Overwhelmed by Your International Expansion?

As I work with business owners and executives who are expanding their companies internationally, I’ve found that most of them deal with similar challenges as the project ramps up: Competing priorities – with an international business starting to grow alongside the domestic one, there are suddenly lots more things to do and priorities start to compete. […]

Why Expanding into International Markets Is Not a Crazy Idea (Part 3)

It’s that time of the week again … blog time. This week, I’m concluding my three-part blog on why expanding into international markets isn’t a crazy idea. In Part One, we looked at key global trends which make now the best time in history to enter international markets. In Part Two, I outlined the three big challenges that […]

Why Expanding into International Markets Is Not a Crazy Idea (Part 2)

In last week’s post, Why Expanding into International Markets Is Not a Crazy Idea (Part 1), I talked about why I believe that there has never been a better time to take your business to the world. I also outlined a few of the key reasons that companies should be looking abroad and considering how they can get […]

Why Expanding Into International Markets Is Not a Crazy Idea (Part 1)

Is the World Really Your Oyster? Stock market volatility, plummeting oil prices, China’s economy in crisis. The international stage is a pretty scary place these days, and businesses frequently perceive international markets as faraway, risky and full of unknowns. Why expand internationally? It’s not just that international markets are foreign and scary, they can also […]

Making It On the International Stage: Can Girls Really Go Global?

There has never been a better time to ‘go global’ and doing business internationally has never been easier… but can women really make it on the International stage? The truth is that when it comes to women owning and running businesses, the picture is a little mixed. On the bright side, women are founding companies […]

Cynthia Dearin interviews Melinda Richards about SuperSprout

Cynthia Dearin, Managing Director of Dearin & Associates, interviews Melinda Richards about going global with her company SuperSprout, which delivers a 100% pure, real, non-GMO fruit and vegetable powders with no additives, preservatives or artificial colours. Melinda started her own business after 21 years in the corporate world. She was inspired by her entrepreneur father […]

Cynthia Dearin interviews Aaron Gilchrist about Bridge to Life

Cynthia Dearin, Managing Director of Dearin & Associates, interviews Aaron Gilchrist, one of the original partners of Bridge to Life Pty Ltd. Aaron grew his company from a tiny two-man operation in the US to an international company operating in 50 markets around the world. Bridge to Life is working with the cause of organ […]

Are Rockstars Risk-Takers?

Have you ever looked at another business that does the same thing as yours but has clients all around the world and felt just a tiny bit jealous? Why are some companies international rockstars while others are plodding along, just getting by with clients in one city or one state? Do the rockstars have more […]

Tunisia: Going from strength to strength

If the African north coast is an arch, then Tunisia could be its key stone. This country of 11 million people sits almost in the centre of the arch and is almost the right shape for a key stone. The country uses its geographic position to offer itself as a gateway to the rest of […]

Doing Business in South-East Asia: Interview with Michael Lee (full transcript)

With a population of 625 million people, South-East Asia offers some enormous export markets for your company’s goods or services. But why is South-East Asia really so important? Which countries should you consider and how do you get started? I recently sat down with Dearin & Associate’s Michael Lee to discuss the ins and outs […]