Here are some of the best international business-focused blogs I?ve read this year: Beyond Brazil Blog from Sunny Sky Solutions ? editor & author: Gabriela Castro-Fontuora. Gaby has moved back from the north of England to her native Uruguay. She writes about all kinds of international trade and practice advice for doing business in Latin […]
This week it is my honor to interview Caroline Tompkins, President & CEO of the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). For anyone unfamiliar with FITT, this organization is growing into a world standard of international trade training and certification. In a business discipline like ours that is rapidly evolving, FITT works closely with practitioners […]
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 […]
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 – Cultural Tips on Canada: an Interview with International Project Consultant, Sue Adam
This week’s business culture interview focuses on Canada.?I interviewed Canadian resident and international IT project leader, Sue Adam, who??shares her insights on the Canadian business environment. Canadian entrepreneurship was one of my areas of graduate research and?so?I have added some additional notes on this subject. Canadian markets should be of particular interest to Americans since […]
The International Entrepreneur: Practical Advice for Cross Cultural Teams
A good friend of mine was recently hired into a sustainability marketing position at a U.S. company. ?Sally? is an intrapreneur (someone who brings entrepreneurial innovation and passion into a larger organization). She recently invited me out to lunch to talk about the cross-cultural team questions that have come up on the job.
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.