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The International Entrepreneur – How to Respond to International Business Opportunities Outside Current Markets

Business Opportunities in New Countries

  Michelle looked up from her computer monitors and directly at her business partner, Brian. “Japan? Do we even know anyone in Japan? How did they find out about our company?”, asked Michelle. Only 9 months ago, Michelle and Brian had launched their software startup. Things were going better than they ever dreamed it would. […]

The International Entrepreneur – 5 Tips to Motivate Global Telecommuting Workers

International Entrepreneur - Tips to Motivate Global Telecommuting Workers

  Sam checked the time on his phone – 5:00am. As he sipped his coffee, Sam prepared for his phone call with Chloe in Ireland, his EMEA Regional Director. Since his software company had expanded globally last year, Sam was needing to manage new employees in new markets. Sam’s problem was that he never felt […]

The International Entrepreneur – What?s Missing Globally in the ?Connection Economy?

International Entrepreneur Global Connection Economy

A few years ago, Seth Godin famously introduced the ?Connection Economy? into our lexicon to describe how connecting people, companies and resources was a source of increasing value creation in our world. Since you?re reading this article, that means that you are part of this global technology revolution and probably interact with it frequently. Here […]

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 – How to Manage International Ignorance in Business

Mexico City ready for international trade

?Marie? has been traveling frequently between clients in Tucson and nearby Phoenix, Arizona, USA. She works with mid-sized expanding technology companies and has for many years around the globe. But Marie confessed to me that lately she is struck by the lack of interest in and understanding of Mexican markets that sit just minutes or […]

The International Entrepreneur – Tips for Being an International Distributor

Tips for Being an International Distributor

A Kenyan distributor recently wrote to me asking for advice to build an in-country distributor business. He was interested in representing more products in the Kenyan market and wanted to find the right suppliers for his business. That is a great topic especially given both the opportunities associated with reselling globally-branded products and the risks […]

The International Entrepreneur Interviewed – How to Become an International Entrepreneur w/ Becky DeStigter

Becky DeStigter interview podcast by Verbaccino

Readers, This week I want to share a great interview and conversation I had with?Kathrin Bussmann, host of The Worldly Marketer Podcast Series. For those of you who don’t know Kathrin yet, she is the Founder of Verbaccino and the Creator of International & Global Marketing Strategies for the Digital Age. Kathrin asked me a […]

The International Entrepreneur – Improving Employee Engagement in Your Global Workforce

Improving Employee Engagement in your Global Workforce

I knew from the way that Pedro in the Mexico City office the phone that something had turned for the worst. Pedro?s voice sounded low and muttled – preoccupied and low energy compared with our recent interactions. Pedro and his colleagues had recently been missing key details in our shared projects. They just seemed “well” […]

The International Entrepreneur – Setting up Your International Distributor Program for Success

international distributor partner representative

  Your company may use a partner, channel, distributor or representative (rep). They all may follow slightly different selling structures. But call them what you want. If they are bringing in new profitable clients, then you love them. I?ve talked with many young, growing firms who manage an international distributor program as a way to […]

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