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The International Entrepreneur – Keeping that Entrepreneurial Spirit in Growth Stage Companies

The International Entrepreneur discusses how to keep that entrepreneurial spirit alive in a growth stage comapny

  If you have ever worked in a startup company, then you know… Entrepreneurs are normally in a constant fight for the survival of their fledgling venture. They offer high risk with the potential for high reward if the company succeeds. Entrepreneurs are always stretching the boundaries of what is possible – in terms of […]

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 – Startup Stage Planning for International Expansion

International Business Expansion

Recently I presented and mentored at the Phoenix Startup Week, where I met many technology entrepreneurs. While most companies start expanding into international markets as part of their growth stage, there are many reasons why even the earliest startup stage company should begin planning for international as early as possible. Start With the End in […]

The International Entrepreneur – Breaking Through Assumptions in Chinese Negotiations (Part 2)

In Part 1, I wrote about cultural assumptions in China. In the second half of this series, I have advice for entrepreneurs starting negotiations with their first client or partner in the Chinese market. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare One of the biggest mistakes that a company can make in international negotiations is to skip preparations. Americans […]

The International Entrepreneur – Secrets to Doing Business with Americans

In world markets, Americans are known as being extraordinarily friendly and open. They move forward quickly on partnerships and projects. And sometimes Americans skip important steps that more methodical business cultures would not normally miss. For those entrepreneurs in more than one hundred countries who read my blog, this article is for you. I hope […]

The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips on Germany: an Interview with Christian Hoeferle

The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips on Germany: an Interview with Christian Hoeferle This week I am honored to interview German-American business expert and journalist, Christian Hoeferle. At the end of the interview, you will find more information about Christian’s experience as well as contact information. Here is what Christian shared about the German business […]

The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips on China by Dr. Jeff Wang

The International Entrepreneur – Cultural Tips on China by Dr. Jeff Wang This week, we resume our series about business cultures around the world with an interview with Dr. Jeff Wang of Poetica LLC. What do you see as unique cultural characteristics of Chinese people that are reflected in China’s business culture? The long history, […]

The International Entrepreneur – Inside the Born-Global Firm

As many of you know from social media – last month I started a new position as the Chief Operating officer for Entrepreneur Community Online (ECO). This company is six months old and already has customers on five continents and in fourteen countries. Its evolution as a company is rapid, but its mission is clear: To […]