WEGG wishes you a joyful, healthy and prosperous 2017. Let’s kick off the new year together by discovering what’s in store for 2017. join us for a webinar on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH GOING GLOBAL
BY JOINING US FOR A WEBINAR ON 1/4/17!
WEGG webinar 1/4/17 on “Laurel Delaney’s Global Trade Trends Report 2017,” and presented by Laurel Delaney, President of GlobeTrade.com, creator of The Global Small Business Blog, and President of Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4683006218535347459 Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.
Connect then and meanwhile, bring in the new year with global ambitions.
In follow up to our WEGG webinar April 13th on “How to Negotiate a Good Foreign Distributor Agreement,” our presenter Doris Nagel addresses questions you had and further clarifies points she made during her talk.
Best Practices For Setting Up a Winning Overseas Distributor Agreement
Note: Don’t miss our next WEGG webinar 6/8 on “Avoiding Scams, Fraud & Deceit in Your International Business: How to Conduct Effective Due Diligence,” and presented by expert Louise Kern. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3785897085114894084. Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.
Our WEGG board member, Kati Suominen, gave a captivating webinar on, “Financing Your International Business: Plan Early and Smart.” If you didn’t have a chance to participate, you can access her talk here at your convenience. She covered:
- Export credit insurance: Getting paid from a foreign buyer
- Export working capital: Getting money to fulfill international orders
- Factoring: Getting advance payment for your foreign A/R
- Buyer finance: Finding money for your foreign buyer to buy from you
- Growth capital: Getting long-term debt or equity to scale production and international sales
You can also access Kati’s PowerPoint here.
Up next month: Everyone knows that protecting your intellectual property globally — e.g., domain names, copyrights, patents and the like — is not easy. The biggest challenge is how to do it effectively and on a shoestring. The good news is that our presenter, Susan Meyer (pictured) Counsel with Nixon Peabody, will show you how with the hour she has to talk about how to protect your intellectual property globally on March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Central Time. The WEGG webinar is no charge but you must register to attend. Go here to register and learn more: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6046842634637321474
Walk away from the webinar with resources, recommendations, and suggestions to help you protect what matters most at your business.
Our first WEGG webinar, “Getting Started in Exporting: Ready Your Business for Growth” was a wonderful success. You can access the recording here.
Up next month on February 3rd from 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Central time: “Financing Your International Business: Plan Early and Smart” presented by Kati Suominen, CEO and founder of Nextrade Group, LLC and TradeUp Capital Fund.
What you will learn:
- What payment and financing issues you need to consider when exporting
- What are key financial instruments you ought to know of
- Where do you go to secure these instruments: role of market players, government agencies, alternative platforms
- Special considerations for fueling your international growth with growth capital
We hope to connect with you on Wednesday, February 3rd!
Register here (event is no charge).
We are thrilled to report that our first webinar in a monthly series this year, “Getting Started in Exporting: Ready Your Business For Growth” and presented by Laurel Delaney, was a huge success! We had far more registrations than expected so thank you to all of you who signed up and a big shout out to WEGG Board member Laura Fairman for her help in launching the webinar technology.
In case you missed the webinar, the recording link will be made available next week so you can enjoy the presentation at your convenience. Watch for it. Be sure to mark your calendar for the next webinar held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Central time and presented by Kati Suominen, founder and CEO of Tradeup Capital Fund. She’ll discuss the best way to finance an international trade deal.
Switching gears a bit. Ever wonder if there is evidence on the relationships between innovation, exporting and growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? According to “Building the Evidence Base for SME Growth Policy,” there is.
SMEs which have a track record of innovation are more likely to export, more likely to export successfully and more likely to generate growth from exporting than non-innovating firms.
Innovation plays an important positive role in export growth. To get to innovation, you must develop capable management.
Published December 27, 2015
Education , Exporting , Seasonal , Webinar , WEGG event
Tags: going global, Happy 2016, it's an imperative, WEGG, WEGG webinar, WEGG Wednesday
Wishing you a new year where going global is not a choice but an imperative for the growth and health of your business.
Start out right and sign up for our webinar on WEGG Wednesday, January 6th:
See you there and don’t forget to bring in 2016 with good cheer, good health and lots of love.
Oh, and one other detail. It’s not too late to give the gift of going global. Before the year ends, donate to WEGG for your contribution will create affordable, accessible, and high-impact education programming that helps women business owners and entrepreneurs grow globally. Visit: https://womenentrepreneursgrowglobal.org/donate/ to make your donation. Your gift is an investment in a brighter future for everyone.
We are ready to roll as they say with our first educational WEGG webinar series taking place the first Wednesday of each month in 2016. The first scheduled webinar is January 6th at 11:00 a.m. Central time and I’ll be kicking off the series so I can’t wait. And what a great way to start off the new year (make it your new year’s resolution!) with learning how to export in order to boost the growth of your business.
Our goal is to have 100 women entrepreneurs and business owners from all over the world register, listen in and participate! So I am counting on you to join me, celebrate our launch and learn how to get started in exporting.
Details on the 1/6/16 webinar are as follows:
Topic: Getting Started in Exporting: Ready Your Business for Growth
What you will learn:
- Why this is the best and easiest time ever to export!
- What you need to do to get your business export ready
- How to craft a back-of-the napkin export business plan
- How to create a social media and networking presence
- How to market your business worldwide
- How to use e-commerce sites as stepping-stones to export success
- How U.S. exporters will get a leg up from TPP
- Why the world needs more women entrepreneurs
Presenter: Laurel Delaney (bio here)
Register (you must register to participate): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6551786751409319169
Looking forward to successfully kicking off our webinar series and meeting you online 1/6/16!
Take a look at our upcoming WEGG Webinar schedule to see the topics we will cover in 2016. Be sure to sign up for updates too.
Two winning entrepreneurs from a Women’s Entrepreneurship Day breakfast hosted in Barbados, Nadaline Cummings of Caribbean E-Waste Management and Marcia Weekes of Step By Step Productions, are pioneers in exporting in non-traditional sectors. Take Marcia, for example:
Marcia Weekes is a pioneer in the film industry in Barbados, producing films through her company, Step by Step Productions, since 2008. Her first film,Hush, played to thousands of secondary school students in Barbados and to sold-out crowds at the Olympus Theatres. She had similar success with her Hush 2 and Hush 3 movies, and her movie Chrissy was nominated for Best International Film at the Bronze Lens Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. She has exported her films to the Caribbean and the diaspora.
Congratulations to both award winners. We are very proud of you!
What this tells us is that whether it is Marcia in Barbados or Mary from Chicago, women are ready to export and only need knowledge and access to markets to go beyond the borders. WEGG will provide both.
Don’t forget to sign up for more information on our first WEGG webinar “Getting Started in Exporting: Ready Your Business for Growth” on Jan. 6, 2016.
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