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How would you like to establish a global presence without opening an office overseas? Now you can get a global toll-free phone number that allows you to reach as many as 700 million consumers in 20 countries--and allows them to reach you.

Using a global toll-free number can also save your company a mint, says Chris Busch, marketing director for the Global 800 Program at telecommunications company USA Global Link in Fairfield, Iowa. Employees traveling overseas on business will no longer rack up exorbitant bills calling from branch offices, hotels or airports. Besides, making buying easy for your customers makes for a healthy bottom line.

The onetime $275 application fee guarantees you the number of your choice, as long as it's not already taken, in about 60 to 90 days. But time is of the essence. "It's like the California Gold Rush," says Busch. "People should be staking their claim now."

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This article was originally published in the July 1997 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Southern Exposure.

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