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Reversing the innovation

Export “lessons learned” can help domestic business One of the infrequently discussed but critical benefits of international business development is the opportunity for “reverse innovation.”   This sounds “techy”, and it can be, but it doesn’t necessarily  have to be.   Usage, preferences, efficiency and application Selling products and services internationally introduce a company to […]

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I need a translator! No I need an interpreter! I mean I NEED HELP!

read more Wittgenstein quotes Subtle and distinct Language is a tricky topic, and one that often comes up in discussion of international business.  It’s a fascinating topic, but also one which can be intimidating to folks considering international expansion.   “Just how tricky could it actually be?” you ask….well, let’s start with our own.  You’re […]

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FCPA Compliance & ongoing reform efforts

This post was contributed by Michael Volkov of LeClairRyan and first appeared on Volkov’s Corruption, Crime & Compliance Blog (regarding FCPA compliance and current reform initiatives)   Many companies are vaguely aware of the obligations for FCPA compliance in their international business dealings, but most SMEs don’t have formal programs in place.  Compliance is an […]

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Get an export mindset

This post first appeared on  www.morethanshipping.com - and was contributed by our own Ed Marsh – an international business veteran.   1.5% carrying the export burden Did you realize that the typical German “mittelstand” company (like our SME/SMB designation) exports to 16 different markets?   And yet only 5% of all American companies export according to Department of […]

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Latin America social media adoption accelerates

Latin America Social Media – really “Media Social” Latin Americans are more than social, they’re ‘media social’! 2011 was a remarkable year for the proliferation of social media throughout Latin America, and that makes sense if you think about it.  First, Latin America’s infrastructure doesn’t offer freedom and flexibility to move at the efficient levels […]

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