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The largest companies are global, and they rely on doing business in multiple geographies to support their operations and growth. Smaller businesses, however, often will limit themselves to their local regions because exporting seems daunting. Certainly there are hurdles to exporting, but a great deal of help also is available.
Advice and Assistance for Manufacturers
News reports this week are highlighting the relative good health of the manufacturing segment. Most prominently, the Institute for Supply Management index for January came in at 60.8, the 18th straight month that this measure has indicated expansion (above 50).
Today’s headlines are bemoaning the sudden and unexpected drop in U.S. productivity after an exceptional run of increases in recent quarters. Why are they surprised? The increases in productivity were, in many cases, the result of fewer people working harder.