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 never learned to speak another language beyond […]
As the Latin American technology markets heat up, the rest of the world is engaging and trying to make inroads into these potentially lucrative markets. Decreased communication and travel costs combined with lower trade barriers in recent years have make it infinitely more cost effective to enter markets like Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, […]
Last week, I spoke with a German oil and gas industry executive about the growing role that energy plays in international business. From this conversation and others, here is strategic advice around this critical topic for entrepreneurial companies in international markets: Know the Global and National Energy Issues Is your country energy an energy exporter […]
The International Entrepreneur – Young CEOs: Overcoming Age Discrimination in Global Markets In countries like Australia and the United States, entrepreneurial success can come at any age. But many business cultures associate age with experience and responsibility. This week’s question is: how does a successful entrepreneur bridge the age gap and be taken seriously in […]
The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips on New Zealand: An Interview with Kiwi International Business Development Expert, Ray Underell
The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips on New Zealand: An Interview with Kiwi International Business Development Expert, Ray Underell This week’s business culture interview is about New Zealand. While New Zealand shares some cultural traits of its neighbor, Australia, this country is definitely unique and important in up-and-coming industries such as outdoor gear and high […]
The International Entrepreneur: Arbitrage, A Smart Firm’s Source of Competitive Advantage. There are many small and medium-sized firms that expand to the most similar markets they can find.