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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 -Are Your Outsourcing Resources Ready for International?

The International Entrepreneur Asks Are Your Outsourcing Resources Ready for International?

Today’s companies tend to be leaner and more agile than those in years past. They often have to be in order to grow at a rate fast enough to secure the next round of funding or attract the right acquiring firm. How we do business has fundamentally changed to where many company functions like legal, […]

The International Entrepreneur – What Makes a Great Leader… Anywhere?

Angela Merkel, Germany, International Entrepreneur, International Business

This week I accept the challenge from long-time professional contacts, Sandip Sen and Linda Hughes to write about what I think makes for a great leader. As many of you know, anything I write needs to be as applicable in Buenos Aires as it is in Helsinki. With that in mind, here is my criteria […]

The International Entrepreneur – Interview with International Export Expert, Ed Marsh (Part 2)

Ed Marsh, International Entrepreneur, International Business

Two weeks ago I posted Part 1 of my interview with international B2B sales and marketing expert, Ed Marsh. Today I share the rest of Ed’s insightful answers. Q3: What’s the biggest mistake you see companies making in their online marketing for global markets? A3: Most US companies make the same fundamental mistake globally that […]

The International Entrepreneur – Interview with International Export Expert, Ed Marsh (Part 1)

Ed Marsh, International Entrepreneur, International Business

This week I have the pleasure of interviewing one of the top independent experts in the international business consulting field, Ed Marsh,¬†from Boston. If you need expertise particularly in B2B manufacturing markets, Ed is a tremendous resource. His articles are an excellent read too. Here are Ed’s answers to my questions: Q1: What are some […]

The International Entrepreneur – Structuring Your Website for International Markets

url, international website, international business, international entrepreneur

  In today’s business world, a website is your company’s front door. And with few exceptions, effective search engine optimization (SEO) and a well-branded experience are the difference between long-term success and bankruptcy. Managing the transition of a website into international markets can be crucial. Most companies initially set up their websites in one of […]

The International Entrepreneur – 3 Ideas for Building Rapport with International Contacts

international business rapport

Have you ever been working with an international partner or client and suddenly found yourself in an unexpected conflict? This often happens in cross-cultural communications. It can lead to awkwardness and strain in the business relationship. This happened to me last year when working with a team of Chinese business professionals. Unfortunately I couldn’t directly […]

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 – An Interview with Christian Spaltenstein of AFEX

Christian Spaltenstein, International Business, International Entrepreneur

This week I am pleased to share an interview of Christian Spaltenstein, General Manager-Americas from AFEX. Foreign exchange and risk management are strategic factors in doing international business. As an expert in these areas, Christian had much to share. Christian, based on what you’ve seen what are some of the biggest misconceptions that companies have […]

The International Entrepreneur – A Twist on Offshoring: Interview with Patrick Linton

The International Entrepreneur Interviews Patrick Linton

  This week I caught up with international entrepreneur, Patrick Linton. Two years ago Patrick co-founded Bolton Remote, an interesting off-shoring service for small and medium sized companies. The rules of international business keep evolving. Read on to find out more… Patrick, would you explain for our readers the business model behind Bolton Remote? How […]