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The Definitive Book on Exporting Has Arrived!

The author of this site, Laurel Delaney, gives a preview on her new book, "Exporting:  The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably," including why she wrote the book and what's in it for you.

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Adapt Your Website to Accommodate Many Languages

Saturday April 19, 2014
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Are you selling online primarily to an English-speaking customer base? If so, keep your site in English. But if you wish to expand your business internationally, say to Brazil and France, you'd better adapt your site to accommodate Portuguese- and French-speaking visitors. They won't stay long at your site if they cannot understand the language you use!

Read:  Global E-Commerce: 3 Ways to Turn Your Website Into a Global E-Commerce Money-Making Machine

Falling In Love With a Place and a Product

Thursday April 17, 2014
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I've written extensively about the importance of not only loving what you do but loving whatever product you select to import or export. Because then you will be able to grow it over a lifetime.

This article touches on that same notion with Claire Friedman's little global shop around the corner:  Scandinavian Imports.

Read more and see related articles here.

Photo courtesy:  Flickr

An Interview With Carlos Balderrama of CODESIN

Monday April 14, 2014
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I caught up with Carlos Balderrama (pictured), executive president of CODESIN. He awakened me to a sleeping giant investment opportunity: Sinaloa, a state in northwest Mexico. What follows is an excerpt from my interview with Balderrama, when we talked about what makes Sinaloa a good investment opportunity right now.

Read the complete interview:  Mexico's Sleeping Giant Investment Opportunity:  Sinaloa

7 Lessons Colleagues Have Taught Me On Importing Products From the Factory of the World: China

Friday April 11, 2014
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When you mention importing from China, business people tend to roll their eyes and shake their heads a bit. Why? Because with it comes dealing with the unknown, famously low (scary) prices, inconsistent quality problems and intellectual property concerns. Here, I examine the perils with conducting business in China and offer seven lessons to help treat some of the pain points.

Read more:  7 Lessons Colleagues Have Taught Me on Importing Products From the Factory of the World:  China

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