International Business Links
Many people from outside of the United States create corporations and limited liability companies in Delaware, and Delaware companies often conduct business around the globe. Knowing a little about the business climate, and international laws that may apply to your company can help you overcome obstacles and plan for the future.
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- The BIZ
A little slow to load from this side of the pond, The Biz is nevertheless worth the wait. Exhaustive listings along with articles about how to do business in the UK make up this very British e-zine. the atmosphere is not “Strictly Business” as they provide entertaining contests and diversions as well.
- Asian Business Watch
Offering an executive summary and detailed topic listings, this site is one of the most logical in layout and design that this reviewer has seen. Market and economic reports are available from India, to the Philippines to Japan. Market watchers for this site tabulate data and present it in Adobe Acrobat format in charts and graphs so you can analyze the business trends across Asia.
contains a very useful set of reference materials, including the ability to find search a database for locations of embassies worldwide, international telephone directories and dialing codes, visa requirements worldwide, and an extensive compilation of world maps, including cities.
The subtitle for this site is: “Global Business Intelligence for the Digital Age” In addition to a considerable wealth of timely business information from around the globe, I was mesmerized by the section they included on ebusiness readiness in countries around the world. This is an excellent resource!
- International Small Business Consortium
Helpful links for the small to medium sized business owner with an international flavor. Members receive a weekly emailing that discusses members troubles and triumphs, moderated by the ever polite Nick.
- The International Herald Tribune
Truly a global newspaper, you can get a sense for the pulse of the globe looking over the Tribune's news articles, and business sections.
- Chambers Worldwide
Though not as splashy as some of the others on this page, the International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce may be the most useful if you are doing business in a foreign land. Often the best source of local information is the local Chamber of Commerce. For references or just to get the lay of the land, check out the Chamber nearest your business.
- Financial Times
You must register to use their site. There is no charge and they promise not to supply the information you divulge to third parties. The Financial Times of London on-line is a remarkable resource for business news from around the former British Empire. The most useful financial news is found in the markets and investment section.
- The World Intellectual Property Organization
This organization is responsible for the promotion of the protection of intellectual property throughout the world, and for the administration of various multilateral treaties dealing with intellectual property, including: inventions, trademarks, industrial designs, and appellations of origin; and copyright of literary, musical, artistic, photographic and audiovisual works.
- The World Economic Forum
is an intellectually engaging, thoughtful, and easy to read site, that covers economic issues around the globe. Spending some time on the World Economic Forum site on a regular basis would truly give you a good sense of the shape of business on an international scale.
While you’re here, take advantage of our links to see how other states have set up their home pages, and how they regulate the incorporation process. Be sure to check the regulations for each state in which you will be doing business. Registration as a foreign corporation is the law in all fifty states.