• Put the odds in your favor.

  • Good preparation is the key to success

  • Expand your business to Europe


JCD&BNETWORKING can help your company break into the EU: one of the most lucrative markets in the world

The European Union is the largest and one of the most complex economies around. With so many different sectors to explore, there is ample opportunity for success. But with such a multitude of varied markets, it’s simply too easy for a company to make a gross misstep in their their entrance strategy. At JCD&BNETWORKING, we can provide you with a perfect setting to assess your project with European business professionals. We can help you optimize your chances at being successful in the European market with our program dedicated to small and medium sized businesses


Before you make an investment, be prepared

Your company's success stateside is, unfortunately, not a guarantee of continued success in Europe. Despite our historical links, our two continents are very different: socially, culturally, economically, legally etc. Inside and outside of the Eurozone, each country bears a distinctly different environment for your project. These discrepancies can compromise your chances of success and cost a fortune if you are unprepared to account for them. The situation your company is preparing to enter is highly complex. Depending on the industry and target country, there can often be many unprepared-for regulations, barriers, start-up costs, and, most importantly, market conditions.


Common mistakes

One needs to learn from one's mistakes. This is the cornerstone to gaining experience.
Alternatively, experience can be nourished using the mistakes of others.
Here is a list of common mistakes made by American companies:

  1. Believing that a few weeks on vacation in Europe makes you an expert
  2. Thinking that a product that sells well in the US will automatically sell well in Europe
  3. Analyzing the market remotely
  4. Doing business in European countries the way you do it in the US
  5. Rushing things without proper planning
  6. Thinking that the European (or even French) market is uniform
  7. Thinking that European laws and regulations are uniform
  8. Underestimating the cost of your project
  9. Underestimating the fiscal and legal fees of your project
  10. Underestimating the logistics of your project
  11. Forgetting to take out the appropriate insurance