In Jules Verne’s bestseller, “Around the World in 80 Days”, an article appeared in the Telegraph newspaper in the UK, explaining that it was now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. In 1872, the concept of global tourism was embryonic. It seemed unthinkable that you could travel around the world – that was only attempted by the most daring of travellers.
But there were three technology disruptions afoot that played their part in making global travel firstly possible and then more accessible: “the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in America, the linking of the Indian railways across the sub-continent and the opening of the Suez Canal”.
As Wikipedia says: “It sparked the imagination that anyone could sit down, draw up a schedule, buy tickets and travel around the world.”
So, on a £20,000 bet, they did just that – to prove they could travel around the world in 80 days, which would be worth over £1.5 million in today’s terms.
Today, the concept of selling online around the world is also embryonic. To many, it still seems unthinkable that you can sell to customers in every corner of the world through the internet and that it is the premise of all but the most adventurous internet entrepreneurs or global corporates.
But, we are faced now with three more technology disruptions which companies all around the world are just waking up to, realising that they can reach customers in every corner of the world: access to the internet by over half of the world’s population, customers spending more and more time online, availability of easy-to-use technology platforms to create an online business.
Now every company has the possibility of sitting down, working out a strategy, drawing up a plan, and starting to sell online around the world.
We can show you how to expand your business internationally online, turning your business into a bestseller and may even transform your revenue from an initial £20,000 investment to return over a million pounds! The only difference is, this is no bet – we have a proven journey and method for you to follow, that has been developed over five years working with one of the world’s leading trade promotion agencies for the UK, where we have worked one-on-one with over 600 companies and trained over 4,000 delegates during webinars, seminars, workshops and masterclasses.
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