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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 – 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 – 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, distinguished business and social cultures, different consumer value structures, and dramatic different […]