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Make Your Global Online Shoppers Feel at Home Wherever They Are

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Registration is still open for our FREE November 7th, 2018 wegginar®, with presenter Cristina Bandal, Industry Segment Manager of Retail and Consumer Goods for UPS.

Cristina has an extensive career with UPS, working within the marketing functions. She has worked with merchants in the retail and high tech industries. Cristina makes customer experiences valuable, by improving the shopper’s experiences. Her most recent assignment helps enable merchants to sell outside the US through UPS technology.

If 95% of the worlds population lives outside the US, why are some merchants still only selling to the domestic market? Complex rules, costly risks and high transportation costs make it difficult for small businesses to merge into new markets. UPS i-parcel not only offers a solution to these merchants, but provides a frictionless experience to international consumers.

wegginar® participants can expect to learn how to…

  1. Offer international consumers the same shopping experience on your website that you offer to shoppers in the US.

  2. Avoid complicated and costly international shipping that will ultimately improve your conversion rate.
  3. Enable new international markets with just a click and reach a world of consumers.
  4. Make your online shoppers feel at home anywhere

wegg® aims to make resources for going global accessible to all women entrepreneurs, and our wegginars® are free thanks to our sponsors. To register for the event, visit this link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8810009934736118275 

Everyone Can Compete on the New Global Playing Field

Think your business is too small for globalization?  If so, change your attitude because according to Jeremy Melis, Director of Small Business Marketing at UPS, size doesn’t matter.

“The world’s electronic commerce system has transformed retailers into e-tailers, attracting and retaining consumers around the corner and around the globe. So, brands of various sizes and scope can now compete on the new global playing field, valued at $2.3 trillion and projected to almost double by 2021,” says Jeremy.

So what’s a small business to do in order to compete?

Start small, take baby steps, and as Jeremy highlights, “Other advancements and technologies are also making it easier for small businesses to launch, manage and dominate in the world of e-commerce. The key is to understand the many options available to drive business to the next level.”

See what those resource options are by clicking here.

A quick thank you to UPS for their support to WEGG.  We could not provide the incredible educational programming at WEGG without them.

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Note:  Did you just bag a customer in Argentina, Ireland or Korea? How do you structure the deal?  Don’t let lack of financing knowledge be the reason you lose the contract.

Join us for our next WEGGinar™ 6/6/18 on “Grow Globally By Offering Competitive Financing Solutions” and presented by Tamara Maxwell, Director, Minority and Women Owned Business & Multiplier Outreach Division, Office of Small Business, Export-Import Bank of the United States.  She will guide you on how to get paid.  Register here.

Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.
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From Aspiring Actor to Founder of a Global Transportation Company: SHE Gets it Done

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Vietnam-born businesswoman Ms. Lily Tran grew up in an entrepreneurial family in Iowa in the United States.  She began working in her family’s retail and trading businesses when she was 14 so she knew what hard work and dedication meant to making a success of the family business. Yet, surprisingly, what Tran really wanted early on was to become an actor when she grew up.

“But I needed to pay my bills while I pursued a career on Broadway, so I took a job in sales in the freight forwarding industry. Needless to say, it was love at first career. Here I am, 17 years later in the same business.”

Tran is founder, owner and CEO of Tran Logistics, a woman-owned, minority-owned small business.  Customers include but are not limited to:  private companies in the aerospace and maritime sectors, as well as U.S. government agencies like the Department of Defense.

Trans says her company handles exports and imports, moving oversized cargo like aircraft engines, satellite equipment, heavy vehicles and equipment, as well as myriad parts and other supplies, offering service to more than 200 cities.

She’s come a long way with her talent and is using two of her greatest gifts — a combination of in-depth experience and personal service in everything she does.

Read more:  Tran Logistics:  a small Miami-based company with a global reach.

Note:  Don’t miss WEGG’s upcoming WEGG Wednesday Webinar on February 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Central time covering how to finance an international business.  It’s no charge but you must register to participate.  Register here.

 

 

 

Next Growth Avenue: Shipping Hawaiian Pies to the World

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What in the World is WISTA?

WISTA (www.wista.net), Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association, is an international organization for women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide.

Members of National WISTA Associations (NWAs) are actively engaged in the development of the shipping industry.

To learn more and get involved, visit:  WISTA

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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