Is international expansion the right step?

In order to grow your business sometimes you have to look beyond your country borders.

If you are considering expanding into another country, ask yourself these three questions:

  1. Is my business in a mature market?
  2. Has it reached market saturation?
  3. If the answer is yes to both, then where is the most advantageous and attractive market to diversify?

Here are some tips to help you determine a strategy to expand your business internationally.

My top 8 travel apps

1. CityMapper

Citymapper iconThis is the ultimate travel app, great if you live in London or New York. It’s made me healthier, greener – and richer – since I started to use it because I walk so much more.

It shows you how to get from A to B by any route, gives real-time information about anything and everything transport-connected – the progress of your nearest bus, where the nearest cycle docks are and how many bikes are left there, tube delays, the weather, the disruptions and more. It even tells you how much the different routes will cost, how long it takes to walk to every tube line, and how many calories you will burn if you walk or cycle.

2. Kayak

kayak_icon 2This is the best travel search site that I’ve found and I use it all the time for cheap fares, care hire and hotel bookings. As well as bookings, you can also use it to track your flights, look up baggage fees and find out the phone numbers of all the airlines.

I’ve got the Pro version which even has maps of the terminals at 100 airports.