International business development
In order to align a company to international business several topics have to be dealt with and different business areas have to be prepared or are to be adjusted. Those mainly affected are the sales structures, staffing policy and marketing.
In the context of an export-dependent economy in Germany, the Federal Government and the Länder have launched a number of initiatives to support private firms in developing international markets. Today, the framework for companies willing to export has improved significantly having more information directly available. However, the financial barriers until winning the first assignment are often very high. In addition to the internal arrangements within the company, reliable and project relevant contacts in the target countries must be established. These contacts comprise the potential client, the competent authorities and relevant local partners.
We assist and advise you in this vast field and help you to save time and money in the preparatory measures and to avoid costly mistakes.
We are represented in several countries and develop within these countries projects mainly in the water sector. We act as Know-HowBridge selecting adequate German project partners for the realisation of these projects. Focus countries are Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey.
Municipalities in these countries are informed on a regular basis on the solutions which German partner companies may offer. Solutions that might be offered in cooperation with these partner companies are
concepts and studies for water and waste water projects,
turn-key waste water treatment plants,
management information system (MIS) implementation,
institutional strengthening for utility companies
other services on demand.
As Director of the Länderforum Croatia at German Water Partnership she developed the Training and Competence Centre for the Croatian water sector. The pilot phase has been realised with the support of the German Ministry of Environment (through funds of UBA) and the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture. 14 German companies cooperated. 21 local trainers could be trained and 128 trainees visited 9 courses to different subjects.
Please see www.tcc-karlovac.org