On the Next "Keep It Moving" with Marsha Jews :: The BMORENEWS Global Forum on Women's Empowerment :: Mon., June 18th
WEAA 88.9 FM www.WEAA.org :: "Keep It Moving" with Marsha Jews :: Monday, June 18th from 7 to 8 pm
Amazing experience at the Global Women's Forum at the United Nations. Women Entrepreneurs were eager to learn, share and bond. There was quite a bit of collaborating!
The BMORENEWS.com Global Forum on Women's Empowerment at the United Nations sponsored by the Foundation for the Support of the United Nations was an opportunity to remind me that the world goes so far beyond the end of my street - that there are women in this world making major moves and creating, building and developing major businesses around the world - many with a small investment but a lot of courage, passion, commitment and sacrifice.
We will introduce you to the main players of this incredible gathering and learn how they started focusing on the world as their marketplace and why more women might want to consider the other side of the world (It is flat, you know!).
The idea of doing business abroad can be daunting. The very idea of setting up shop, finding the right people to deal with, figuring out the language and the culture, their monetary system and all the laws and regulations for importing or exporting your product and services can seem monumental.
However, with social media and the appropriate contacts, government agencies and consultants who are experienced with this type of enterprise can be helpful in out-navigating your competition. For instance, if you aren't fluent in a particular language, then hire an experienced translator who has excellent references.
A clear understanding of the country's value system is also essential; understanding local customs, protocol, salutations, and their native food is a must. Further, if you are in search of a representative in a particular locale, remember it is all about relationships and whether that person has the right access.
With all the technology of today, it is easy to communicate between email, cell phones and business sites such as BaseCamp. Skype, WebEx and online-video conferencing are inexpensive (versus airfare). And then, there is always the "face to face" which gives a great sense of the people with whom you are working.
Also, check in regularly with the different travel sites for deals on airfare and hotels. Don't forget that travel is a key aspect of doing business overseas, so plan on making certain you have checked in with the various airlines' frequent flier miles.
The reality is that women-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs. We can't ignore the writing on the wall - in this economy - so, we must be focused on being "more in control" of our lives...and, sometimes ... you just have to step out on faith!
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Until then, Keep It Moving!