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Biz Tek Today: Conducting Business Across Borders

biztek The article below, “How Small Businesses Can Sell To Foreign Governments”, discussing small businesses doing work with foreign governments got me thinking about the business climate we live in.  It is no longer prudent to limit business geography to one county, one state, even the US.  The fact is that if a business is not looking to overseas markets, it likely is missing out on opportunities.  Many businesses are intimidated by the thought of conducting business across borders believing that such business is overly complicated (not necessarily true).  International business is no longer the sole domain of public companies.  Rather, every closely held company should consider the prospects of business beyond the borders as a topic of serious discussion.


What Entrepreneurs Must Know Before Entering New Markets Entrepreneur Conventional wisdom says location plays a critical role in whether enterprises succeed. But, choosing where to grow a company is only half the battle, because expanding into new...  READ MORE How Small Businesses Can Sell To Foreign Governments The Guardian Research by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) predicts the value of overseas government procurement in just 12 emerging markets such as China, Indonesia and Turkey will be worth a whopping….  READ MORE All Business Starts as Small Business   SRQ Magazine The first week in May is National Small Business Week and this year the theme is “Dream Big, Start Small.” This week is an opportunity to not only celebrate small businesses, but to take some time to fully appreciate the critical contributions that they make in our community…  READ MORE Where the Top 500 CEOs Spend Their Time on Social Media  The American Genius I think it’s kind of neat that some of our most renowned, famous, rich (continue with any other superlatives you want to add) CEOs have fan pages and tons of followers….. READ MORE Why This Entrepreneur Went Barefoot And Worked For Minimum Wage Before Starting His Company Forbes After getting a four-year college degree in design and horticulture agriculture, this entrepreneur decided to get a string of minimum wage jobs, instead of an MBA…  READ MORE How to Improve Your Business Cash Flow with an SBA Loan Smart Business Imagine you wanted to refinance equipment at your company. If you are given a conventional loan, the bank will likely offer a five-year loan term, depending on the type of equipment ….  READ MORE How Entrepreneurs Can Take Calculated Risks   Small Business Trends Every decision you make in the business world has some sort of risk attached. The key to being successful in the long run is taking calculated risks that minimize negatives and maximize positive outcomes….  READ MORE Technology 5 Ways Business Owners Can Easily Become More Tech Savvy Huffington Post With so many amazing resources available online and the growing reliance on technology, there has never been a better time to learn something new. Perhaps you want to widen your reach and turn your brick and mortar business into an e-commerce enterprise….READ MORE Startup Labs 101: What Every Tech Entrepreneur Needs to Know” Huffington Post One of a startup’s biggest problems is its rocky ascent to success. With countless roadblocks along the way, it’s not uncommon for a startup to falter to the point of folding….READ MORE How Technology May Transform hiring Practices CCTV Several years ago Silicon Valley companies began releasing data on the race and gender composition of their workforces to highlight the need to increase diversity…. READ MORE


Wait Until A Merger Officially Closes To Start Combining Travel Weekly I am planning to merge my agency into a larger one, and I will become a junior partner in the combined operation. We have signed a letter of intent and a confidentiality agreement….  READ MORE What to Consider When Buying a Business with Partners Flagstaff Business News Over the years, former mentors and business associates send me great stories that I use during my lectures at Northern Arizona University. Marsha Morgan was my very first manager out of college and to this day we…  READ MORE Selling Your Business? 5 Issues to Weigh During Election Season Orlando Business Journal Selling a business is typically a once-in-a-lifetime event. It can take many months or several years to plan properly for a profitable exit. For business owners already thinking about a sale, 2016 will complicate the planning…  READ MORE The Things That Go Wrong When You Sell a Business – and 7 Solutions! Start Ups Wouldn’t the world be wonderful if you could negotiate to sell your business for your dream price and walk away happily after a pain-free process?… READ MORE Business Buying 101: Do you know what to look for? Business Circle Whether you’re considering starting a business or looking for ways to grow your existing venture, buying an existing business can be a shortcut to success….  READ MORE If I Sell My Business, Can I Maintain My Current Lifestyle? Forbes A confident, fact-based “yes” answer to this question is the measure of a successful exit, because “success” means leaving your business in the hands of the person you choose, on the date that you pick with the … READ MORE

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