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Growing: Go Global, Grow Global
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Turn Your Business Into a Global Business

The world has gotten smaller, faster, more connected. In today’s world, any business can be a global business. It’s easier, faster and cheaper to be connected worldwide.

Take my own business – a small publishing company. My printer’s in Canada, my mobile apps designed in Australia, my books printed and sold in more than 30 languages worldwide. I’ve given workshops and speeches in many countries, including Spain, China, the UK. This global orientation has helped me grow my business – and also hire more people – right here in the good ole’ US of A.

Now it’s time for you to wake up to the world of opportunities out there beyond your borders.

To start, consider whether there are customers you can reach internationally. After all, even without leaving home, you can be selling to customers and clients over the Internet. If you’re selling something that’s entirely digital (content, software, graphics and videos), it’s a no-brainer to reach out – especially to other English-speaking countries. But even if you’re selling something physical, it’s easier than ever to manage shipping and fulfillment.

Remember, “exporting” is not just for physical products – you can also sell your expertise. Foreign businesses especially are eager for American know-how. How about seeing yourself as an international consultant, jetting off to exotic international locales?

I want to help you think globally, so I’ve developed a guide to planning how to incorporate global thinking into your business: Go Global: Grow Global, an entrepreneur’s guide to building your business beyond borders.

And you can get it absolutely FREE! Thanks to a generous gift from British Airways, you can get this global business plan guide at no cost – for a limited time only! Just go to www.ba.com/facetoface.

It’s time to help your business take off! Bon Voyage!

Rhonda Abrams, Guest Blogger
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