Grow More Easily in the New Globalization

Posted by: Doug Bruhnke on Friday, December 9, 2016

You want to grow your business, but you can’t be everywhere to do it. You don’t have an unlimited budget – time or money. And so how do you make multi-metro growth more attainable?

It's a problem that everyone faces... companies, cities and any organization seeking to grow organically and/or to attract more business. Scattered activity isn't focused enough to be effective enough in today's new globalization.

That’s a problem we’ve been working on for 2 years. Yes, we’re 2 years old here at Global Chamber®. My how time flies! When we started this journey we had a somewhat vague aspiration to grow to 500 cities around the world. In our first year we further refined that to a specific goal of 525 metro areas by 2020, and along the way get to 110 metros by the end of 2016. We just hit 115, and so we’re on track! And our connections reach to all 525 metro regions... the entire world of possibilities for your business!

The challenge to grow is always tempered by the ability to staff and fund your activities. We never have unlimited resources. And things go wrong along the way. For us, first and foremost that went wrong... we chose the wrong website technology. That slowed us down for a year! But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and we came roaring back with a web technology from outside the US that saved us. Now we keep going and growing, accelerating! You can, too!

Nearly 85% of the business opportunities in the next 5 years will be OUTSIDE the US, and 99% of them will be outside any metro area. Cross metro and cross border business isn’t for everyone. But more companies need to think about it, because increasingly, the opportunity to grow comes from somewhere else.

We’ve heard some experts say that companies that aren’t global won’t survive past the next 5 years. That seems pretty extreme, but why wait to see if it’s true? Change your paradigm and you’ll likely have a better chance to reach 2020 and beyond a lot wealthier and happier.

Conversely we’ve heard that ‘globalization is dead’ as well. Not exactly. Businesses around the world are capturing more and more opportunity every minute of every day. By the time you read this post, millions of dollars of cross-border trade will be transacted. Business marches on everywhere. And so if some U.S. companies think globalization is ending and pull back, then companies from another country will take their place.

Oh, globalization is marching on, even if it looks a little different than it did last year.

What’s pretty cool is that Global Chamber® has a worldwide system that touches every city, town and company in the world. We’re making it easier for you to grow from here to the metro across the state line or the country border. It’s hard to know what opportunities are the best, the most reliable and the ones that pay. And so Global Chamber® supplies a lot of that information directly and indirectly – through members, connections and collaborators… and then we connect you.

Want to grow effectively in the new global world of 2017? Click HERE to find out more... to grow more easily.

Is your business not ready to tackle cross metro or cross border growth? We'll be here when you're ready!

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Arif H. Somji on January 11, 2017 at 9:47:32 am said:
Completely agree! My consulting company and I are amidst this transformation as we speak. Thank you for the insightful article Doug! And congrats on GC's anniversary; wishing you and the Team many more.
Melissa Sanderson on December 11, 2016 at 6:18:31 am said:
Congratulations! I too am a 'pragmatic optimist' with a positive growth outlook. Global Chamber - two years old and look out world!

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