To prepare you for the new year and the new decade, we’ve curated a few of our most popular interviews from the past year so you can recapture insights from leading experts in the field of global trade. We hope these features enable you to not only think global, but go global in 2020.
Managing director of GloBIS, Louise Kern, helps businesses make the right choice in international expansion. We refer to her as the “truth whisperer” on global companies.
In the interview, Kern, who presented a fabulous wegginar® for us on avoiding scams, shares tips on how to avoid getting burned on a business deal, how to recognize a legitimate business opportunity when it lands in your inbox, and what steps a business owner should take to button things down safely to ensure saving money, time and grief down the road.
Our weggchat™ guest is John Yunker, co-founder Byte Level Research and wegg® Specialist. Our moderator is Bob Marovich, Director of Development, Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global® (www.womentrepreneursgrowglobal.org). They talk about how to expand your global reach online.
In the article, Unique Barriers Face Women-Owned Businesses, authors Maribel A. Dano-Luna, Senior Researcher, and Rose Ann Camille, Research Associate, Asian Institute of Management Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness, discuss the challenges women business owners face when exporting.
If you have a question about the financial risks and rewards of international expansion, ask Moji Eagan. As senior vice president and relationship manager for the Business Banking market in Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a sponsor of Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®, Moji helps companies understand and navigate financial risks, especially those associated with expanding internationally. In this interview, Bob Marovich, Director of Development at wegg®, asks thoughtful questions pertaining to Moji’s background, her area of specialization, and her outlook on global trade.
What if there was a clinical trial that could save your life, but traveling to the clinic for the procedure is out of the question because leaving home could compromise your health? This is the kind of scenario that drove Gail Adinamis to found GlobalCare Clinical Trials. In this interview, Bob Marovich, Director of Development at wegg®, unearths how Ms. Adinamis has always been one to break tradition and look for more efficient ways to do things. Hence, she has built her business into a global empire.
“Every morning,” K-Tec Systems CEO Cathy Koch says, “I put on a bracelet that says: ‘She Believed She Could, and So She Did.’ I believe a woman must believe ‘she can’ from the day she opens her business.”
Koch’s U.S.-based K-Tec Systems manufactures and assembles custom-designed thermocouples and wire harnesses. For a long time, Cathy had wanted to grow her business globally, especially after learning from FedEx’s research that “96% of the world’s potential customers are outside of the USA.” Her first attempt, however, went sour; the customer didn’t pay, and exporting left a bad taste in her mouth. With help from wegg and FedEx, Ms. Koch currently conducts 15% of its business internationally and sells to more than four countries, including China, England, Germany and Mexico.
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Happy 2020, happy reading, and happy learning.