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Natalie Kaddas Describes Her Experience Utilizing Trade Missions

In preparation for our April 5th webinar, we introduce you to Natalie Kaddas, CEO of Kaddas Enterprises, Inc.  In the video Natalie talks about her experience utilizing trade missions and how they have helped grow her business global.  She also highlights how she was selected as the only small business owner to have a seat at the CEO table during a White House dinner with President Obama.

To learn more about what works for Natalie in taking a business global and how you can apply it to your business too, sign up for her webinar below.

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Note: Don’t miss our next WEGG webinar 4/5/17 on “Even a Small Business Can Be Global,” and presented by Natalie Kaddas, CEO, Kaddas Enterprises Inc. Register here:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5344517495639686658.
Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.

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Kick Off the New Year With One Key Aspiration: Go Global

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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!

next_up_4jan_2017_wegginarWEGG 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.

Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global Export Workshop in Chicago 11/9

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Don’t miss our first on-the-ground WEGG Export Workshop held at the Polsky Exchange (formerly Chicago Innovation Exchange) on Wednesday, November 9th from 9:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. (noon). You will hear from Lisa Bitsky, President, Automated Design Corp. and winner of the Exporter of the Year award, as she shares how she took her company global.

We’ll also take a short tour of the Polsky Exchange to see first hand what innovation and inspiration looks like when it comes to business creation.

To learn more and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wegg-workshop-on-exporting-tickets-25724870781. Registration: $20. Students: $10. First 10 students who sign up attend no-charge thanks to a generous donor.  Coffee, tea and muffins will be served.

upssmalllogoSpecial thanks to IBM and UPS for their sponsorship and support to this event.

See you there!

Save the Date: November 9th for WEGG Workshop on Exporting

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The WEGG Workshop on Exporting on November 9, 2016 at Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) University of Chicago from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central time is designed to give participants an introductory understanding of exporting. Laurel Delaney, Executive Director of WEGG, will facilitate a discussion around how to get started in exporting, find customers, get paid, and leverage social media to boost your global business.

The workshop is intended for small business owners and attendees at our monthly WEGG Webinar series (https://womenentrepreneursgrowglobal.org/online-education/) to meet in person and stimulate a discussion around the benefits and challenges to exporting.

Our goal with the workshop is to unlock export potential in each person’s business.  To learn more and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wegg-workshop-on-exporting-tickets-25724870781  Seating is limited.  $20 (+ service fee).  Includes program content, coffee and baked goods.
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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.

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Protecting Your Intellectual Property Globally (Webinar)

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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.

SusanMeyerUp 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.

From Getting Started in Exporting to Financing Your International Business

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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).

Going Global is Not a Choice, It’s An Imperative in 2016

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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:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6551786751409319169

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.

Happy 2016!

WEGG Webinar: Sign Up For Our First FREE Export Webinar on 1/6/16!

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.


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Our mission is to educate women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide on how to go global so they can run healthier businesses and create a new future for themselves, their families and their community.

Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN/Tax ID #47-2956522.
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