S01 E14 – Tom Abbott – Starting Your Business in a New Country All Over Again
Tom started his business in Vancouver, Canada. He moved to Singapore and had to build his business all over again. He had no customers, no prospects and knew no one. But within months, he was able to get build a successful business in Asia. We discussed the challenges of starting your business in a new country and how to start putting everything together. I took so many ideas out of this interview.
BioSales expert, motivational speaker, thought leader, and pioneer of evolving sales processes through social media. A regular contributor to Singapore Business Review and Singapore Marketer, he has been featured in The Singapore Straits Times newspaper and interviewed on radio 938LIVE. He is the author of ‘The SOHO Solution’ and ‘Social Selling’.
Abbott’s sales, sales leadership and social selling programmes impart cutting-edge best practices gleaned from fifteen years of working with global market leaders in every major industry including Crocs, Fuji Xerox, Marina Bay Sands, Singtel and Tissot. An inspiration to sales professionals and sales leaders the world over, he attributes the novelty of his approach to a natural curiosity that drives him to push the limits: in thought, action, and education.
He is passionately committed to evolving the sales, sales leadership and social selling process of organizations in Singapore, Asia-Pacific and worldwide.