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Are You Brave Enough to Have Lunch in Spain?

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 Dennis H Lewis (June 28, 2008)  Let's have lunch! Be prepared for hearing these three dangerous words! Hi! I've been living in Spain for almost twenty years. My wife is Spanish, my colleagues are Spanish, my customers are Spanish and by businesses are Spanish. Over these years I think I've learned quite a bit about “being Spanish". If you want to get into the under-exploited fast-growing Spanish market, you .. (International Business)

No Logbooks, Please!

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 Dennis H Lewis (June 28, 2008)  Hi! I've been living in Spain for almost twenty years. My wife is Spanish, my colleagues are Spanish, my customers are Spanish and by businesses are Spanish. Over these years I think I've learned quite a bit about “being Spanish". If you want to get into the under-exploited fast-growing Spanish market, you need to know more than just how to speak Spanish. You need to understand .. (International Business)

Do You Talk Politics in Spanish?

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 Dennis H Lewis (June 28, 2008)  The four keys to Spanish politics. Hi! I've been living in Spain for almost twenty years. My wife is Spanish, my colleagues are Spanish, my customers are Spanish and by businesses are Spanish. Over these years I think I've learned quite a bit about “being Spanish". If you want to get into the under-exploited fast-growing Spanish market, you need to know more than just how to .. (International Business)

Did You Know Spaniards Never Go Barefoot?

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 Dennis H Lewis (June 28, 2008)  I've been living in Spain for almost twenty years. My wife is Spanish, my colleagues are Spanish, my customers are Spanish and by businesses are Spanish. Over these years I think I've learned quite a bit about “being Spanish". If you want to get into the under-exploited fast-growing Spanish market, you need to know more than just speaking Spanish. You need to understand Spanish .. (International Business)

The 5 Big Problems Confronting Entrepreneurs in Africa

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 Patrick Ubuane (June 28, 2008)  Do you know no matter solution any expert proffers, most entrepreneurs will still continue to struggle? Do you also know even if every African business owner is given up to 1 billion as loan, many may still pack up? This fact remains true because the real biting problems are not what loan facilities and power supply alone can solve. The 5 plagues are: 1) Low sales, 2) .. (International Business)

Guidelines For Your Basic International Lead Nurturing Plan For Your Online Business

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 Cindy King (June 27, 2008)  Using online lead generation to gain international sales through is not an easy task. Don't give up, you can get sales-ready leads with a solid lead nurturing program. Creating a relationships with your prospects is what lead nurturing is al about. . International lead nurturing is about creating those same relationships. An important thing to know is that you need to avoid automatic .. (International Business)

Is an International Lead Generation System is Right For You?

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 Cindy King (June 27, 2008)  The Internet is a wonderful thing for business and Internet Marketing can open markets for you in different countries that the generation before us could have hardly imagined. But it is not always easy to actually get foreign sales. You need more than a website and basic internet marketing. International Lead Generation System You will only be able to make international sales if you .. (International Business)

International Success Basics Dont Forget to Identify Your International Lead

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 Cindy King (June 27, 2008)  You may be able to smooth over some lack of good business practices in your domestic markets. This is sometimes possible simply because you know your market well and are able to compensate in other areas. International Miscommunications You cannot smooth over any lack in good business practices as easily in international markets. The cultural differences in you international markets .. (International Business)

International Lead Generation How to Accurately Define Your International Leads

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 Cindy King (June 27, 2008)  With international lead generation, it is vital to start with the right definition and to qualify all of your leads. Start with a clear definition for what a lead is to your company. Qualify this definition as precisely as you can. Document, track and improve your process. An accurate definition of your ideal lead gives you a key tool for optimum efficiency within your own .. (International Business)

International Lead Generation Qualify Your International Leads With the BANTS Formula

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 Cindy King (June 27, 2008)  You need to know where in the purchase process your international leads are at all times. This helps you to put up the best lead generation process to get more sales. Before doing anything, you need a comprehensive definition of what a good lead is to your company. You will also need a scoring or evaluation process to put your leads into the right stage of your lead generation. .. (International Business)

Investment Opportunities in Kazakhstan Central Asias Boom Economy

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 Nicholas J Cameron (June 27, 2008)  Thinking about new investment destinations in Asia? What about the Republic of Kazakhstan? Kazakhstan, located between the borders of Russia and China in Central Asia, is size of the whole of Western Europe and four times the size of Texas. It currently has double the oil reserves of the the North Sea with over 35 billion barrels and by 2015 the current projections are for oil reserves . (International Business)

Don't Forget This Vital First Step Before You Create Your International Lead Generation Plan

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 Cindy King (June 27, 2008)  The initial phases of international business expansion are often full of surprises meaning you cannot control many things in your international markets. Careful planning is important, but it does not prepare you for everything. Cultural differences come up all of the time. The Advantage Of Measurement This is why conducting your initial phases into foreign markets through an online .. (International Business)

Is Your International Marketing Pipeline Working For You

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 Cindy King (June 27, 2008)  Have you got your online international sales strategy all wrong? Trend Towards More International Business Most online businesses today want to get more international business through their website. The fact is international business counts more today than every before. It often represents more stability through times of domestic economic instability. And we are going through some .. (International Business)

Going International? Learn the Language Or Bite the Wax Tadpole

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 Charles Cooper (June 26, 2008)  With the reach that the Internet can give your business into foreign markets, there is great opportunity to grow and prosper. There is also a real chance that your business efforts overseas could run into some real snags, especially when it comes to your overseas marketing efforts. Bad Translations at Work We have all heard the apocryphal-and completely debunked-tale of the disastrous .. (International Business)

Beating an Investor Path to the New Mongolia

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 Nicholas J Cameron (June 26, 2008)  Everyone is beating a path to Mongolia: the resources-hungry neighbours and former colonisers to the north and south, Russia and China, and the greatest global mining houses. There is uranium, gold, silver and especially copper and coal in vast quantities. In the southern part of the Gobi Desert, handily near the Chinese border, are two sensational deposits. They are Oyu Tolgoi, with a .. (International Business)

A Foreign Occupation Company

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 Eli Doron (June 25, 2008)  A company that was established outside of Israel and managed from outside her, as well, is a foreign company for tax purposes, exempt from all foreign derived income. However, as the Israeli legislature wished to prevent Israelis, who are subject to tax on foreign derived income, from using the foreign occupation company for tax avoidance, determined that such a company is subject to .. (International Business)

Business and Trade in China

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 Paul Hata (June 25, 2008)  Companies, both local and foreign are itching their way into Chinese markets, either looking for business opportunities or to expand their business operation in China since its winning of the Olympic bids for 2008, World Expo 2010 and accession to the WTO, China has been the fastest-growing nation for the past quarter of a century with an average annual GDP growth rate in excess of .. (International Business)

Chinas Business Lesson 101

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 Lazz Laszlo (June 25, 2008)  One day the walled world of China opened a window and looked out and was startled that a thing called progress gobbled up Mother Earth's natural resources in what seemed like almost over-night. The window was slammed and the walled world's huge doors were opened and behold to those venturing out, paths had become roads, highways had transformed into superhighways without cement or lane . (International Business)

Importing From China

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 William King (June 24, 2008)  It has not been long before China was seen as a nation specializing in low cost replicas with absolutely no focus on quality and value. China however had no intention of remaining just a low-cost source of third class imitated products. With steps taken by their Government like revolutionizing their educational system and giving benefits to the companies that bring technology to the .. (International Business)

Rate of Exchange Explained For Import and Export Business

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 William King (June 24, 2008)  If your export business is performing well in domestic market for some time, you should be thinking of expanding it to the international market. Not only it can provide you with more profits but selling more units will also help in bringing down the cost per unit. Reaching out to global markets can be your way to prosperity which you have been dreaming for. But before you expand your .. (International Business)

Foreign Markets Thrive in US Economy

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 Cheryl Criswell (June 23, 2008)  International product marketing is doing well in the United States. In 2006 the U. S. spent more for imported goods and services than ever before; it was a record of 22.2 for GDP according to Daniel Griswold, the Director for Trade Policies Studies at the Cato Institute. For many years, foreign investors have been buying huge investments in the U. S. Especially in the area of .. (International Business)

Four Reasons Why Global and Domestic Marketing Must Differ

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 Linda Morton (June 23, 2008)  The world is a small place thanks to the Internet, but there are still plenty of differences between people. Those differences often translate into problems when companies have to market across nations because people think and act differently by nations. To market internationally well requires that marketing utilizes national and cultural characteristics. Differences in people by .. (International Business)

All You Need to Know About Company Formation Process

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 Jitesh Arora (June 21, 2008)  Are you interested in registering a company? In this article you will find some tips which can help you in registering a company. There are many details which you have to consider while registering a company online. You should go through all the guidelines of the government for completing a registration process successfully. Every formality should be fulfilled. In case of some mistakes . (International Business)

Professional Gifting

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 Kenneth Ray Fisher (June 21, 2008)  Introduction Cultural differences relative to professional gifting and how it reflects right and wrong (being ethical) and what modern societies view, as values are global in scope and affects most businesses and governments. Professional gifting cross all boundaries, corporate, government and business sectors from every corner of the globe and share some commonalities. Commonalities .. (International Business)

Building an International Workforce Limiting Hiring Errors

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 Adam Maurer (June 21, 2008)  Hiring errors are devastatingly costly to organisations and their impact is hard to quantify when considering loss of revenue, damage to morale, failure to realise opportunity, and lost time interviewing and screening applicants. These costs are even more dramatic when a business is expanding internationally and attempting to build a workforce abroad. Resources are available to assist .. (International Business)

US Merchant Account For Foreign Businesses

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 Joe Cole (June 21, 2008)  In order to open a US-based small business merchant account, your company has to have legal presence in the United States. You don't have to live in the States but your business has to have at least a subsidiary, that is incorporated in any one of 50 the states. You will also need a physical address and a domestic bank account into which your funds will be deposited. So as you see, if .. (International Business)

The Case of Thai Joint Venture With Japanese Partner in Construction Business

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 Farhan Tai (June 20, 2008)  Literature Review Business in the 21st century is increasingly conducted with shifting borders. International partnerships will become standard practice as the product life cycles shorten and immediate distribution become imperative. As business is increasing its globalization, alliances among multinational firms are becoming more popular. Cooperation between international firms can .. (International Business)

Accepting International Credit Cards and Settling in a Foreign Currency

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 Joe Cole (June 20, 2008)  It is important to understand that Visa and MasterCard are global institutions and credit cards that bear the logo of either one are accepted in every store or ATM that accepts that type of card. It does not matter where the card has been issued. The difference is in the processing rates that merchants pay for accepting cards issued abroad. Credit card processing companies, licensed to .. (International Business)

3D Rapid Prototyping Overseas and Global Prototyping Discussed

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 Ryan Rounds (June 19, 2008)  Global Sources Group: There are very few companies dealing with rapid prototyping overseas. One of them is Global Sources Group. It can boast of offering overseas rapid manufacturing. Today's fast world speaks of competition. The US is no exception. It has been ruling the world since the last century on this count. This has led to the emergence of Global Sources Group. The customer .. (International Business)

M Banking The Financial Tidal Wave of the Future

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 Daniel Moody (June 19, 2008)  That is right I did say Tidal, the surge, the swell, the dominating force of banking in the near future. The sound of a trillion dollars is somewhat overwhelming. Multiply that by 15 and you have the current volume of E Commerce, the volume of money transferred every year by internet: paypal, click bank, Google Merchant Accounts, Amazon, etc. Come along Morgan Stanley, the financial .. (International Business)

Benefits of International Trade

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 Paul Hata (June 18, 2008)  The definition of International trade isn't at all unlike how we would normally define domestic trade. The only difference is that the occurrence of trading crosses geographical boundaries. A country would consider trading Internationally in an effort to give their GDP a big boost very quickly. International trading is nothing new to the business world. We have been trading across .. (International Business)

10 Tips For Business Success in Tokyo and Avoiding Cross Cultural Faux Pas

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 Honor Dargan (June 17, 2008)  Pre-Departure Preparation If you know you will be traveling to Tokyo with the objective of doing business, take the time to think ahead and prepare yourself as much as possible. Find out about the company you will be visiting and their expectations. If you have colleagues who have already worked in the Tokyo office, talk to them about it. What tips can they give you? It sounds so .. (International Business)

Can American Manufacturing Companies Compete in a Global Market?

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 Ken Lawrence (June 16, 2008)  According to an Industry Week article, Collaborative Production Management (CPM): Process vs. Discrete they quote ARC Advisory Group predictions of between 12% to 14.5% spending growth for CPM systems for U. S. manufacturing companies through 2011. CPM is about connecting the plant floor production system to business systems and knitting together internal manufacturing and business .. (International Business)

China's Coal Pricing Mechanism Needs Improvement

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 Face Zhang (June 06, 2008)  China's coal consumption peak season typically starts before the Chinese New Year. Coupled with the unusual snowstorm in southern provinces this year, coal prices in China shot up furiously within a short period of time at the beginning of 2008. In the transit hub of Qinhuangdao, major coal prices reached a record high in January 2008, up more than 20% from just a month ago, and such .. (International Business)

Iron Ore Pains For Chinese Industries

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 Face Zhang (June 06, 2008)  International iron ore price rise has triggered pains in various industries in China, and many companies have to look for ways to improve their production efficiency to rescue themselves. Steel price follow suit As international iron ore price will increase at least 65% in 2008, iron ore imports into China have now increased by RMB 236/ton (RMB:USD = 7:1) on average from 2007 level. .. (International Business)

Made-in-China Medicine Testing the World Market

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 Face Zhang (June 06, 2008)  Many pharmaceutical companies in China are hoping to pass major international certifications, such as certifications from the WHO, EU and Australia. “It is likely that 20 pharmaceutical companies can obtain international certifications this year, " said Mr Yu Mingde, a vice-director of China Pharmaceutical Enterprises Management Association. Temptation from the outside 2007 was .. (International Business)

Beware of Six Financial Risks in China

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 Face Zhang (June 06, 2008)  Although it is unlikely to see system-wide financial risks in China in the near future, there are however six potential risk areas that may significantly affect the Chinese economy, if not properly addressed. High inflation Annualised consumer price index (CPI) released in April had reached 8.5%, which is at an uncomfortable level. There are several reasons for the rapidly rising .. (International Business)

UK Company Registration

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 Jitesh Arora (June 04, 2008)  Do you want to form your company? If the answer is yes then keep on reading this article. This article can give you enough information about company formation and registration. There are few details which you have to keep in mind while you are forming a new company. You have to complete all the formalities which are laid by law. Every minute detail should be fulfilled. You should avoid .. (International Business)

(Our) Future of (Oil) Futures

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 Nick Oliva (May 29, 2008)  Few people understand futures and options contracts on the open market, if one could call it that. Essentially, what we humans do is write on a piece of paper a price and a date for commodities such as oranges (Think Eddie Murphy in Trading Places), coffee, pork bellies, grain, and the most talked about today-oil. The futures pit used to be a place to hedge bets against a bad crop or to . (International Business)

Civil Aviation - A Booming Sector

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 Dharmendrasinh Rathod (May 28, 2008)  An estimated investment of US $9 billion to be pumped in by the year 2012. The following are the facts and figures related to the Indian Aviation Industry. SIZE -India has 454 airports and airstrips; of these, 16 are designated international airports. -In 2006-07, Indian airports handled an estimated 95 million passengers and 1.5 million tonnes of cargo. -Passenger traffic grew in .. (International Business)

Foreign Business In The US And What About Europe

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 Derek Smiley (May 22, 2008)  I have been asked many times about how does one do a foreign business in the USA. Well other than the original inhabitants of the USA everyone there at one time or another was a foreigner! The first thing which amazed me when i opened a business in the US was how easy it was. For starters for my social security number all i had to do was go to one of their post offices and it was .. (International Business)

Can Your Company Benefit From Fuel Bill Savings From Business Opportunities In The UK

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 Tracy Hildreth (May 15, 2008)  Businesses can save almost 30% on electricity bills with companies like ERE specialists who work with energy suppliers to re-evaluate energy consumption rates at the new plants. Employees also need to gain an understanding and awareness of the necessary skills required to maintain a competitive contract in future which including preparing tenders, sourcing competitive quotations, .. (International Business)

What Kind Of Groups Operate In The North East To Encourage Business Opportunities In The UK

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 Tracy Hildreth (May 15, 2008)  This enthusiastic and close knit team is working in new ways to deliver real benefit for UK wealth creation in new and emerging technologies. This network will be delivered in parallel, with both Nanotechnology led activities and strong collaborations with other leading organizations, to provide this valuable service for the benefit of the UK. Aiding the transfer of knowledge between .. (International Business)

Importance Of Translation And Interpreter Services On Business Trips

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 John T. Smith (May 14, 2008)  In today's globalized economy, one cannot down play the significance of translation services during overseas trips. To make your business trip a success you need to communicate with your potential customers in their own language. By communicating with them in their own language, you can gain their trust and their business as well. The advent of the internet has led to an explosive .. (International Business)

Growth of Translation Services Due To Globalization

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 John T. Smith (May 07, 2008)  Professional translation services prove to be indispensable when an organization decides to take its product or service outside its home turf. Such brand building exercises outside the home territory require strong support from translation services as companies encounter linguistic, cultural, economic, and legal obstacles in pursuit of their objectives in foreign markets. The advances .. (International Business)

Asian Economic Tigers Becomes Asian Kitten

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 John Chng Kean Siang (April 11, 2008)  Anyone follows the global economic trend closely could vividly recall the robustness and ecstasy on South East Asian's 1990s economic boom. During that short interval, if we track the economic growth from 1980s to current, the countries, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia are believed to be main players in the world economy, as these countries were magnet of .. (International Business)

Financial Crisis and Threat to Asian Developing Countries (Ex Japan)

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 John Chng Kean Siang (April 08, 2008)  The most important thing to business in the developing countries is to source for buyers amid this global inflation and financial breakdown. Although outsourcing was much talked about and practiced among US and European and other developed countries, the trend becomes more important given the more competitive landscape amid financial breakdown and global inflation. The countries, which .. (International Business)

Use A Multicultural Internet Marketing Strategy To Develop Your International Business

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 Cindy King (April 08, 2008)  Internet marketing is a great tool for international business expansion. . . if you use it right. Part of the equation for a successful international internet business is using the correct marketing online for your international audience. Internet marketing today Internet marketing has become fairly sophisticated with regards to Search Engine Optimisation. The search engines have .. (International Business)

What Happened In The Last Twenty Years With Business Opportunities In The UK and the North East?

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 Tracy Hildreth (April 02, 2008)  The North East is a great place to be. A number of writers have recently looked back upon the last twenty years of the north east being what it is now - a cosmopolitan network of cities. Built originally on the success of heavy industries such as ship building it is now a thriving hub of activity. There was a government funded initiative set up many years ago that aimed to renovate the .. (International Business)

The Secret To International Relocation

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 Steven Mcmanus (March 31, 2008)  The biggest secret I have found to moving is to stay calm, my stomach always used to churn every time we would say: “Let's look at moving to London, Perth, Colorado. . . . " I would have this rush in the pit of my stomach and wonder how we were going to cope with the challenge. Now, I take it one step at a time. What do we do first, what do we need to know before we make the .. (International Business)




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