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Business start ups in Europe, especially in Norway, Denmark, Germany and Great Britain. How to prepare yourself for a successful introduction of your product/concept. How to build up the right marketing strategy and how implement it successfully. Only question for Western Europe and generally only for the b2b area. No direct questions about customs rates, but I can inform how to achieve that information. You can ask your questions either in English, German or Danish. If you need my help as a professional, you can contact me: I may even be able to assist you on a no win no fee basis.

Experience in the area

I have been working since 1987 as an international business developer and project manager in high tech business build ups from scratch in Germany, Great Britain and in Scandinavia. E.g. from 2003 till 2006 more than 150 people founded their own company in Germany with my active support! I have been an independent EU Business Consultant since 1997 and can practice what I preach, which is unusual for a business consultant. Based on that fact I have just helped the first small business enterprise in the UK to successfully making its breakthrough in Germany after only 12 month sales and marketing effort. Education/Credentials: BA(law) MBA (international marketing)


Education/Credentials: BA(law) MBA (international marketing)

Awards and Honors

Since 2004 member of "Who's Who of Professionals"

What do you like about this subject?

I hope to be able to open the eyes of especially the small business world for the unlimited business possibilities in the European Union and in particular Germany, Great Britain and Scandinavia

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To help future business developers and business start ups in the European markets to avoid the worst pitfalls and personally to be wiser in the process, always looking for further improvement,

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

I always stress the value of building up good, lasting business relationships as a foundation for creating business results second to none short term as well as mid-long term!

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I am honest and will tell you in a polite, but direct way the chances for your product/ideas/concepts to succeed. I will tell what may have to be changed if you want to be a success. Be aware, only a quality product/service has a chance in the up market European b2b

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Recent Answers from Karl Weddum

2015-08-25 company rep?:

what you need is a plan otherwise you won't get further. You need a business plan based on real market research. That will take 3 month to do. You can with right business plan have a shortcut into the

2011-01-17 European manufactures:

Well the easiest and cheapest way to get that information would be to go to: Delegation of the European Commission to the United States: or directly to:

2010-11-02 Setting up as an international foundation:

I would take a hard look at Scandinavia, because it an open society for new ideas. Technically and economical advanced too. My primary choice of location would be Copenhagen in Denmark.  You will an atmosphere

2009-08-15 Export of HDPE pipes and fittings:

Dear John,  as you can see from my profile my area of expertise is the EU and especially Germany, UK and Scandinavia.  In order to come with any suggestions I need to know following:  1. To which EU countries

2008-01-15 Pricing products sold internationally:

Hi Patrick,  to answer your question to the best of my ability especially looking at the European markets which are my specialty. I need to know what kind of product you are offering. Send me the info


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