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The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips on the Netherlands: an Interview with Dutch Business Coach, Roland van Leusden

This week’s interview is about one of my favorite business cultures – the Netherlands. Experienced sales professional, business coach, and entrepreneur Roland van Leusden shares his perspective of how the Dutch business culture helps make the Netherlands such an international business powerhouse despite its relative size. What do you see as unique cultural characteristics of […]

The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips from France: an Interview with Omar-Pierre Soubra

This week’s business cultural interview takes us to France! Omar-Pierre Soubra shares his insights on how to navigate parts of French culture. What do you see as unique cultural characteristics of France’s culture that are reflected in France’s business culture? I will sound obvious by saying “French food”! You can talk to any French businessman […]

The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips on Uruguay: Insights from Uruguayan & International Business Consultant, Gabriela Castro-Fontoura

This week, I am featuring enterprising Uruguay. This is a country often overshadowed by its much larger neighboring countries: Brazil and Argentina. As entrepreneurs, we are always looking for opportunities overlooked by larger competitors. Uruguay is a member of of free trade organization MERCOSUR and has a stable economy and government. This country may be […]

The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips from Israel: Insights from Arlene Marom in Tel Aviv

  This week kicks off a series on cultural insights from professionals engaged daily in cross-border business. Born in the U.S., Arlene Marom is a long-time Israeli resident and international marketing professional. I am grateful to Arlene for sharing so many tips for doing business with Israelis. Here is my interview with Arlene: What do […]

The International Entrepreneur: Environmental Impact of Globalization

The International Entrepreneur: Environmental Impact of Globalization

Is expanding into overseas markets going to hurt the environment? This question was raised recently to me by a CEO/founder/entrepreneur. The answer is: it depends how you conduct your business.