Can't Make it at Home? Try Tapping Markets Abroad

GET OUTTA HERE: Competition can be fierce at home for bootstrapped startups. But when the going gets tough, the tough gets going--abroad. The NYTimes profiles several savvy mom-and-pop businesses that have made the most of technology and outsourcing services to thrive overseas. For instance, Jungle Education, a one-man edtech operation based in Bellevue, WA, used cheap online translation and text-to-speech services to tap into the Danish and Swedish markets. Result? Its sales jumped from $120K to $175K.

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