Export Lingo 101: Commercial Invoices for International Sales Explained

By Savannah KleinWhen conducting international business, commercial invoices are vital for the exporter, the importer, and their governments. Essentially, the commercial invoice is a document that includes a sales contract between the exporter and importer to ensure a safe and secure transaction. It also allows the government to regulate and enforce duties on what enters and… Read More Export Lingo 101: Commercial Invoices for International Sales Explained

A Guide to Michigan’s State Trade Expansion Program (MI-STEP)

Growing your business can be a struggle, but there are programs to make it easier for you and your business to succeed! Small and medium-sized Michigan companies looking to expand their business through exporting to new markets may be eligible for financial assistance through Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP).  This… Read More A Guide to Michigan’s State Trade Expansion Program (MI-STEP)

Russia: A Collection of Cultural Oddities

By: Savannah Klein Russia is an intriguing country with a rich culture and deeply rooted traditions. Whether you are conducting business in Russia or simply visiting at your own leisure, it is important to be aware of these ingrained, and occasionally eccentric, customs. Mealtime Rituals When asked to attend dinner at an acquaintance’s house, ensure… Read More Russia: A Collection of Cultural Oddities