The reality is this: No one knows everything there is to know about international trade. There are 180+ sovereign countries, 3,000+ languages, local regulations and business practices, and countless other details that affect doing business. We may not know it all, but we can strengthen our knowledge, positioning and outcomes by shoring up weaknesses in […]
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 […]
You may be asking yourself if your approach to international expansion is the right one. Should you grow organically by the strength of expanded international sales? Or would the right company acquisition in the local market be a shortcut that provides instant market access? As with most questions in international business, the answer is:it depends. […]
Now that the contracts are signed and your company has gone international, the real work begins. Here are some tips to help make newly established international business work as effectively as possible during those first few months of operation. Keep International Business Relationships Healthy and Strong A new international partnerships, sales offices, production facilities, and/or […]
The International Entrepreneur: Management Commitment – Vital to International Expansion Success. Without management commitment, you might as well skip the effort all together. There are many tales of an enterprising young professional who asks for permission to pursue an international sales opportunity and uncovers a huge overseas market.
The International Entrepreneur: CFO’s Role in International Business. I have recently heard a group of CFOs