Business Services: Resources
Export.gov offers a wide range of current industry information and trade leads to help exporters of U.S. goods and services get the information they need to compete successfully in overseas markets. This information includes trade events, market research, trade agreements, statistics and data, publications, industry associations, and points of contact for the industry.
Facilities Management Link (FMLink) is a source for information on professionals in this industry. The site provides news, special reports, and topical articles on benchmarking, sustainability, and workplace strategies.
This module is the product of a partnership between the U.S. Commercial Service and the Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research. This module covers how to formulate a marketing strategy and research foreign markets, as well as researching the market through government agencies, development agencies, and by region. There is also a case study included in this module.
This module is the product of a partnership between the U.S. Commercial Service and the Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research. This module covers methods of obtaining foreign trade income, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of technology licensing and joint ventures. There is also a case study included on Spancrete Machinery Corporation.
The International Business Times is breaking new ground in global business journalism by providing minute-by-minute coverage with an international focus. It also strives to offer the full global picture of how economic, political, and societal events connect from region to region. Registration for the daily newsletter is free and the site links to a number of different international versions.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) key facts section gives an overview of various aspects of the marine shipping industry. Categories include: shipping and world trade, which gives information such as the types and volumes of ships at sea; safety and regulation, which discusses maritime laws and issues; and environmental performance, which covers energy, efficiency, and pollution.
Moody's Analytics from Economy.com aims to keep readers fully informed regarding the state of the world economy. Written by economists and updated daily, this site offers comprehensive analyses and tools related to major economic events from around the globe. There is a fee required to view articles, but a two week free trial is available.
Product & Service Advantage provides solutions for software and business problems in the form of technical support, advice or training. For each product, solution, or service, more detailed information is provided concerning its relevance and functions.
The focus of the website Strategy + Business is “to bridge the gap between theory and practice in contemporary global business.” The site provides articles, interviews, and information on the newest trends in business strategy, management, and innovation. Users can access information on the main page but articles from current and past issues of the magazine require a subscription.
A publication of JOC Group Inc., The Journal of Commerce Online is an interactive business tool for industry experts that provides breaking news, market analyses, sailing schedules, logistics tools, market data, and links to other important resources. Features include webcasts, podcasts, and videos that cover common commerce topics, such as maritime news, trucking logistics, intermodal shipping, air cargo, trade regulations, and trade logistics. Some content is limited without a membership.
Provided by Heavy Duty Trucking, Truckinginfo is a resource for professionals in the trucking industry. The site offers recent news articles, white papers, blogs, and product news all related to the trucking industry. In addition, the site offers articles and news in the areas of equipment, fleet management, safety, drivers, maintenance, products, fuel, and the aftermarket.