5 Things To Consider When Doing Business Overseas In The New Year

Preparing for Global Expansion as an SMB

“Going global” has been a consistent trend in the last 10 years or so and for any SMB thinking of expanding their client-base beyond their local market in 2017, there are certain key considerations that need to be made if your goal is to increase your bottom-line. In our last webinar, we took a look at the various tools that are increasingly required for international trade. Next, we’re going to turn to the 5 approaches that you need to take to ensure a successful expansion overseas in the next year.

  1. Localize – Make sure that your product appeals to the overseas consumer. The approach and demeanor should be tailored to the local market so make sure to do a lot of research beforehand.
  2. Socialize – Networking is important. Spend time overseas building networks and deepening relationships and it will pay off.
  3. Evangelize – Be passionate and act as an advocate. Consistently talk about your product and how it will benefit the overseas market.
  4. Legalize – Make sure to adhere to all laws, customs, and regulations of the different markets you plan to expand into.
  5. Prioritize – Have clear objectives in mind and focus your efforts in tackling them one by one.

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