Globalization Trend Creating Translation Boom





The forces of globalization and the Internet (those two again!) are driving a boom in the translation business.

As companies sell more products across country lines, often using the Internet, translators become more important.

According to a June 30, 2003 article in the Miami Herald, “The tech revolution is transforming the translation and interpreting business, once a niche industry for bilingual people who offered their services to businesses, government agencies and individuals in their communities. Now digital technology, Internet-based marketing strategies, and e-mail are turning the business into a nimble, tech-intensive international industry that favors management know-how and quality control. “

The translation industry is one of the few that is still dominated mostly by small and medium-sized players. As with any growing industry, it is starting to see some consolidation.

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Anita Campbell


Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.

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