Through the BABC, members have the opportunity to develop valuable business contacts within the British American community and to exchange ideas and information with a cross section of business, trade and governmental interests.
International Business No Longer the Domain of Multinationals
Financing Available for Medium and Small Businesses Looking for Global Growth
By Christer Andresen and Gregory Carlisle, HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
Not too long ago, being a global brand was reserved for large Fortune 500 companies. With the world more connected than ever, international business is now no longer the realm of big corporations. According to the US Commerce Department, 95 percent of potential customers for US goods and services live outside of the US. Additionally, US exports will increasingly find their way to rapidly growing consumer markets in developing economies as growth prospects for industrialized nations remain subdued, according to research from HSBC.
On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia hosted a business networking and welcome reception for the NW England trade delegation visiting the State. The BABC was honored to collaborate with the City of Philadelphia and Select Greater Philadelphia on this exclusive welcome program. Seven delegate companies demonstrating a cross section of industry and sector groups, and a representative from the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce participated in the mission. Richard Northcote, North American Market Advisor, UKTI, NW England and President BABC, NW England led the delegation.