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Anthony Gioeli

Anthony Gioeli December 01, 2014


Anthony Gioeli

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Pen Name
Anthony Gioeli
Where I Live
California, USA
Over the last 30 years, advances in technology, communications, and transportation have brought the world closer together. Innovations such as the Internet, jet aircraft, and wireless telephony have quickly lowered or even removed former barriers that hindered the flow of goods, capital, ideas, and people from one country to another. This process has entered a new word in our daily vocabulary: globalization. Today, international trade is no longer a luxury available to only Fortune 500 corporations. Companies of all sizes can easily take advantage of globalization and quickly become multinational organizations.

The importance of international markets will continue to grow. While the United States has the largest economy in the world, today its share of global GDP is down to 22% as other nations expand trade. And while the US GDP will continue to expand, its portion of the global economy will keep on shrinking. Over the next 20 years, we can expect the US GDP to fall to only 10 to 15% of the global economy.

The message is: the future is in international trade. By not expanding internationally, you will likely severely limit your business opportunities. For a US company, ignoring international markets means overlooking between 80% and 90% of the potential economic opportunity for growth. If you are a non US-based company focused only on your domestic market, the opportunity loss is even greater! Coupled with the increasing and more predictable global demand, the time is right for you to embrace international expansion.

By 2025, it seems likely that we will see more than 70% of successful companies with sales greater than $10 million to be multinationals with a dedicated presence in at least one other country outside their home nation. Over 50% of multinationals will have offices in at least three continents. Without a global presence, your company may end up being squeezed out of the market.

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