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Setting Up an Enterprise for Global Success

Domestic priorities and global expansion have always been at loggerheads in the corporate boardroom. While new market entry is perceived as the hallmark of a truly successful company, decision makers in most companies tend to inordinately use a home country lens. Meanwhile, local and regional teams, frustrated with the lack of support from headquarters, may at times, drive individual successes but detract from a unified global strategy and drag down overall profitability. Companies growing globally need to provide visibility at the highest levels to international operations with a nuanced understanding of local execution challenges. Here are four strategic enablers: Strong executive sponsors

Legal Myth #3 – There are so many methods of market entry that it is impossible to know which is bes

This article first appeared on the EACCNY website. It is part of a series of articles written by Marc S. Friedman, Director of Professional Relations at Global Commerce Education, Inc. as a collaboration with the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York. In the most recent article in this series, I explained how many non-US companies are discouraged from exploiting a robust US marketplace by Myth #2 – that forming a business in the US takes a very long time with too many hurdles to overcome. Today I will address Myth #3 – There are so many methods of market entry that it is impossible to know which is best for my company. Like the other Myths, this one, too, is easily debunked. The

Let's be honest, working across cultures can (sometimes) be a pain...

Think about the last time you got frustrated with something or someone? Most likely something didn’t turn out the way you would have liked it to or someone didn’t say or do what you wanted them to. Hmm… it appears what you’d like or what you want is part of the equation, in other words, your expectations. Most frustration arises because of the gap between an expectation and whether or not it is met. But for someone to meet an expectation you have, they need to first know about it, and, perhaps even more importantly, you have to know about it yourself! And that’s the heart of the problem. Our inability to recognize and to clearly express our expectations can cause many communication issues.

Legal Myth #2 Forming a business in the US takes a very long time with too many hurdles to overcome

This article first appeared on the EACCNY website. It is part of a series of articles written by Marc S. Friedman, Director of Professional Relations at Global Commerce Education, Inc. as a collaboration with the European American Chamber of Commerce in New York. Last week I explained how many non-US companies are discouraged from exploiting a robust US marketplace by Myth #1 – The costs of entry into the US, including the costs of business formation, are very great and, thus, prohibitive. In this article, the third in a series, I address Myth #2 – that forming a business in the US takes a very long time with too many hurdles to overcome. Like the other Myths, this one, too, is easily debunk

The World's Most Liveable Cities

"If you want to move to the world's most liveable city, pack your bags and book a flight to Vienna. The Economist assessed 140 major cities worldwide on stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure, declaring the Austrian capital the most liveable city for the first time."

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