Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) works to support Ohio's businesses, large and small, as they maneuver in the global economy.
Ohio Development Services Agency works closely with IBT Online to deliver the Ohio's Online Global Program - Website Localization and International Online Marketing for Ohio companies. From strategic planning, through content localization, design customization and technical implementation of localized websites, to country specific search engine optimization and social media marketing, our Online Global services are tailored to support your international business strategy.
Make the internet work for you globally! Help your customers, prospects and business partners understand who you are and what you offer by improving their user experience in their native language. Whether you sell directly or via distributors, B2B or B2C, a local website that is easy to engage and do business with, built to match your business strategy, is essential to your international expansion success. Get visible with website localization and increase your local credibility and trust.
Online Global services deliver:
Online: 24/7, multi-lingual, local search engine optimization and social media marketing, single digital platform for multi-national business service development, content for local end target audiences, traffic, user experience, engagement, e/mcommerce and communities (own, manage and control your online space)
Brand: awareness, credibility, trust, experience, protection, promotion and protection (build your brand value, locally and globally)
Business: market knowledge, find distributors, leads and clients, on/offline shows and events, sell to businesses (B2B) and consumers (B2C), develop existing and grow new revenue streams, reports and analytics and return on investment (grow your businesses top and bottom lines)
Funds are available from the ODSA for the Online Global programs; building and marketing country specific websites to grow your exports and business internationally. IMAGE offers grant support (50% reimbursement up to $10,000 per grant year) for activities associated with new international marketing initiatives, including the Online Global Program (50% reimbursement up to $3,000 per grant year).
For more information contact Thien Bui, ODSA, Export Assistance Program Specialist on 614.466.4996 and Thien.Bui@development.ohio.gov
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) program has fostered a strong climate for small business growth with many local community partners including college and universities, economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other community organizations.
A dedicated series of presentations on international online trends, and tips on how to become online internationally for Ohio companies. This was presented by IBT Online at the invitation of SBDC.
Manufacturer of residential water treatment systems,
exported to 50 countries worldwide
Challenge: Expansion and support of the European subsidiary and distributor network. Proactive brand promotion.
Our help: Design, development and localization of European websites, multilingual marketing and support.
Results: Local credibility, brand awareness and distributor support. Lead nurturing via online marketing.