| Connecting and building relationships with the right companies can be a real challenge, even when they are in the same country and speak the same language as you. Language, cultural, geographic and time zone barriers compound the issues that surround doing business internationally.|
Clearly, visionary business leaders understand the great rewards that can come through overcoming those barriers. New ideas, new streams of revenue, new sales channels and new relationships, which can be the most rewarding of all, lead to competitive advantages at home and abroad. We are here to support international business development.
| We are here to help you find, connect and facilitate your goals in market, whether you are looking to sell, buy, or partner. The choices you make this year regarding exploring new trade channels and new relationships will obviously impact your direction and that of your company. |
I leave you with one last note:
In 1982 my Dad was almost bankrupt – a single father with a teenaged son and no income. He lost a lot of weight to ensure I was well fed. Things looked dire – we’d moved from a nice home to a dingy little flat. Everything in the news was bad. One day Dad made a conscious effort not to listen to the news and create his own reality. He was up every day at 5 am on the phones calling companies in the US and Asia. Within 12 months of deciding to only fill his mind with positive input Dad made over $200,000 – in the 80’s that was a lot of money. That lesson has stuck with me. Let’s make our own realities in 2013.
I wish you great luck and rewards in your personal and professional journey in the coming years!
Mark Mensing, CEO