Category: Global Expansion

Top Drivers for International Expansion

Whether you’re the chief financial officer or a regional HR manager, you play a crucial role in finding and implementing solutions related to the company’s growth plans. When those plans include international expansion, it’s important to consider the various drivers and related challenges—and learn from organizations that have successfully gone…
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Globalizing Your Service Strategy

Many companies are expanding beyond their local borders to compete in the global market. The benefits are incalculable, but entering into this arena requires significant forethought and planning. Your organization needs to ensure your global service strategy aligns to your business and customers’ needs. Having an upfront plan can help…
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Getting Started on a Global Expansion Strategy

Global expansion can stimulate revenue gains and other advantages for businesses willing to take that step. And though there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to growing internationally, one thing is true for most companies, regardless of size: Continually reviewing, devising and applying a global expansion strategy is a key element of…
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The Value of a Network

“Networking” may evoke images of insincere business professionals frantically darting from one artificial conversation to another in a bid to offload as many business cards as possible. Building a network, however, is more than casually exchanging contact information. It’s developing a trusted resource of knowledge and expertise that can be…
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Ensuring Success as a Global Sales Team

An evolving global business marketplace means companies are frequently evaluating how to maximize revenue potential amid disparate economies. Global sales teams play an important role, and to get the most the return from your sales force, you need a strategy that can scale to fit your various target markets. A…
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Building Up a Global Sales Team

With more than a decade of experience, Neil Carpenter, Chief Revenue Officer, has seen the global expansion journeys of our team, our company, and our clients. We talked to him about building out a global sales team and his perspective on international growth. Let’s start with background: How long have…
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How to Maintain Your Culture Through Expansion

As your organization grows globally, how do you maintain a consistent company culture? It’s a question we’ve had to answer ourselves. Safeguard Global started with a small group of passionate founders who developed the values and vision that would carry them into the future. Over 10 years, the company grew…
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What Development Teams Can Learn From Ford at Le Mans

I recently watched “The Return,” a documentary about the Ford GT’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was truly inspirational, and it reminded me of some of the global development teams I have been on—and what it takes to achieve a goal. In 1963, Ford decided to…
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Five Things To Remember When Managing A Global Brand

Global connectivity presents an interesting shift in how we think about presenting a global brand. Global companies, like Safeguard Global, need to demonstrate our reach, yet we also have to be sensitive to local audiences and their customs, which influence how we communicate. Somewhere in the balance is where we…
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Bootstrapping a Thriving Global Company

You have to be a little nuts As an entrepreneur, I am often asked about the spark that led me to create Safeguard Global. The answer is simple: I found an area of the payroll market that was just emerging and focused on that. But creating a global brand with…
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