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The International Entrepreneur – How to Respond to International Business Opportunities Outside Current Markets

Business Opportunities in New Countries

  Michelle looked up from her computer monitors and directly at her business partner, Brian. ?Japan? Do we even know anyone in Japan? How did they find out about our company??, asked Michelle. Only 9 months ago, Michelle and Brian had launched their software startup. Things were going better than they ever dreamed it would. […]

Upcoming Webcast: Upgrade Your IP Protection Strategy for Global Markets

FITT, international, IP, webcast, Becky DeStigter, Bryan Walker

On Thursday, March 12th 2:00-3:00pm ESTI will be leading a webcast for technology companies about the #1 issue I find from tech companies who avoid some or all international markets: protecting their intellectual property. I will be joined by Bryan Walker, JD, a Patent Attorney with MacDonald Illig Attorneys. The webcast is sponsored by top […]

The International Entrepreneur – Growing Global Markets in Healthcare-Related Industries

This is a great time to be a company serving the healthcare industry. That might seem ironic for Americans and Europeans given current and pending healthcare market slowdowns. My rosy assessment comes from global markets. According to a recent international health insurance industry survey, all healthcare markets are expected to see gross double-digit growth this […]

The International Entrepreneur ? Overseas Distributors: Strategic Partners or Big Mistake?

The International Entrepreneur ? Overseas Distributors: Strategic Partners or Big Mistake? Many young internationalizing companies ask: should we use local distributors in overseas markets or enter markets directly? As with most questions in international business, the answer is? it depends. Here are some guidelines to making this key strategic decision. Knowing the Local Market One […]

The International Entrepreneur: 5 Tips for Preparing Your Product for Global Markets

The International Entrepreneur: 5 Tips for Preparing Your Product for Global Markets I?m always amazed with how many companies don?t think to plan their product design around future company growth that includes global markets. The cost is huge to retrofit product size, material requirements, packaging, etc. after your product has already been created. Here are […]