The Compass Blog


Selling to International Customers

May 2, 2019

When considering international expansion there are several key factors that can make the difference between successful programs or result in frustrations and failure.

Continuing Tariffs: The Impact on West Michigan Businesses

April 11, 2019

Beer, soybeans, automotive parts and vehicles, washing machines, apples, cherries, and boats are just some of the Michigan products and industries that will be significantly affected should the U.S. tariffs on imports continue. 

Weathering trade troubles: Lessons from 'The Art of War'

March 12, 2019

When it comes to international trade, the words of Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu seem more apt today than ever: �In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.�

World Trade Week conference focuses on global success

April 10, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. During West Michigan World Trade Week, May 7-10, area business leaders will come together to celebrate international trade and business growth in the West Michigan region.

Markets of India: A Wealth of Opportunity

April 9, 2018

India is not only a beautiful country with a diverse collection of languages and cultures; it is also the world�s fourth largest economy.


February 28, 2018

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT), one of the world's leading providers of insurance, reinsurance, and employee benefits related advice, brokerage, and associated services, has acquired International Risk Consultants (IRC)...

World Trade Week focuses on export success

May 2, 2016

West Michigan World Trade Week will bring together a multitude of Michigan businesses May 12 to discuss local strategies for export success. 

Breakout Sessions Announced for West Michigan World Trade Week 2016 Business Conference

April 15, 2016

West Michigan World Trade Week Business Conference 2016 breakout sessions will be covering a wide variety of international business topics.

World Trade Week Announces 2016 Business Conference Keynote Speaker

March 31, 2016

West Michigan World Trade Week 2016 is proud to announce the 31st Annual Business Conference Keynote Speaker. 

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