International Business Consulting

Doing business internationally calls for special insight. Especially when navigating the often complex world of international regulations and requirements. International consultants have the experience, knowledge, and relationships to guide clients through the diverse complexities of international jurisdictions.

Whether you want to optimize your international operations or you are looking for expansion opportunities and need due diligence or independent advice, consultants can bring a valuable mix of experience and fresh ideas to help make informed decisions. Consultants deliver perspective, insights, and solutions based on experience.

International consulting services provide hands-on experience and local expertise. Consulting professionals speak the local language; understand the business customs and culture.

International Market Management

International consultants conduct market research to evaluate the suitability of foreign countries for client products, solutions or services. When promising markets are identified, preliminary business discovery starts to determine if reliable and interested distributors, customers and suppliers exist in specific target markets. Consultants can assist clients source, market and sell in foreign markets abroad.

There is no single path to enter a foreign market. A business must choose with professional help the structure appropriate to their level of resources, market potential, and experience operating in the international environment.

International business is conducted in most cases including export/import businesses, independent agents, licensing agreements, direct investment, joint ventures, and multinational corporations (MNC). The differences among these options are sometimes slight.

International business consulting services provide clients:

Market Analysis

Expansion Strategies

Foreign Communication


Overseas Sourcing





Working with international consultants provides the client with appropriate tools to source internationally, enter a foreign market or make a calculated decision about international business expansion. Contact us and speak with with a professional about your international business needs.

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    Crystal Evans
    Voda Cosmetics
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    Heather Larson
    Mom's Skincare
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    Tony Vargas
    Tilth Beauty

Benefits of International Business

As trade barriers recede and businesses in developed economies increasingly pursue market opportunities abroad, competency and effectiveness in international management are critical skills at many organizations.

A business has the choice to hire employees to manage international efforts or to contract it out to international business managers.

Lack of readiness in international business is to open up to risks like ineffective advertising & marketing approaches, employee relations, currency management, and other challenges.

On the other hand, businesses that are able to successfully manage their affairs have greater potential to extend their marketing reach, increase market share, improve efficiency and profitability, decrease costs, and enjoy other competitive advantages in international markets such as:

Product Flexibility

Companies, which have products that don’t sell well in local or regional markets, may find greater demand in a foreign market. Organizations can find new markets where their products and/or services can sell for higher prices than the local market. Businesses can offer a much wider range of products when advertising and marketing worldwide.

Less Competition

Companies can find international markets that have less competition and move quickly to capture market share. This can be particularly advantageous when businesses have access to high-quality versions of products that are superior to versions in other countries. In other words, companies can find an international market that has been buying an inferior product and replace it.

Protection From Events

When an organization markets to several countries, they are not as vulnerable to events in any one country. This would be true for non-business events even such as natural disaster. In any one market can disrupt business, but an organization can compensate by focusing sales efforts in another part of the world.

Learning New Methods

When conducting business in another part of the world, a business learns new ways of doing things. They can apply this new knowledge to other markets. They may find better vendors, quality ingredients and supply, parts, methods of operation, and even structural efficiency.

International Business Clients