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Top ways to become born global entrepreneurs

Recent research has shown changed attitudes towards this process. Today the focus is on small firms that begin exporting right from start-up. These are called ‘born global entrepreneurs’ and born again social entrepreneurs, who are exporters from the get-go.[1] Without the advent of global communications and transportation, they simply would not exist. Think of the giants Google and Facebook, which generated export revenues at impressive speed. Think also of the small entrepreneurs like Skype, that was acquired by eBay and then by Microsoft. Young entrepreneurs – especially those with a gap year or two under their belts – tend to move quickly towards international and global markets (see Top Ten Countries for Asia-Pacific entrepreneurs) where resources are more easily and widely available[2]

The economies with the most efficient trading environments allow traders to exchange information with customs agencies electronically.
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