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Mark Zuckerberg: “I Wasn’t Trying to Build a Global Company”

You can scratch your head and think, I’m no Facebook founder yet we all have one thing in common when we start a business.  We take a leap of faith to do what we love and shoot obsessively for a successful outcome. In the case of Mr. Zuckerberg’s Facebook, he wasn’t trying to build a global company.  Instead he:

… realized you could find almost anything on the internet—music, books, information—except the thing that matters most: people.

And that became his brilliant idea.  Build a service people can use to connect and learn about each other, where anyone can start a business from scratch, and be heard no matter no matter where they are located.

Mr. Zuckerberg is also a fan of providing services for free, very similar to our business model here at wegg®.  In the case of Facebook, free services are supported by ads.  In the case of wegg, free services are supported by the support of our great sponsors.  This is a way to ensure everyone has access and can expand — that is our goal at wegg for women entrepreneurs and business owners who aspire to take their business global.

So whether it is Facebook or wegg, we are focused on allowing people to share, connect and learn together.  Hence in wegg’s case, we want, through our help, more female entrepreneurs and business owners to thrive globally.

To learn more about Mr. Zuckerberg’s business model, read the article Facts About Facebook.  To utilize wegg’s upcoming free services, participate in our next program, a weggchat™.  Get ready to share, connect and learn together on 2/6 while CEO Jacqueline Smith, founder and CEO of Kiesque talks about how she started up and took her personal care product(s) global.

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Photo above courtesy Sara Kurbeb on Unsplash

Female Entrepreneurs Are the Engine of Global Growth

Bonnie Chui, contributor for Forbes, writes a thoughtful piece about how female entrepreneurs are going global and that new policy attention may close the gap. At wegg®, we are closing that gap — whether there is new policy attention or not.

We not only serve women entrepreneurs by educating them on how to go global, we are women entrepreneurs, and through our educational efforts, we continue to energize economies worldwide.

Further, based on my experience running a successful global business and serving as a consultant to countless global women business owners, my observations indicate that women entrepreneurs must condition themselves to be risk oriented, innovative, and proactive (RIP) in order to achieve any reasonable level of success in the export marketplace.

Like everyone else, they must also achieve five things before venturing out beyond borders:

  1. Becoming ready mentally, particularly emotionally
  2. Being ready operationally
  3. Having run a successful local business
  4. Knowing how to use the latest technology
  5. Having a business with export potential.

Also, in my view, a perceived lack of credibility is the number one barrier for women doing business globally. This perceived deficiency lack makes it difficult for women to access markets, market information, and establish relationships. If you don’t already have an influential person in your life who can tout your capabilities, find one and cultivate the relationship, or just reach out to wegg.

Most of the above referenced facts are covered in my Exporting:  The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably, Chapter 27, “Women Business Owners: Engine of Global Growth.”

Let’s face it, women launch businesses for the same reasons men do — to build wealth, to capitalize on their ideas and to be their own bosses.

Oftentimes you must learn about starting a business and taking it global the hard way — by doing it — and getting assistance from programs such as wegg’s helps enormously.

Female entrepreneurs are the engine of global growth and with appropriate support, will conquer the world.  Just you watch.

wegg® keeps energizing women entrepreneurs the world over. We can help you build confidence, find great resources and show you the steps you can take to go global. Join us for our FREE wegginar® on 11/7 with Cristina Bandal. You can find all of the details, and register for the event, here.


wegg® Mission

Our mission is to educate, inspire and nurture women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide on how to go global so they can run healthier businesses and create a new future for themselves, their families and their community.


Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN/Tax ID #47-2956522.

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