Posted: Fri 11th Nov 2011
Next week we're giving you the chance to pick the brains of some of our Go Global participants. If you can't make it to the events, you can take part in three webchats that we're running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They'll feature experts and business-owners like you who have Â taken successfully taken their business overseas and can talk about the opportunities and challenges and how to make a success of taking your business overseas. They'll be happy to answer any of your questions and give you as much information as you need. Here's the schedule:
Linda Kozlowski, head Â of customer acquisition for Go Global Alibaba.com. We've already interviewed Linda and she's an absolute Â mine of good information about global product trends and the practical ways in which the smallest businesses can make an impact on the international market. Click here to chat to Linda.
We'll have David Brown of Ve Interactive and Richard Michie of Global Lingo with us. David's an expert in ecommerce and online marketing he'll be able to give you some very good tips on how to create and promote an effective international ecommerce website. Richard understands the importance of effective communication with international customers and he'll be able to give you tips on how to make the language on your website accessible to international customers. Click here to chat to David and Richard.
On Friday, we're delighted to have Tony Wheeler, the co-creator of the Lonely Planet travel guides, along with IDEAS MAN, maverick entrepreneur, author and corporate speaker on creativity and innovation,Â Shed Simove, and Gabriela Castro-Fontoura of Sunny Sky Solutions. Tony knows everything there is to know about travelling the world and negotiating different cultures; Gabriela help businesses break into Latin American markets, and Shed is a globally successful businessman behind products such as the 'Babe Magent', Â 'Martin Loofah King' and his own currency! When it comes to wanting to know how to turn ideas into product, Shed is your man. Expect lots of colour and insight into the cultural nuances you're likely to encounter when trading internationally and top tips on how to go about making sales. Click here to chat to Tony, Shed and Gabriela.
It's easy to join in the webchats. All you have to do is go to the webchat page at 11am, type in your Twitter or Facebook ID - or just your name - and chat away. Find out more about Go Global. Read up our round-up of inspirational stories, tips and advice for international businesses. See what else is going on in Global Entrepreneurship Week. Image by Hyoin Min