How Your Business Can Survive The Post Quarantine Period Using Localization

The effect of the 2020 pandemic has created a significant setback for a lot of businesses. From the onset of the COVID19 crisis, the NFIB showed 92% of small business owners suffering adverse effects. But, small businesses are not the only ones who have suffered some form of setback from the pandemic. A briefing from McKinsey showed how the coronavirus had impacted several business sectors.There is no question that this year has been a difficult time for businesses. But, there is still a way [Read more...]

How Coronavirus Has Impacted Medical Interpretation

The coronavirus has displaced and disrupted many usual medical practices. More than ever, the need for adaptive medical treatment that can reach anyone regardless of their situation or spoken language has proven its importance in the face of a global pandemic.The impact of the coronavirus on medical interpretation and translation, of both face-to-face and remote interpreter services, will shape the future of these processes. Care facilities are reaching out through telemedicine as well as [Read more...]

Coronavirus Marketing Strategy Checklist for Small Businesses

It’s an unusually scary time for small enterprises because COVID-19 has disrupted operations worldwide. Every business has reacted differently to the crisis; some have suspended their business temporarily while others have transitioned to remote work until further notice.Although everyone is trying to do their part in limiting the spread of the virus, the fear of going out of business is running high. While the impact of the pandemic has been devastating, small business owners can pivot [Read more...]

GTS Translation Steps Up to Assist in COVID-19 Clinical Studies

GTS is Offering a 15% Discount on Translation Services Related with COVID-19 Clinical Studies. Please use Coupon Code COVID19. The COVID-19 pandemic has already taken the lives of over 320,000 people out of nearly 5 million confirmed cases of the deadly virus. So it should come as no surprise that the entire pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is desperately trying to develop a cure, like a vaccine, or at least a drug that will inhibit some of the more deadly symptoms of the virus. The [Read more...]

Slowing economy drops the hammer on translation prices

Translation services are experiencing a drop in demand due to the slowing of the economy and rampant unemployment in most of the world economies. Entire industries have been nearly shut down, causing translation companies that serve in these sectors to run for cover. This is especially true in the following industries which are international in nature and therefore drive demand in the translation business.Travel and Hotels. Nobody is traveling today and many hotels are shut down.  It is [Read more...]

In the COVID-19 Era, Disinfectants and Hand Sanitizers Safety Data Sheets are being Offered Free of Charge

COVID-19 has caused a spike in the manufacture and supply of hand sanitizers and disinfectants. You don't need a market study to learn this. Is there any home or business in the world now that isn't stocked with hand sanitizing alcohol gel?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf8aMK8OwhsHand sanitizers were made famous in a meeting in 2008 between then President George W. Bush and then President-elect Barack Obama. Bush reportedly told Obama that when you shake as many hands as a he did, use [Read more...]

Google My Business Suspends Service due to COVID-19

Google My Business service has been suspended due to COVID-19. I learned this when some of our customers tried to leave online reviews which were not published by Google. I find this to be most distressing. Online businesses, such as GTS Translation, rely on online reviews for their living. Leaving a client testimonial can help other customers make good online buying decisions and is a valuable service to the public. We relied on Google for this service and now it appears that our trust was [Read more...]

Preparing for recession: How can LSPs weather the coronavirus storm?

Welcome global recession. We weren't expecting you and you are not welcome in our house. But it looks like we have no choice and you are here to stay for a while.The coronavirus has already put many people out of jobs and we are just at the beginning. Many more people will be out of work. That means less spending by consumers and businesses. The stock market is in bear territory and the net worth of many people has shrunk dramatically. Shrinking budgets will become the norm in corporations [Read more...]

Should LSPs be using the coronavirus to drum up business?

In the last 2-3 days, we are getting dozens of emails from Language Service Providers (LSPs) who are using the Coronovirus as an excuse to spam potential clients and push their services. Here is an example: _____________________________________________________________________ Dear business partners,Despite various restrictions and quarantine measures, we operate as usual. Our technologies enable complete home-office for our project managers, translators, editors, DTP staff and other [Read more...]

Coronavirus drives demand for translation services

The entire world seems to be consumed these days with the hysteria around the coronavirus outbreak. And for good reason. Thousands are already dead and the outbreak seems poised to wreak havoc throughout the entire world.US President Trump has issued a travel ban, basically cutting off travel between Europe and the USA.  According to Germany's Chancellor Merkel, as many as 70% of Germany's population may become affected by the virus. World markets have come crashing down as many businesses [Read more...]