Thinking Of Internationalisation? Translate These First!
SME Magazine Singapore|October 2020
Although there are many documents that will need to be translated in the execution of your international activity, there are three document types of crucial importance that will are most necessary to internationalise your business.
Ong Xiang Hong

If you are thinking of internationalising your business, you definitely need to take into account the language of your target audience. To sell your goods or services you will need consumers or distributors in the international market to understand what you are doing and your value proposition. This requires the localisation of content, materials, and documents to other languages.

Though English is widely understood by much of the commercial world, conducting business in the local language will increase the trustworthiness and engagement of your customers. By adapting your commercial materials, you will be able to achieve your objective of capturing the interest of the foreign market you are targeting.

Likewise, you will have to prioritize the efforts allocated to establishing a communication with the foreign market so that it does not just turn into a residual effort without any effect on your commercial strategy.

But before you embark on your internationalisation strategy, you need to prepare the following three document types, which are necessary for the smooth-running of business:

1. Advertising materials

2. Product materials

3. Legal documents and contracts

We will consider each of the following in turn.

ADVERTISING MATERIALS

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