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.
Friday, February 28, 2014
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!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
"This Executive Order is especially important to small and medium companies that depend on global trade," a White House statement said. "Once fully implemented, the ITDS [International Trade Data System] will dramatically reduce the time and expense for businesses to move the more than 50 million containers and $3.8 trillion worth of goods that cross our borders each year."Learn more: Obama wants to cut red tape for exporters
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Whether you are a small business owner considering exporting for the first time, or an entrepreneur who is already exporting but wants to expand your reach even further, Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably is an invaluable guide to navigating the often-challenging waters of exporting. Global small business expert Laurel Delaney has decades of experiences helping small business owners successfully export their products and/or services, and in this comprehensive, practical guide, she draws on real-life experience and insider knowledge.All we have to say is thank you to all the folks at Small Biz Daily. We've been a huge fan of Rieva and her talented team (Valdez Haubrich and Karen Axelton) for years. We so admire and respect their work.
Read: Book Review: Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably
About Small Biz Daily
SmallBizDaily is powered by three people with a passion for entrepreneurship: Rieva Lesonsky, Maria Valdez Haubrich and Karen Axelton. We met at EntrepreneurMagazine nearly 25 years ago, when Rieva hired the rest of us as editors. We’ve been a great team ever since, so when Rieva decided it was time for her to stop talking about entrepreneurship and start living it, she naturally turned to us to be her business partners.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The visa gives foreigners who invest [at] least $500,000 in the US a two-year green card (their families too) and the potential for a permanent green card if their project succeeds in creating American jobs.Is the EB-5 visa filling a gap for global small businesses? And which country is the dominant force with investments (according to the Brookings Institution and Rockefeller Foundation, there are five top countries)?
To learn more, read: Forget banks - US small businesses are tapping wealthy Chinese investors for loans
Monday, February 17, 2014
Here's a clip from the interview:
Kerrigan: What are the first steps a business owner should take in selecting a market, or markets, for exporting?Read the entire interview: Business Success Strategies Q&A with Laurel Delaney: Going Global for Business Growth
Delaney: There are a variety of methods to locate the best–meaning the right–potential foreign markets for your product or service. There is a wide range of efficient methods to research export markets and get export-market data and intelligence. I outline those resources in chapter 12 of my book. But make no mistake, there is no getting around the fact that market research is not a tidy, linear process, so you have to get yourself organized first.
In deciding to concentrate your sales efforts, choose a market that intrigues you, presents a competitive advantage or offers ...
A big thank you to Karen for promoting and supporting our global trade work all these years. She is called America’s “entrepreneurial envoy” and “small business ambassador” for her extensive work overseas. Karen adds at the end of the interview (and we endorse her statement):
"SBE Council has endorsed legislation in the House and Senate to give President Obama Trade Promotion Authority. It is critical that the United States regain the leadership mantle on supporting and advancing trade agreements with countries and regions across the globe. Global trade has a profoundly positive impact on the U.S. economy, job growth and international competitiveness."
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Read: What to Look For in an International Ecommerce Payment Processor
Thursday, February 13, 2014
John Longworth, director general of the BCC, says:
"This counts for a lot, as it shows ambition and willingness for businesses to export even more in 2014."Read more ...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
She realized that getting a toehold in some international markets could have a big impact on revenue. "For instance, California was contracting at one point," she said. "The easiest way to replace the sales was to export."According to Crain's New York Business, Magnificent Baby now sells its goods through shops in Puerto Rico and 20 countries outside the U.S, including Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the U.K.
Read more ...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
...intelligently marrying technology tools with policy action in order to deliver sustainable growth on a global scale.Read (immediate download of a 42-page PDF file): Towards Commerce 3.0: Roadmap for Building Sustainable Growth into Commerce
Nicholas Staheyeff, Vice President CEO eBay International AG, said, “Boosting cross-border trade and helping Europe’s entrepreneurs big and small grow their business on- and offline are essential to work our way out of the current crisis. (3/27/12)
Labels: commerce 3.0, eBay, roadmap for building sustainable growth into Commerce, the world in your pocket
Posted by Laurel Delaney at 2/11/2014 04:21:00 AM
Monday, February 10, 2014
Honey-Can-Do was founded on a few simple principles, give people what they want, give it to them at a great price, and do it with integrity and responsibility. We don't believe you need to go broke to have a beautiful, well-organized home. Nor do we believe ...Find out how and why here. Honey-Can-Do says, "No matter where you're located, we're happy to call you our customer."
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Friday, February 07, 2014
1. Following othersRead the entire article: Don't Make These Mistakes When Expanding Your Small Business Overseas
Mexico and Canada were pointed to as important export markets by HSBC, but that doesn’t mean that they will be the ideal markets for your business. This is where market assessment comes into play, so you can either carry out market research or utilize one of the Export Assistance Centers in your country of origin.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
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The book provides practical, easy to implement advice on how to start exporting or grow an existing export business. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to export. - Steve King and Carolyn Ockels, Small Business Labs
Read Book Review: Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably
A big thank you to Steve and Carolyn!
A big thank you to Steve and Carolyn!
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
The latest growth forecasts from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted brighter days for the global economy, with both reports reserving special mention for the UK’s performance.Read the entire article: Ensuring our small businesses realize their global ambitions is the best way to improve exports
Goes to show you that small businesses everywhere have an overwhelming desire to operate on a global level.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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What's the key to entering new markets and maintaining existing ones?
Through networking and contacts we have managed to establish key independent sales reps and distributors strategically placed around the world to maximize our sales in each region. In addition to this it is important to maximize our exposure through social media such as Facebook and Twitter.Read the entire article: Road map for growth - the Q&A series: Dita Eyewear Europe
Monday, February 03, 2014
Take cues from these top 25 international marketing blogs, and you’ll learn a great deal on how to tighten up your marketing practices overseas!And YES, The Global Small Business Blog made the list. Thank you to UpCity folks for including us! We're glad you find our content valuable.
Read: Top 25 International Marketing Blogs That You Should Be Reading
Saturday, February 01, 2014
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