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Does your business need a translator?

A company needs many types of talent in order to succeed, from management to marketing to financial and everything in between. However, there is one communication talent that many businesses don’t realize they need until it’s too late: a translator. Whether it’s a new company with a big dream or a long-living business looking to expand, a translator can be a huge benefit.

Why do I need a translator?

Having the ability to communicate in multiple languages can give a business a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace. ABC News reported that, after English, the most spoken languages in the business world are Mandarin Chinese, French, and Arabic. Having a translator who can speak any (or all) of these languages opens up possibilities for new partnerships in foreign countries.

Even if a business stays domestic, it pays to employ polyglots. In America, over 37.4 million people speak Spanish, according to World Atlas. By employing a Spanish translator, a business can accommodate a wider variety of customers and meet their needs efficiently and effectively.

How do I pick my translator?

In order for a company to choose the translator who will best fit their needs, the company must first determine what those needs are. Do they need someone who can speak to potential partners in China? Do they need someone to transcribe marketing from English to Spanish? Do they need someone every day, or for a short-term project? Next, it is important to hire a qualified translator who understands the nuances of each language. Inc.com’s Traci Andrighetti explained it best: “An analogy that’s often used to make the distinction between a bilingual and a translator is that of a cook and a chef: you may know how to cook, but that doesn’t make you a chef.”

One easy way to find a translator is to work with an outsourcing company. At Ideas Unlimited, we offer translation services for a wide variety of projects in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German  
  • Russian
  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
  • Italian