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Saturday, March 08, 2014
Friday, March 07, 2014
Enter Irish company Instant Opinion with its QnA product that offers a private and secure way to capture event interaction in real-time. And, they've allegedly gone global with contracts secured, for example, with the Canadian government and the NUI Maynooth Innovation Value Institute (IVI) Spring Summit in New York.
What's QnA do?
It's a tool that enables you to capture both positive and negative customer feedback and deal with any issues before they get shared with the world. Further:
Because the system is real-time, the service provider can respond and react to this feedback immediately, resolving the issue for the customer and ensuring that the customer leaves happy.Oh how Professor Levitt would love this.
Read more: Irish Company Instant Opinion's real-time engagement product goes global
Visit: Instant Opinion
Thursday, March 06, 2014
How high-end, and handmade in USA, shoemaker Allen Edmonds exports all over the world through the FedEx network. The company was established in 1922.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Huddle is a business-grade tool for project management and document collaboration that started out small and now serves the likes of Kia Motors, Procter & Gamble, and arms of the U.S. and U.K. governments.Back in 2007, Huddle was a bedroom startup with a team of two. (Note: This is Mitchell's third Internet startup.) How did it grow to more than 150 employees operating in four different cities and worth millions?
Read the entire article: Going Global: How Huddle Handled The Challenge
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Read the entire article: Retailers, Gear Up for Explosive Growth in Ecommerce in 2014
Monday, March 03, 2014
Read the entire article: Small Business: The Cost of Expanding Overseas (WSJ.com)
Note: Laurel is mentioned in the WSJ article along with new her new book!
Saturday, March 01, 2014
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Friday, February 28, 2014
makes the case that the west can't afford to rest on its laurels and imagine others will blindly follow. Instead, a different model, embodied by China, is increasingly appealing. A call for open-minded political and economic cooperation in the name of transforming the world.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
San Diego is one region to embrace this "metropolitan first" ethos. This week, EDC – along with numerous regional partners – released the “Global San Diego Export Plan” which focuses on growing our metropolitan economy and creating jobs through exports. The release of the export plan is part of San Diego’s continued participation in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institute and JPMorgan Chase & Co.The four strategies San Diego's core team are streamlining to implement its export plan:
• Leveraging the diversity of regional markets
• Developing and increasing small- and-medium-sized enterprises’ capacity to export
• Concentrating on San Diego’s unique infrastructure assets
• Leveraging the trade potential of the CaliBaja Bi-National Mega Region
Read more ... Global San Diego: Engaging World Markets
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The STEP (State Trade and Export Promotion Program) offered by the Small Business Administration aims to offer small businesses in the U.S. a way to reach a global market. And right now, supporters of the program are in position in Washington, D.C., to get the program renewed.According to the Office of International Trade Resources, here's what the STEP grants will do for a small business owner, provided they utilize the offerings:
- support for small business participation in foreign trade missions and foreign market sales trips;
- subscription to services by the Department of Commerce;
- website translation fees;
- design of international marketing media;
- trade show exhibitions;
- participation in training workshops; and
- other export initiatives determined to be appropriate by the SBA.
This is definitely a step in the right direction towards helping small businesses expand internationally!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Ogilvy & Mather plans to provide brand positioning and advertising support for Tiffany & Co. globally with creative and strategic hubs in New York and Paris. The scope of the assignment will cover print, digital, video and out-of-home.Bring on the global marketing experience in luxury!
Read: Tiffany & Co. Selects Ogilvy & Mather for Global Marketing
Monday, February 24, 2014
Treasurer Joe Hockey says:
"(It was) drawing the link between the most powerful central banker in the world - someone who has the global economy in their hands - and someone on the ground making furniture or running a little tourism business."Learn more: Two small business owners meet Yellen
Note: We will be guessing forever on who the two small business owners are!