HOW TO ENTER AN INTERNATIONAL MARKET

STEP 1. Find local partners

( Launching Stage) 

Before fully committing to expand your business in Japan, it is a strategically good decision to collect some local insights by remotely running some marketing & sales in Japan. 

Hire a Japanese agent, or local marketing firm such as ForeignConnect to first test and operate your business in the new market.

STEP 2. Hire a country manager

( Expanding Stage) 

When you know what to expect and your goals in the Japanese market, now is the time to hire a Japanese country manager to establish your in-house operation. 

ForeignConnect will help you from the start to the end of the process of launching a business in the Japanese market to expanding the business in Japan.

WHY PARTNER BEFORE HIRING A COUNTRY MANAGER

Overall, partnering is better for companies in their early stages of expanding to Japan, and hiring a Country Manager is better when the company has established a steady foothold in a new country. This is because partnering is faster to setup and results are quick to deliver, and hiring a Country Manager takes more time because it is important to find the right person.

THE BENEFITS OF OUTSOURCING

Culture Effective

It is difficult to enter a completely new market especially if the market you are trying to enter is dramatically different than your own. Everything from preparation to actual operation, it'd require businesses to have market knowledge specific to the local market. This is exactly why your business can be done more effectively with a help of local experts.

Cost Effective

You can save a lot of money on data collection and operation set up if you hire local experts who are experienced and knowledgable about the local market.

Operation Effective

It's much cheaper and time effective to hire experts who have their own system and do not require training from your internal resources.

BEFORE HIRING

A COUNTRY MANAGER...

When you plan to enter a new country, it is smart to take care of the following​ agenda. 

  • Research competitors and market pricing

  • Identify your unique value proposition to Japanese consumer

  • Create your local online presence with digital marketing

  • Localize your brand

  • Visit the local market to gain direct market insight

And you can take care all of this by hiring local services & partners with the help of ForeignConnect! 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR ENTERING  THE JAPANESE MARKET

There can't be a better time than now to launch a business in Japan. Japan is a untapped country with a full of opportunities for American and Western Businesses. With the occurrence of Olympics in the next year and the focus in developing foreign market integration, Japan is the best destination to explore opportunities in the next 10 years.

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH US

PRODUCTION
  • ​Market Research 

  • Product Packaging Design 

  • Product Development

  • Supplier Sourcing

  • EC Site Development

BRANDING
  • Website Design 

  • Brand Identity 

  • Brand Style Guide

  • Brand Messaging

  • Brand Positioning 

  • Brand Voice 

  • Contents Creation 

  • Social Media Branding

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
  • Fund Raising 

  • Corporate Innovation Facilitation

  • Sales Strategy 

  • Sales Channel Discovery

  • CRM Development 

  • Trade Show Attending  

  • Partnership Development

MARKETING  & PR
  • Market Research

  • Market Testing

  • Marketing Strategy 

  • PR Event Creation

  • Crowdfunding 

  • Digital Marketing

  • Affiliate Marketing

  • Paid Ads

  • E-commerce Marketing 

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

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Find Out How We Do It! 

STUDY YOUR GOALS

We will determine your needs and find the best strategic approach in finding local partners ( vendors & services)

MAKE TASKS & UNDERSTANDING THE BUDGET

We will define your task goals and develop the right responsibility for the role.

SOURCE PARTNERS & CANDIDATES

We will suggest multiple candidates for the job

NEGOTIATE & HIRE

We will handle the negotiation and hiring process once we select the partner (vendor & service).

MANAGE PEOPLE & PROJECTS

We will provide ongoing support after the contract and make sure that your team can work with the Japanese team smoothly without communication or cultural barrier

REPORT

We will create a reporting system between cross country teams to keep the smooth operation on accomplishing tasks.

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