It has always amazed me how the simplest of questions are never answered – they “never go answered”. The reason, I have observed, is not that the questions are absurd, but mostly because the questions are never asked. We have all heard the old adage of “there is no such thing as a dumb question”.
Alex Viva, CGBP, an SBTDC International Business Development Counselor, has been actively engaged in global strategy for 30 years. His corporate experience directing businesses in the most strategic growth positions in the high technology, consumer, and durable goods industries includes worldwide marketing, sales and business development, international operations, and general management. He was a critical component in leading international exposure and growth in four start-up technology companies and as a turn-around executive for divisions of two Fortune-500 companies. He is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and certified CGBP Trainer as well as a certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP). Alex currently conducts seminars and lectures on all aspects of international business and counsels SMEs directly on international growth strategies for the SBTDC of the University of North Carolina System and is an Adjunct Professor of Global Entrepreneurship at SKEMA Business School USA campus in Raleigh, NC. Alex received his dual degree MBA/MED from IESE at the University of Navarra (Spain) considered a top five international B-school and an undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University.
Posts by Alex:
I remember back in late 1985 during my second year as an MBA student in Spain, a group project was assigned to study the effects of Spain joining the European Union (EU) and converting to the Euro currency for PYMES (pequeñas y mediana empresas) or Small and Mid-Size Enterprises (SMEs) as we know in the
Exporting your products or services to another country can be a valuable source of growth and additional margins for your company. Whether you are already exporting or are contemplating if you should there are several aspects of your company to consider. I like to call them the 4 cornerstones of international business. Each are relevant