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The International Entrepreneur – Is your company still an Accidental Exporter?

Accidental exporter, international entrepreneur

Joe rolled his chair over to company founder, Mary?s desk with a quizzical wrinkle in his brow? ?Can we sell our security product to someone in Romania? We just got an email basically ordering 50 software licenses from somewhere called Timisoara?, said Joe as Mary looked up from her multiple computer monitors. Mary was just […]

The International Entrepreneur – How to Help HQ Staff Become More Globally-Focused

HR, global, international business, international entrepreneur

As I walked around the tech company’s office over the, weeks I spent on site, I heard quiet complaints about international leads and clients from some of the client-facing staff. “That accent was so thick that I couldn?t understand her.” “They don?t know how to follow a normal buying process.” “I really don?t like dealing […]

The International Entrepreneur – How to accelerate global expansion

accelerate global expansion, international entrepreneur, international business

It?s ironic. Anyone who has spent time and energy expanding their company into international markets can tell you that the process is anything but fast. Global expansions are notoriously slow, especially when compared to what American and Canadian companies are used to as their domestic time to establish a new business. Registering a new business […]

The International Entrepreneur ? The Globalization of American High Tech

international trade, information technology, globalization, international entrepreneur

This week I wrapped up a 3-week project researching American IT companies that expanded into international markets. Normally my clients hire me to focus on markets outside the U.S., so it was interesting to study?the industry I serve. Honestly, I thought I knew all about the American IT industry. I have spent the better part […]

The International Entrepreneur ? Balancing Internal and External Global Marketing Resources

marketing resources, global marketing, international entrepreneur

Susan rubbed her forehead trying to push back the headache that was forming. She was the Chief Marketing Officer for a Boston-based globally-expanding software company. Susan had always been praised for her ability to hire and manage outside marketing specialists and deliver excellent marketing metrics. But now she needed resources like German social media experts […]

The International Entrepreneur ? Interview with Safeguard World International?s CEO, Bjorn Reynolds

Bjorn Reynolds, Safeguard World International, GEO, global HR,

This week I have?the pleasure to interview company founder and international entrepreneur, Bjorn Reynolds. Bjorn started his international payroll and HR management company in the UK. Now the company has grown to serve 165 countries. ? The International Entrepreneur (TIE)- Bjorn, since many may not know about Global Employment Outsourcing as a fast track to […]

The International Entrepreneur ? Keeping Your Global Project Staff Locally Compliant

global HR, international compliance, international trade, GEO

Tim was a chemical engineer just starting his career. ?He was working for a beverage additive company in Milwaukee, USA. Having already studied abroad for a year at the Instituto Tecnol?gico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (M?xico), Tim was open to the idea of moving to east Germany when his company proposed it. He […]

The International Entrepreneur ? The Growing War for Global Talent

global talent, global HR, international trade

I see it expanding every day? Engineering teams sent to implement a project on the other side of the world. A medical student from a developing country applying for residency after graduation to ensure a higher quality of life for herself and her family. A multinational company offering a rising star employee the chance for […]

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 […]

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