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Wired Wyoming Companies Do Business Around the World

Nov 24, 2008

In an Associated Press news article dated November 24, 2008 entitled "Information superhighway drives entrepreneurial spirit", Mead Gruver discusses the impact that companies are having in Wyoming that take advantage of our state's excellent internet bandwidth and connectivity.  Eleutian Technologies in tiny Ten Sleep has nearly 300 teachers who use the internet to teach English to Koreans of all ages.  They currently serve more than 15,000 students, using the free internet calling software called Skype (www.skype.com).  Other companies who harness the internet to serve far-flung customers include a company in Laramie that sells high-end computers to day traders and a lady in Green River who writes software for transportation systems.

 

I've said to many of our clients that it is extremely hard to survive in today's economy by only focusing on local customers.  We need to widen our horizons and begin exporting.  For some that may mean shipping products all the way to South Dakota, Utah or Colorado.  For others, it may mean working with people in Korea to teach them English.

 

What do you think?  Can businesses survive without selling outside of Wyoming?



Tags: Exporting
Category: Strategy

Mike Lambert

Mike Lambert is the manager of the Wyoming Market Research Center in Laramie, WY.


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