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The International Entrepreneur – 5 Tips to Motivate Global Telecommuting Workers

International Entrepreneur - Tips to Motivate Global Telecommuting Workers

  Sam checked the time on his phone – 5:00am. As he sipped his coffee, Sam prepared for his phone call with Chloe in Ireland, his EMEA Regional Director. Since his software company had expanded globally last year, Sam was needing to manage new employees in new markets. Sam?s problem was that he never felt […]

The International Entrepreneur – What?s Missing Globally in the ?Connection Economy?

International Entrepreneur Global Connection Economy

A few years ago, Seth Godin famously introduced the ?Connection Economy? into our lexicon to describe how connecting people, companies and resources was a source of increasing value creation in our world. Since you?re reading this article, that means that you are part of this global technology revolution and probably interact with it frequently. Here […]

The International Entrepreneur – Trump and other Branding Issues in International Business

International Entrepreneur, Branding Issues in International Business

  I was waiting on the platform for the train from Bedford to London Heathrow. It was October 2004 and I struck up a conversation with a local businessman (staying true to my American stereotype of perpetual friendliness). After a few minutes, the gentleman asked me what was really on his mind? ?What could Americans […]

The International Entrepreneur – International Trade 2016 Twitter List!

International Trade Experts on Twitter 2016

It’s been 6+ years sharing and trading advice on international trade from those involved on the ground.?We have held weekly conversation on #GlobalBizTalk. For 2016, here are my recommended Twitter Follows in the field of International Business: @Hoeferle – Christian Hoeferle is an international business consultant and cross-cultural expert. Currently based?in Tennessee, he hails from […]

The International Entrepreneur – How to Manage International Ignorance in Business

Mexico City ready for international trade

?Marie? has been traveling frequently between clients in Tucson and nearby Phoenix, Arizona, USA. She works with mid-sized expanding technology companies and has for many years around the globe. But Marie confessed to me that lately she is struck by the lack of interest in and understanding of Mexican markets that sit just minutes or […]

The International Entrepreneur Interviewed – How to Become an International Entrepreneur w/ Becky DeStigter

Becky DeStigter interview podcast by Verbaccino

Readers, This week I want to share a great interview and conversation I had with?Kathrin Bussmann, host of The Worldly Marketer Podcast Series. For those of you who don’t know Kathrin yet, she is the Founder of Verbaccino and the Creator of International & Global Marketing Strategies for the Digital Age. Kathrin asked me a […]

The International Entrepreneur – Is your company still an Accidental Exporter?

Accidental exporter, international entrepreneur

Joe rolled his chair over to company founder, Mary?s desk with a quizzical wrinkle in his brow? ?Can we sell our security product to someone in Romania? We just got an email basically ordering 50 software licenses from somewhere called Timisoara?, said Joe as Mary looked up from her multiple computer monitors. Mary was just […]

The International Entrepreneur ? How to Help HQ Staff Become More Globally-Focused

HR, global, international business, international entrepreneur

As I walked around the tech company?s office over the?weeks I spent on site, I heard quiet?complaints about international leads and clients from some of the?client-facing staff. ?That accent was so thick that I couldn?t understand her.? ?They don?t know how to follow a normal buying process.? ?I really don?t like dealing with people from […]

The International Entrepreneur – How to accelerate global expansion

accelerate global expansion, international entrepreneur, international business

It?s ironic. Anyone who has spent time and energy expanding their company into international markets can tell you that the process is anything but fast. Global expansions are notoriously slow, especially when compared to what American and Canadian companies are used to as their domestic time to establish a new business. Registering a new business […]

The International Entrepreneur ? The Globalization of American High Tech

international trade, information technology, globalization, international entrepreneur

This week I wrapped up a 3-week project researching American IT companies that expanded into international markets. Normally my clients hire me to focus on markets outside the U.S., so it was interesting to study?the industry I serve. Honestly, I thought I knew all about the American IT industry. I have spent the better part […]