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 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.