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The International Entrepreneur – Keeping that Entrepreneurial Spirit in Growth Stage Companies

The International Entrepreneur discusses how to keep that entrepreneurial spirit alive in a growth stage comapny

  If you have ever worked in a startup company, then you know… Entrepreneurs are normally in a constant fight for the survival of their fledgling venture. They offer high risk with the potential for high reward if the company succeeds. Entrepreneurs are always stretching the boundaries of what is possible – in terms of […]

The International Entrepreneur – Are Your Outsourcing Resources Ready for International?

The International Entrepreneur Asks Are Your Outsourcing Resources Ready for International?

Today’s companies tend to be leaner and more agile than those in years past. They often have to be in order to grow at a rate fast enough to secure the next round of funding or attract the right acquiring firm. How we do business has fundamentally changed to where many company functions like legal, […]

The International Entrepreneur – Damage Control for a Cross-Cultural Team Disaster

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Susan let out a deep, anguished sigh as he looked at the competitive intelligence report generated by her global intelligence-gathering team. It wasn’t what she was expecting to read and certainly not what an International Marketing VP would want to pass on to the company CEO and the Board of Directors. Instead, it read like […]

Managing Common Intercultural Team Flash Points

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Sara sat in her office contemplating the challenges of her new team she’d inherited in Strategic Marketing. With software developers located in various tech hot spots around the global and marketing teams concentrated in Vancouver, Dubai and Luxembourg, Sara needed to navigate both the business challenges facing her company and the cultural differences of her […]

The International Entrepreneur – What Makes a Great Leader… Anywhere?

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This week I accept the challenge from long-time professional contacts, Sandip Sen and Linda Hughes to write about what I think makes for a great leader. As many of you know, anything I write needs to be as applicable in Buenos Aires as it is in Helsinki. With that in mind, here is my criteria […]

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 […]

The International Entrepreneur – Interview with International Export Expert, Ed Marsh (Part 2)

Ed Marsh, International Entrepreneur, International Business

Two weeks ago I posted Part 1 of my interview with international B2B sales and marketing expert, Ed Marsh. Today I share the rest of Ed’s insightful answers. Q3: What’s the biggest mistake you see companies making in their online marketing for global markets? A3:  Most US companies make the same fundamental mistake globally that […]

The International Entrepreneur – Interview with International Export Expert, Ed Marsh (Part 1)

Ed Marsh, International Entrepreneur, International Business

This week I have the pleasure of interviewing one of the top independent experts in the international business consulting field, Ed Marsh from Boston. If you need expertise particularly in B2B manufacturing markets, Ed is a tremendous resource. His articles are an excellent read too. Here are Ed’s answers to my questions: Q1: What are some of the […]

The International Entrepreneur – Localizing Websites for International Markets

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“SmartCodeSoftware” Company was like many other firms that evolved into international markets. They started with a few international clients that found the company through industry trade shows and online. Then international representatives offered their services to the company. The company created a distributor network. When the company started to uncover its international market potential, they […]

The International Entrepreneur – Structuring Your Website for International Markets

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  In today’s business world, a website is your company’s front door. And with few exceptions, effective search engine optimization (SEO) and a well-branded experience are the difference between long-term success and bankruptcy. Managing the transition of a website into international markets can be crucial. Most companies initially set up their websites in one of […]