A survey by the British Chamber of Commerce details that nearly 70% of all SMEs aren’t exporting, or are ever likely to be. Some more compelling information from the European Commission, in a survey, found that 9 out of 10 EU internet users agreed that given a choice, they would prefer to visit a website in their own native language.
So, it begs the question: Are you missing out on the opportunity to export and sell your goods and services in other countries?
The proof is already here as to whether it is ‘worth your while’ to invest in a website, or websites, that offer different languages.The Fast Track 100 list from The Times will show you that an increase in language offerings will help grow business. And the more you look at the facts, the more obvious it is that businesses, especially those looking to grow overseas as part of their strategy, should be getting involved with the foreign language internet.
As multilingual alternatives grow your potential market share overseas will decrease, acting early will see you achieving a higher ROI simply
because there is less competition at present. It makes things like reaching the top of the search engine rankings easier and much more cost effective.