(NewsUSA) – With the Internet, global cellular phones and affordable travel available, it’s no wonder more and more businesses are going beyond their backyards and forging a global presence. In fact, it’s small- and medium-sized businesses that account for the majority of U.S. businesses entering the export market. And experts agree this is just the beginning. The international opportunities available for small businesses are largely untapped.
Mohammed Ismail Khan, Ph.D., president and CEO of American Global Business, Inc., cites expense and a lack of resources as the factors that keep small businesses from taking the global plunge. So, what are some of these “barriers to entry”?
* Whether it’s through the Internet or a personal contact, business owners seeking to go global must create a presence in the international marketplace.
* Small businesses must also face language barriers. Brochures, product manuals and other information must be understood in various languages.
* Extensive and often expensive research must be conducted. Whether looking for international suppliers or learning about companies abroad, businesses need to be in the know.
* Your culture competency must be up to par. Whether considering company names and slogans or making personal contacts, knowing what’s culturally acceptable is paramount.
It’s clearly no surprise why the global marketplace can seem daunting to smaller businesses. However, companies such as American Global Business, Inc. are making a big task much smaller.
“Small- to medium-sized businesses from different parts of the world must unite, communicate and sell their products and services to anyone on earth who has accesses,” said Khan.
American Global Business, Inc. does just that. Businesses join the company as members and have access to other members and partners, tips and advice, suppliers worldwide and exposure to global markets through marketing.
This innovative, business-community approach is creating global success for small businesses and changing the way small businesses do business in a big, global way.
For more information, visit American Global Business, Inc. at www.GoAGB.com.