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The International Entrepreneur – Interview with International Business Development Leader, Matthias Leitzmann

Matthias Leitzmann, International Business Development

This week I caught up with Matthias Leitzmann, Director of International Business Development at VXi Corporation, a manufacturer of noise cancelling wireless and unified communication headsets. Matthias is a leader on the front lines of the ever-shifting landscape of international business. He is also a regular contributor to the weekly #GlobalBizTalk Twitter group.   Matthias, […]

The International Entrepreneur – Choosing the Right Size for your Global Marketing Team

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  Leading a company’s marketing team is truly a balancing act. It often feels like we walk a tightrope between budgets and expectations, producing real-time results and planning for the future, building the right structure for today and for a year down the road. What’s more other department leaders may not even understand marketing basics, […]

The International Entrepreneur – Trump and other Branding Issues in International Business

International Entrepreneur, Branding Issues in International Business

  I was waiting on the platform for the train from Bedford to London Heathrow. It was October 2004 and I struck up a conversation with a local businessman (staying true to my American stereotype of perpetual friendliness). After a few minutes, the gentleman asked me what was really on his mind… “What could Americans […]

The International Entrepreneur – International Trade 2016 Twitter List!

International Trade Experts on Twitter 2016

It’s been 6+ years sharing and trading advice on international trade from those involved on the ground. We have held weekly conversation on #GlobalBizTalk. For 2016, here are my recommended Twitter Follows in the field of International Business: @Hoeferle – Christian Hoeferle is an international business consultant and cross-cultural expert. Currently based in Tennessee, he hails from […]

The International Entrepreneur – International Business Lessons from Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, India, International Trade,

Like most professionals in technology fields, I’m a bit fascinated by Mark Zuckerberg. Really, who could have predicted the meteoric rise of Facebook twelve years ago when it was just started? He’s not one to build the same wisdom-drenched following like Richard Branson or Guy Kawasaki. But the day he put his newly acquired Mandarin Chinese […]

The International Entrepreneur – The Promise and Pitfalls of International Digital Marketing

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  Long gone are the days of fluffy feel-good marketing, where brand awareness was the focus and sales was normally the first company contact. I give the rise of Digital Marketing majority credit for this accountability revolution in our professional discipline. In 2004 I attended an American Marketing Association conference on Strategic Marketing in Chicago. […]

The International Entrepreneur – 5 False Assumptions That Can Hold You Back from Global Success

international assumptions, international business, international marketing

  I have been fortunate these past 10 years to mentor a promising international marketing professional. “Quinn” recently went back to university to complete his international MBA. He just accepted a position in Tennessee where he will be building international channels from the ground up in B2B & B2C markets. It’s an exciting opportunity for […]

The International Entrepreneur- How to Engage the Right International Network Connectors

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International network connections can be the oil that lubricates the international business engine and allows the machine to move efficiently forward. The right overseas introduction at the right time can propel a company forward into a strategic relationship or a high-value client. Without those introductions, you feel like that high school student who never gets […]

The International Entrepreneur – When Is English Just Not Enough?

International Entrepreneur, international business, marketing, technology

There’s an international travel blogger I know who makes his living by paid presentations to tourism boards around the world and reviewing cruise ships, resorts and other travel services. Not a bad life for an ex-tech entrepreneur! But one thing I always find interesting is that middle-aged Midwestern “Fred” never learned to speak another language […]

The International Entrepreneur – 10 Great International Business Resources to Follow on Twitter!

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Over the past 5 ½ years I have met many talented international business professionals on Twitter. We have traded advice and business leads. We have held conversation on #GlobalBizTalk. Here are my 10 recommended Twitter Follows: @Hoeferle – Christian Hoeferle is an international business consultant and cross-cultural trainer. Based in Tennessee, he hails from southern […]