What’s the secret to a successful international expansion? Only those who have gone through the process truly know.
International expansion – it’s not something you can train for. It’s an acquired skill, and if you haven’t done it, well, you haven’t done it. But you can learn from those who have. That’s where LANDED comes in.
In this brand-new podcast from Waterloo EDC, host Eamon O’Flynn chats with business leaders, service providers and other expansion pros who have been there and done that, with a goal of passing all their hard-earned expertise and perspectives on to you.
From expansion strategies to executive recruitment to business immigration and beyond, LANDED covers variety of topics that can help you navigate your international expansion journey. Whether you’re on the cusp of making expansion decisions or just curious about the process, LANDED has something for you.
There’s no time to waste. Grab your headphones and let’s dive into the first two episodes.
Episode 1: Firsthand Experience with International Expansion
In the debut episode, we dive headfirst into the intricacies of international expansion with Ryan Morris, CEO of Turntide Technologies.
Ryan shares the remarkable journey of Turntide Technologies, a trailblazing company that has expanded to nine locations, including three outside the US.
The episode delves into key topics that can only be explained by someone who has gone through it, including:
- The driving factors behind international expansion
- The role of talent and leadership in a successful expansion
- Common hurdles to avoid (or plan for)
- Advice for business leaders considering expansion
Through Ryan’s experiences and insights, you’ll get an invaluable perspective on successfully navigating the complexities of international expansion.
Episode 2: Finding the Right Local Leader
In the second episode of LANDED, Eamon chats with Kristina McDougall, managing partner and founder of Artemis Canada, a premier executive recruitment firm that specializes in tech.
With 25 years of experience in recruiting some of the world’s most successful leaders, Kristina is the perfect person to weigh in on the importance of hiring a local leader for your business expansion.
Not sure where to start? Kristina has the answers. In this episode, she shares the ins-and-outs on these topics:
- Reasons for hiring a local leader
- Qualities of a great local leader
- How to start the hiring process
- Challenges you might face while hiring
- Alternatives to hiring a local leader
Having eyes, ears and feet on the ground is essential when you’re landing in a new community. Follow Kristina’s advice and you’ll be sure to find the right person to lead your expansion.
If anyone understands the importance of having strong leadership on the ground, it’s Tony LaMantia, President & CEO of Waterloo EDC.
In this mini episode of LANDED, Tony talks about how local leadership was instrumental in Google’s and Toyota’s successful expansions in the region.
Listen, learn and propel your business forward
LANDED isn’t just a podcast – it’s your exclusive guide to navigating international business expansion, from start to finish and beyond.
With each episode, you’ll gain insider knowledge, strategic advice and firsthand accounts from industry leaders and experts who have successfully taken businesses to new global heights.
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