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Old 4th September 2015, 05:05 PM   #2

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Originally Posted by AngelBiz View Post
International expansion is one way to grow business for many small business owners. After all, there is large untapped potential in countries such as India and China with their growing middle class population. These people are earning significant disposable income is are ready to use it on items imported from developed countries.

International expansion, however, comes with its own risks and stress. It is neither comfortable nor cheap to travel internationally a necessity when you are trying to find partners, customers or vendors in those countries. You have to deal with significant expenses for airfare, hotels and other travel necessities. Dealing with jetlag and the unknown hassle of foreign countries adds to the headaches. The three tips provided below can to some extent alleviate your concerns about cost of international travel.

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This is a tough one. I think the best way to save on the travel cost (plane ticket, hotel, food, etc) is to NOT travel but to do things online (video-chat). That said, I've heard many people say it is worth it to go to China (for example) and meet with people face to face and see the factory where you're getting your stuff made.

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