Everything changed with the revolution of the Internet; everyday dynamics, the way we communicate and especially the way we do business. These days, companies from around the world are no longer limited to their location to hunt for talent or to set up offices. The opportunities are global, and they are making the best use of them. However, while the idea of running a global business sounds impressive, not everything about it is rainbows and butterflies. Global expansion requires thorough planning, proper preparations, solid budget management and enthusiasm to break potential communication barriers.
In this article, we’re talking about the role of professional translation services in today’s global market and why it makes for an essential element of every successful business.
Professional Translation Breaks Communication Barriers
Communication is key to the success of your business. Unless you are willing to make an extra step in trying to understand your colleagues, employees, partners or a potential investor of a different national background than yours, you won’t be able to build a lasting connection. The best way to build relationships with your global collaborators is to hire a professional translator. They’ll help improve your communication process and act as a mediator between divisions that require translation.
It Shows You Care
The biggest marketing campaign of your life is the way you run your business, i.e., your work ethic, employee treatment, your business attitudes, etc. Employees talk, and it’s a matter of seconds before your perceived values surface. But, how’s this relevant to your global expansion? In every way possible. Through word of mouth marketing, your current employees will make sure they tell everyone (and we mean EVERYONE) who you are. So, when you are running a global business, having a regular professional translation service on your team shows your potential employees, investors and other partners that you care to communicate in the most effective way possible with people you interact with. A potential job candidate could think: “If this company is willing to meet me halfway and provide a translator to help us stay professional, regulate all paperwork and encourage a healthy, effective communication relieved of miscommunicated elements, that’s the company I want to be a part of.”
Professional Translation Helps Make Your Potential Market Even Bigger
Apart from the benefit of having a multilingual website, the fact that you have professional translation services under your belt means you are scouting for global talent with the idea of turning your business into a multicultural working environment. Every business wants to be part of the international economy, especially when they don’t have the fear of communication barriers. When the other party understands you are open to the inclusion of other languages/cultures/backgrounds/ethnicities/etc., they’ll know they’re working with a forward-thinking, globally-minded professional organization. It sends a message that working with you will be comfortable, efficient and beneficial for all parties involved.
While English still maintains the status of universal language for business communication, it by no means hurts to expand your global prospects by utilizing professional translation services in your business. Excellent communication is the primary success factor of every business and it is never one-sided. To succeed in the global market, companies need to think about conveying their messaging across borders as well as using those same techniques internally to create a well-oiled communication process.
Nick joined the team in 2017 to spearhead Argo’s expanding marketing initiatives. He graduated from North Central College in Naperville, IL with a BA in political science and a minor in global studies. Previously, he worked as a digital strategist for innovative marketing agencies in Chicago and as a political consultant for domestic and international clients in Washington, DC.