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Cathy Harris will provide a 30 minute mini-seminar on importing and exporting.
As a former Senior U.S. Customs Inspector (now called Customs and Border Protection (www.CBP.gov) Officer) and former Customs Whistleblower “The Cathy Harris Story” (www.TheCathyHarrisStory.com), I spent most of my 20 year career working on the Trade Enforcement Team (TET) (or Fraud Team) at U.S. Customs. I understand exactly how the importing process works and is available to give classes and workshops to the community.
For more information go to www.CathyHarrisSpeaks.com, email: email@example.com or call (770) 873-2072.
This month's podcast explores exporting and how manufacturers and distributors can utilize exporting as a way to grow their business.
We'll be speaking with Steve Ragow, a 20+ year expert in helping businesses find foreign markets for the products.
This is a preview of our free morning workshop on Exporting 101: http://attivogroup.eventbrite.com/
Welcome to Export Success, a bi-weekly 30 minute online radio blog with one goal: To help you grow your business by succeeding in the global marketplace.
Exporting can open up new markets for your company. Like any business transaction, however, there is always the possibility of some kind of dispute with your customer, either before, during or after the actual shipment of goods or delivery of services. Unlike doing business with a U.S.-based buyer however, exporting raises some new issues in the event that you and your customer can’t see eye to eye. Which country’s laws apply to the dispute? What are your rights as a seller and what are your buyer’s rights? How can you enforce a contract if your foreign buyer breaches its terms? If you don’t plan properly, exporting could also raise serious threats to your company’s intellectual property, be it a patent or copyright. Another potential minefield for new exporters is the whole area of corruption, which is widespread in some markets but illegal under U.S. law. Many countries have a tradition of gift giving in business. When does a well-intentioned gift given to a potential foreign customer become a bribe, which is illegal under U.S. law?
This week on Export Success, I’ll be speaking to Mark Oettinger, an international business lawyer who works with the Export Legal Assistance Network (ELAN), a national group of international trade attorneys. ELAN’s members offer pro bono consultations to companies considering international trade. Mark will review a range of strategies and resources so new exporters can make contracts with foreign buyers enforceable, protect their intellectual property and stay on the right side of U.S. anti-corruption laws.
So join me on Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 3:30 pm EST to see how you anticipate and hopefully avoid some of the legal challenges facing new exporters.
Welcome to Export Success, a weekly 30 minute online radio blog with one goal: To help you grow your business by succeeding in the global marketplace. I’m your host, Dr. Robert Letovsky, and I’ve had almost 30 years of experience in international business. Each week, I’ll be speaking to exporters, logistics managers, financial experts and government agency representatives to give you the kind of practical, how-to information you need to grow your business internationally!
This week, my guest will be Brent Raymond, Director of International Trade & Foreign Investment for the Vermont State Agency of Commerce & Community Development. Brent has helped dozens of small and mid-sized firms to market their products abroad. He’ll be talking to us about the first steps a small business should take if it wants to start exporting, what resources are out there to help them and what pitfalls should you as a first time or inexperienced exporter have to watch out for.
I hope you’ll join me for this week’s broadcast of Export Success on Blogtalkradio so that your business can start reaching out to new customers around the world!
Tony Bennett, President of the Texas Association of Manufacturing will join us to talk about the state of the State of Texas manufacturing; what’s happening, what’s hot, and what’s getting in the way for small and mid-sized manufacturers in Texas.
The Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) represents over 450 large and small companies from every manufacturing sector, employing more than 894,000 Texans with an average compensation of $79,350 a year (the highest in the private sector). Texas manufacturers contributed $211 billion to the Texas economy in 2012 and one-third of all corporate taxes collected by state and local governments. Manufactured goods account for 94.6 percent of all Texas exports and Texas has held the distinction as the #1 exporting state in the U.S. for several consecutive years.
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Host Lori Wilk interviews CEO, Maria-Renee Davila of the Global Trade Chamber and its President, Al Otero, about why your ahould be part of the Global Trade Chamber, a membership organization that helps business owners to explore new opportunites. This Global Trade Chamber is in South Florida and reaches businesses around the globe by helping them navigate local, national, and international markets. Success comes from connections, comprehensive programs offered to the members, export/import services, business referrals, and information which enables companies to find new clients, build long term relationships, run ethical and profitable enterprises, and stay ahead of the competition. http://www.GlobalTradeChamber.com . Join the conversation at 347.237.5638
They call the Internet the World Wide Web for a reason. That's because it's the one medium that can put your products and services in front of a global audience. That's the good news. The bad news? Most small to mid-sized businesses still restrict their sales to their nation of origin. Due to language and cultural differences, shipping regulations, customs requirements, tariffs and other bureaucratic red tape, many companies restrict the size of their potential market. If you're looking for ways to expand your business globally, tune into this episode as we discuss what it takes to go global.
Robert W Applegate (Bob) was born at a very young age to parents Frank and Doris Applegate of New Jersey in 1945. At about 6 months of age, being a Navy brat, he was brought to California, where he has since resided. Living in a coastal community of Pacific Beach, at approx age 5 he caught his first snake. It was snakes and lizards from that time on. At age 10 when the family bought a house and moved to El Cajon Bob had a collection of a few snakes and lizards. But that is when he had his first room alone, and soon the walls and any open space had a cage with some sort of herp. Not allowed to keep venomous, Bob caught his first rattlesnake at age 12, and kept it and others coming at a later date, hidden in nearby fields. In Junior High Bob decided the local stuff was not exciting enough anymore, so he started collecting on a large scale and trading with dealers or selling to dealers and using the cash to purchase what he wanted (ie the first Boas, pythons, etc). I suppose you could say that is when he became commercial in a small way.
Things continued this way until a graduation from High school and a marriage to his high school sweetheart. His daughter Michelle was born within a year. For about 6 years the reptiles were second to family considerations, but for a short time he shared rent with an animal importer and dabbled in importing herps from a small shop near Lakeside. At age 21, after being a door to door salesman, he landed a job on the fire Dept. In 1970 he bought his first home, a 3 bedroom house in El Cajon, and left apartment life forever (He hopes!). Soon the garage was a snake room and there was a concrete block snake pit in the back yard. Both commercial collecting and import/exporting became significant additions to the family income.
GBM with Sixcia Devine invites Alberto Rodriguez-Baez to inspire and share tips and international business development best practices, export trends, research tools, and marketing strategies that will help you succeed in efforts to export to Latin American countries. Alberto Rodriguez-Baez has spent his entire professional and academic careers in the field of international marketing and business development. His work experience spans from large global corporations to small businesses; private and public organizations; as well as non-profit and for-profit companies. He is passionate about helping American companies become globally competitive.
Alberto moved from Colorado to Texas to be in charge of the international department at RPS International. During his tenure at this company, Alberto tripled the company’s international presence; expanded the distributors’ network in the Middle East, Europe and Mexico; and introduced the brand to Africa, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean.
Alberto is a CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional) and CBC (Certified Business Consultant), and currently works at UTSA’s International Trade Center as a Sr. International Business Consultant.
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