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2 Hidden Challenges Lurking in Global Business

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The Internet has certainly made expanding into all corners of the world an appealing reality. For very little extra expenditure businesses can set-up a virtual shop in any country within a matter of hours. Attracting and hiring the best talent available on the globe may only be an email away.

For this post I asked two entrepreneurs that have experienced what it takes to do business or enable other businesses to do business globally to share some of the pitfalls and best practices they’ve encountered.

First up is Ryan Carson, founder of UK based Carsonified.

1) Tell us about your current business environment – companies, virtual workforce, markets served, etc

Carsonified hosts conferences for web designers and developers like Future of Web Apps and Future of Web Design in NYC, London, Las Vegas and Miami.

We also run a video training site for web designers and developers called Think Vitamin Membership where members pay an affordable monthly subscription and get unlimited access to our large video training library. Our customers are truly global, spanning all the way from Japan to Russia and everywhere in between.

We’ve got nine people in our office in Bath UK, three in our office in Orlando and one working from home in Greenville South Carolina.

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