When companies expand to a new location, hiring a local leader can save them time, money and risk. Someone who can help integrate your company into the community, build the initial team, establish connections with local universities and colleges and build strong relationships with local hubs, incubators and industry associations. The challenge is finding the right person for the job.
In the second episode of LANDED, we speak to Kristina McDougall, founder of executive recruitment firm Artemis Canada, about the qualities that make a good local lead, the recruitment process and the things companies should consider before making a hire in their new community.
What’s the secret behind a successful international expansion? It’s an important strategy for business growth, but until you’ve done it… you haven’t done it. How do you get insight into the process and approach? That’s why LANDED exists. Waterloo EDC is leveraging its partners and contacts to get unique insights into why and how companies grow through expansion.
Our first episode features Ryan Morris, the CEO of Turntide Technologies, in conversation about his company’s growth to include nine locations including three outside the United States.
This is LANDED, your podcast for insider tips on international business expansion.
Each episode will feature real experts – site selectors, recruiters, lawyers and successful entrepreneurs – talking about their own experiences with international business expansion. They'll give you first-hand advice and perspective to consider when growing your business in a new location.
All episodes can be found at waterlooedc.ca/podcast or on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Amazon Music or wherever you listen.