What an interesting question Moderator Lee.
Right now, as an Accountant, using Quickbooks I am very happy
with my business and practice in the Tri State area so I can not
share any experiences.
But let me ask you, Are you planning on Going International??
Suggestions. You will need a Business Plan.
You will also need both Lawyers and Accountants who work internationally.
Lets see other answers, LUCKIEST
My business was originally entirely online and actually had more international customers than domestic, in fact.
Your comment reminding of a business plan is great. I remember your post stressing the importance of having a business plan in general, but with such a big change it's worth mentioning that it would need to be updated if not rewritten altogether.
Wonderful input as usual, thanks.
For most business owners, maintaining the local customers base is the first and important step towards success. Once this goal is achieved, business owners feel they are perfect to move to next step. I think targeting international audience just needs new plan and ideas to be executed. With the online business, there are multiple ways to bring international visitors to your business. But, before you ship, knowing your sales goals beforehand will keep you on track. It's my personal experience that international sales are great ways to increase profits and expand your business. But it needs lots of efforts.
Thank you for posting, parasush, this is very helpful input for those who may be considering this leap.
How long did it take you until you felt you'd succeeded in officially expanding to the international market?
When your business is doing good. Don't rest on your laurels. Ask yourself what's the next level-up. Should you be happy operating business locally or you can go internationally.
Any decision you make towards the growth of your company is a process. Last year I came up with a decision to register my company name as a trademark.
Now that I got my trademark, I can expand to other countries. I can sell franchise here and abroad or open another branch abroad. It's like another McDonald's, but I'm in the field of non-medical services.
Congratulations on your successful trademarking, and welcome to the forums! What a great leap forward in the development of your business. Won't you please head over to our Introduce Yourself board and tell us a bit more about yourself and your venture? Feel free to check out all the topics already online, jump in wherever you feel comfortable, and don't hesitate to post a new topic if you feel inclined to do so!
I tried to edit my profile by completing my biography. Unfortunately,
after I finished everything and click submit everything was gone.
Question, is there a way for you to retrieve what I've written?
Perhaps, I can put my LinkIn page temporarily.
On Sun, Oct 2, 2016 at 3:53 PM, moderator_lisa <
To edit your profile, go up to the top task bar with news, people, etc on the left hand side.
Move over to your name and click on the drop down menu and you will find edit profile.
Hope this helps.
Ok, thanks. I will compose and copy-paste next time. Maybe it took me a long time that's why it disappeared.
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You don't have to be a large business to expand the scope of your clientele. Have you considered taking steps to offer your services or products internationally?
If you are already there, what lead to the decision? What were some of the important steps for this transition?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences!