How International Business Company Overcome Barriers in Business

How International Business Company Overcome Barriers in Business

How International Business Company Overcome Barriers in Business

Article by Lucile Taylor

International business company owners face one common challenge in their organizational structure: language barrier. While it is true that transport links and globalization of business have made the world a smaller place, language barrier still exists, and it doesn't look like it's going to go away soon.

So how does an international business company owner overcome such a major hurdle in business?

The key of course is translation. If you want effective global operations for your international business company, then you need to somehow find a way to translate your business' language into that which your foreign operations understand. Speed and accuracy in the translation process are also important in order to ensure efficiency in your translations team as they work with contract research organizations all over the world.

Intranets, Interoffice Materials, and External Websites

You know already that communication is the key to creating a more cohesive organization, especially when it comes to an international business company. But the existing language barrier can defeat your international business company's communication processes, rendering it useless.

In order to prevent this and bring employees of your international business company closer together, the translation of interoffice materials and intranets is a huge help. Not only will it help empower non-native speakers of the language of your head office, it would also facilitate communication among member offices, creating a more cohesive organization.

Translation should not be limited to intranets and interoffice materials alone. External websites are your international business company's vital link to your international customer base. In order to reach more customers worldwide, your external sites must answer to the various languages to increase understanding.

How to Choose a Translation Provider

As mentioned, accuracy and speed are the goal of every translator. The most important thing to remember is that the translation must be able to effectively communicate the "message" into the local language in the most accurate and fastest way possible. A translator who is able to do this without diluting in any way the local language (so that it results in insulting text!) is a must. That is why it is not often recommended that you do the translation job yourself, even if you speak the language. Because speaking the language does not necessarily mean "translating" it into writing a language.

Look for a "certified" translator to handle the translation processes in your international business company. If there is no certification process for translators in your head office's country, then look to translators associations, such as the American Translators Associations, that offer accreditations to translators through a voluntary testing process.

Freelance translators are also another option. However, if you ever decide to use the services of a freelance translators, then be sure to have someone in your international business company coordinate the workflow.

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Lucile Taylor writes for, a site full of helpful insight about Business Entity Types and Sole Proprietorship.


  1. Your information about international business company is very useful for us. Language barrier is the most common challenge in the organizational structure for any international business company.