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Is your company considering expanding into Asian markets? Are you ready?

Is your company considering expanding into Asian markets? Are you ready?

Several Asian nations are amongst the world’s fastest growing economies, fuelled by a rapidly growing middle class and relatively youthful demographics. Southeast Asia is presently the fastest growing region in the world. These are large and attractive populations with which to do business in the future. How long should any international company avoid the fastest growing markets of the world?

Is your offering competitive and do you have the necessary resources and in-house competences to succeed? Do you have suitable, robust IP protection? Do you have a suitable risk-management plan in place? Is your company ready at Board level for the long-term commitment?

Is your offering competitive in Asia and do you have the necessary resources and in-house competences to succeed? Are you aware of the differences in business culture?

Asian Insiders will help you to determine the facts that guide good decisions and reduce the risk in your investment decisions. Business in Asia can be highly profitable but requires the right information up front. Asian Insiders can help to build your investment plan, to uncover the actual and hidden costs involved and to prepare the ROI planning.

So – what resources will you need?

Financial resources related to market entry. Even when selling through channel partners, investment will be required for market entry, marketing and partner support. Whether you are looking to source from a market, manufacture in a market and/or sell into a market, you’ll need to plan and budget appropriately. What will be your mode – empire build or work with partners?

Financial resources related to market entry. Even when selling through channel partners, investment will be required for market entry, marketing and partner support.

Whether you are looking to source from a market, manufacture in a market and/or sell into a market, you’ll need to plan and budget appropriately. What will be your mode – empire build or work with partners?

If seeking an in-market subsidiary, there will be associated costs. Trademarks will need protecting. You’ll need in-market intelligence – customers and purchasing patterns, competition, legal aspects, operating environment, tax, business culture etc. Consider also your personnel and HR processes and costs – it is critical here not to take shortcuts, as the wrong hires will set schedules back and add to costs. What checks and balances, carrots and sticks do you need in your partner agreements and how to make these appropriate to the target business culture? How will you handle the discussion of exclusivity?

Asian Insiders is on hand to walk you through all these factors, to help you determine your broad strategy in Asia, where to start regionally and then to expand.

Daniel A. Simon

CFO, Asia Pacific – Universal McCan

“Scott and his team is a top notch organisation with a group of individuals who offer great strategic insight and local knowledge. Our challenge was to look at our operations and determine how to become more efficient. While Scott and his team did not have first hand knowledge of our industry I was most impressed with their ability to conduct research and meet with others outside of our firm to learn more. The end product was a thorough review of the history of our current structure, how we got to where we were, where things went wrong and how improvements could be made. Currently our organization is in the midst of implementing many of these suggestions.”

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