If your company is going global, it's important for you to adapt to local custom, culture and language - this includes your business documents.

Sponsored Content


Comments


Written by HeatherStone
543 days ago

Hi Ivan,

This is a great article! I am a huge fan of going global--at least the idea of it--as I love learning about what makes other cultures tick, especially in business. It's like you say, you've got to go in prepared to adapt to the culture of that market, not try to force your way in, like for instance eBay in China, with no regard for the local customs or culture.

I think a lot of small business people are daunted by the prospect of going global, doing the necessary research and taking care of the legalities, but everyone I know of that made the investment has told me it's well worth the time and money. As the global playing field levels off, I think it will become more commonplace for small business people to jump in.

Great post!



Written by ivanpw
542 days ago

Heather,

IMO, it's daunting because of the unknowns... Google and learn a bit about the country you are going to expand to can help a lot. Better yet, partner with trusted local contact to help you out.



Log in to comment or register here.

Free, Fast & Easy: A new way to communicate benefits to employees

  We know that as a small business owner, you have your hands full. Aflac has made it easier for you to communicate …
Subscribe

Rachel Parker @resonancesocial Makes Social Sensational

You may have heard this story before. Dedicated, experienced corporate professional grows tired of the lack of … More
Editor's Picks

Post your small business video to BizSugar today!
It's time to up your game with video on BizSugar!
Have you tried BizSugar's new video posting feature?
Did you know you can now post video on BizSugar?