With the holiday season in full swing and 2012 just around the corner, you’ll be hard pressed to find a fully staffed office this time of year at businesses worldwide. And when you’re operating internationally, it’s especially important for you to be aware of the local holidays in the different countries where you are setup, so you can plan accordingly.
When a business looks to grow its market, exporting goods can seem like a simple way to expand its international presence. But similar to setting up overseas operations, exporting your products can create significant challenges: differing tax schemes, unique cultures and more can make even those countries that seem “easy” to export to quite complicated.
In this guest post from Silicon Valley Bank, learn more about the international risk factors that can come into play when you enter new markets, and how you can gain the knowledge necessary to mitigate those risks can help you grow your business successfully overseas.
For those unfamiliar with doing business in France, the process of hiring employees is often challenging. A highly regulated employer/employee relationship, with legislation offering favoring the interests of the employee, can make things complicated for a business planning an international expansion.