Oh, the Places You'll Go, Cross Metro and Cross Border

Posted by: Doug Bruhnke, Global Chamber on Sunday, August 20, 2017

Global business is exciting, different, challenging, fun and rewarding!

And it can be a little challenging to find some of the career opportunities out there. The people doing global business don't hang out in the normal places. They're working in their office and then headed to the airport, working somewhere else. They don't typically hang out at the local chamber because by definition, that's LOCAL. We knew when we started Global Chamber® that this was different, because local groups have local conversations. And sure, occasionally there's a wine and cheese gathering with an ambassador to talk about global business, but then what? That's a small glimpse of the opportunity, and businesses need help... with all the things needed to grow globally.

Individuals with global experience get it. You know what I'm talking about. We're the minority of the minority who see it and do it.

And yet every year that passes it becomes even more compelling to grow globally because wealth creation is accelerating outside the U.S.

For instance...

  • 95% of the world's population lives out side the U.S.
  • 85% of the world's business in the next 5 years is outside the US
  • There are 525 million people in the middle class - in Asia

There is fantastic opportunity out there ready for the taking! Are you ready to go?

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” - Dr. Seuss

My life changed when I was given an international business opportunity by the Dupont Company to call on Asian customers early in my career. The first stop: Seoul, South Korea, and by arriving a day before business meetings 30 years ago, I was able to begin exploring Seoul and a whole new world. New places, new people, new ideas, new cultures, new food, new business, new everything!

Oh, the Places I Went! Over 60 countries, and now Global Chamber® is expanding in 195 countries... everywhere.

And so Oh, the Places You'll Go!

If you're reading this then chances are you're already involved with global business. And yet the vast majority of business people are not yet engaged, with less than one company in 100 in the US that exports. It's sad because those of us growing cross border business can use all the help we can get, and there's plenty of room for everyone!

Because with global business we're not fighting over a limited sized pie. We're growing it.

You may have more capacity to grow globally, and we encourage it - because more global commerce creates more wealth and more cross border understanding. And that's just not good business and good fun... that's creating a better world.

“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and three fourths percent guaranteed). Kid, you'll move mountains.” - Dr. Seuss

We know the global tribe and global opportunities - jump in! Contact me for more information.

Join the global tribe at Global Chamber!


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