“We’re going to want to expand into some new international markets next year as part of our growth strategy. Will the marketing team be ready for that?” asks your company CEO. “Absolutely”, you quickly reply. As Chief Marketing Officer, you deserve part of the credit for your company’s successful revenue rise. You have built a […]
I glanced up from the conference phone positioned in the middle of the table to catch the expression of quiet resignation in Hector, my client’s new Strategic Partnership Director. Hector’s Sales VP was talking on speaker phone to a potential strategic partner’s sales and partnership team. I realized in that moment that Hector knew […]
The International Entrepreneur – How to Respond to International Business Opportunities Outside Current Markets
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. […]
I was recently pondering a question as I sat in a cafe drinking a cup of hot tea next to the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam: What’s the best advice for a company that is considering expanding into new language markets? Amsterdam often brings home this question for me. Walking among the crowds and down any central […]
This week I am focusing on globalization at a national level. To be honest, I am concerned about my country’s sustained ability to globally compete. That probably sounds a bit drastic given that I live in the United States and we have the largest economy of the world. The U.S. is home to top universities […]
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.