Tuesday, June 13, 2017

New Growth Engine: Exports

Aiming for global markets from the beginning and investing aggressively in research and development are key to the overseas success of small and medium-sized enterprises.  Korean-based Dr. Jart+ is living proof.

Known for its cosmetics products packaged in containers that look more like medicine than makeup.  Doesn't matter.  It worked.  The products have been featured in Vogue and InStyle, sold in Sephora, and in 2015, it became the first Korean cosmetics brand to receive equity investment from Estee Lauder.  Dr.Jart is now available in 15 countries across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America.

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According to the analysis [a report released by the Korea International Trade Association], the biggest booster for SMEs going abroad was tackling foreign markets from its early stage of business just as Dr. Jart+ had. “While the globalization of local companies used to be based off a strong domestic business, born-global companies tackle markets at home and abroad at the same time,” the report said. 
It is essential for a company and a country to find a new growth engine:  exports.

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