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About the Seminar:
When it comes to international expansion, most business owners have been advised to leave that concept to the companies that are rich and famous, as it is often described as a costly, dangerous, complex and disruptive process. Not so.
Thanks to technology and the reach available at our finger tips, marketing oneʼs products and services is as easy as marketing them across state lines—as long as youʼre aware of how to do it and what crucial pitfalls to avoid.
In this session, Huffington Postʼs International Business Expert and Independent Consultant Valérie Berset-Price will demonstrate why itʼs essential for a small business owner to think in international terms since inception nowadays, as well as how a small business owner can access and then put to work the myriad information available to assess where to sell/buy/outsource his or her products/services in the international arena.
Participants will leave the session aware of the megatrends at play with regard to the type of customers who await their business in the emerging markets and the resources available to market a product and or service internationally on a shoestring.
Read more about Valérie's take on small business going international.
About the Presenter:
With over 15 years of international business development experience as a dual citizen of Switzerland and the United States, Valérie is an experienced consultant, cross-cultural trouble-shooter, international speaker, and trainer. She offers practical insights on the essential tools necessary to achieve meaningful and profitable business results internationally.
Valérie has an extensive entrepreneurial background in international business development and cross-cultural training. Over the past fifteen years she has worked for Swiss, Taiwanese, South African, French, Brazilian and U.S. companies. Valérie specializes in international troubleshooting, cross-cultural mediation, intercultural communication, and international strategies for management executives.
Valérie is a graduate of Swiss International Business School and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is also a North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE.) She is also an international business expert for the Huffington Post, a frequent contributor to Training Magazine, the Vancouver Business Journal and other trade publications. She has lectured at Portland State University, the University of San Diego, and Oklahoma State University.
Through her “Professional Passport®: Work Anywhere with Confidence” curriculum, Valérie provides training that brings the global business world into focus, bridging cultures to succeed in today’s global marketplace. The World Customs Organization, a United Nations agency, has solicited her training program to be included in the training of Customs officials in 178 countries.
Valérie is fluent in English, French and Spanish. She resides in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. with her husband and daughter.
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