Thursday, May 06, 2021

What's a K Shaped Economy?

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Small businesses are a powerful and influential piece of the economy.  In fact, 99.9% of all businesses in the U.S. qualify as small businesses, collectively employing almost half (47.3%) of the nation’s private workforce.

Unfortunately, they’ve also been one of the hardest-hit sectors of the economy amid the pandemic.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) talks about the K-shaped recovery, where some industries see more improvement compared to others that stagnate in the aftermath of a recession.

Read on to learn more.  The good news?  Despite the continued hardships, the global entrepreneurial spirit endures.

WEF says:  "Even in the face of a global pandemic, the perseverance of such metrics prove that the innovative American spirit is unwavering, and spells better days to come for small business recovery."

You might also take a look at the visual, "Mapped:  The State of Small Business Recovery in America."

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

The Wider the Reach, the Bigger the Market Share

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More than just publishing a website in another language, global marketing also has to do with building a customer engagement strategy and then zeroing in on which channels and types of content will effectively reach those customers.

To know if your business is ready for global (online) expansion, discover which five questions you need to ask. 

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

What's the True Cost of An eCommerce Shipment (Landed Cost) Once It Reaches a Customer's Doorstep?

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Are you running a global business?  Have questions about the global supply chain?  Run an e-commerce business and wonder how duties and taxes affect you or your customers?  

Find the answers to these questions plus more along with what the true cost of an e-commerce shipment is (landed cost) once it reaches a customer's doorstep.  

Join our wegginar® on Wednesday, May 5th at 11AM CT to hear Kat Sun, Head of Operations at Passport Shipping and Kaitlin Mogentale, Founder of Pulp Pantry talk about "What to Expect When You're Expecting (To Go International).

All business owners operating in the B2B and B2C space who run an e-commerce business should attend.

To learn more and to register (no charge thanks to our generous sponsors), visit:  Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®.

Monday, May 03, 2021

Today in Global Small Business: Finding Answers To Your Questions About International Travel

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What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners:

Saturday, May 01, 2021

What God Can Do

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"Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world." – Virgil A. Kraft