Archive for August, 2012

What Motivates Women in Global Business?

An organization by the name of Women in Global Business (WIGB), established December 2010, is aligning with the University of Melbourne in a research project aimed to determine what motivates and shapes Australian businesswomen’s international engagement.

The research will address who is undertaking activities and where, as well as what barriers women may encounter and what mechanisms are used to achieve success.

Learn more here and here.

Illustration credit found here.

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

Share Your Personal Best Story

I’ve always been a big fan of Clinique (an Estee Lauder company) so it was no trouble at all to be a part of this campaign. The video above speaks to young women worldwide about the importance of giving it your best — whether it be starting a business, painting a picture or exporting a product.

What is your personal best accomplishment?

Full disclosure:  Sponsored ad (on link only)

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

Thinking of Hiring a Distributor? Here’s What to Ask.

When you really want to ramp up your international sales, you need to find a good distributor in targeted overseas markets. They buy in volume and manage the sales, marketing and distribution of a product for you in an agreed upon territory.

Are you in the process of hiring an overseas distributor? Then be sure to review the pre-screening checklist below.

I drafted every possible question you should ask when interviewing a distributor candidate. See if I missed any. And if I did, email me (ldelaney(at) so we can add it to the list!

Pre-Screening Overseas Distributors:  50 Questions to Ask

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Creating An Export Plan

Related article: How to Develop An Import/Export Business Plan

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

How to Prepare For a Global Profession

How will globalization affect your future?  In many ways and it can start as early as college.

You probably hear about lots of overseas companies recruiting professionals from the United States, who bring great education and a global perspective to companies around the world. Colleges and universities are helping prepare students in many ways, from requiring that students take courses on global issues to encouraging travel and exploration abroad.

Read the entire article here.


Unrelated, if you haven’t already, there are just three hours left to vote for me on the Small Business Influencer Awards 2012.  Go here to cast your vote and thank you for your support!

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

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