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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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Women’s Participation in Exporting

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We are excited to learn that the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is working on an extensive study, “Women’s Participation in Exporting,” which will:

Initiate the creation of a dataset similar to the data analyzed by Barbara Orser in her 2011 paper in the 2015 fiscal year. The SBA Office of Advocacy has expressed interest as well; together, the NWBC and the Office of Advocacy have opened discussions with Census about “contracting” this research to their office. A report analyzing the data would potentially commence in FY2016.

Together with NWBC, we know that encouraging women-owned, women-led firms to internationalize represents an economic development opportunity.

NWBC says:

Without accurate information about the influence of gender, opportunities for growth and international trade may not realize their full potential, possibly leading to sub-optimal economic welfare.

We look forward to working with the NWBC to help make this project a success and will share with all of you progress updates as they become available.

Screenshot courtesy:  Canadian Women Entrepreneurs, Research and Public Policy:  A Review of Literature

Join Laurel Delaney For An Export Webinar (9/18/14)

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Plan in advance and register to participate in Laurel Delaney’s export webinar taking place on September 18, 2014 at 12 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT.  The webinar is hosted by Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP).  WIPP is on the forefront of giving women-owned small businesses the tools and access necessary to be a part of the ever-expanding global economy.  Some facts from the SBA Office of Advocacy’s recent report, Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories:

There are a growing number of small businesses exporting each year, and the data shows that a total of 304,867 companies exported goods from the United States in 2012. Of these, 297,995 or 99.7% were small firms; and they generated about a third (or 33%) of the nation’s total known export value.

Learn more and register for the webinar (it’s free):  Exporting:  A Promise of Growth; Part 1 of 3:  Getting Started in Exporting — Are You Ready? 

Note from Laurel:  I look forward to connecting with you on September 18th!

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

 

Everything You Should Know to Export Successfully

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I am so excited to let you know that I’ve been writing a NEW book on exporting all year (as shown)! Please sign up below to be notified of publication date (December 18, 2013) and to pre-order book at a guaranteed price!

Exporting:  The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably:

  • Lays out simple steps to conduct market research, find customers, open new markets, get paid, and ship goods and services.
  • Takes you through the exporting process via the Internet and other means.
  • Shows how to use social media to expand your international presence.
  • Provides insider tips and strategies to export efficiently and profitably.
  • Explains how the U.S. government helps exporters.
  • Walks readers through the export business plan.

Here’s what else you will learn from my new book:

  • Identify products and services that can be profitably exported.
  • Use the Internet to facilitate all aspects of exporting, especially marketing.
  • Develop a clear strategy on how to export.
  • Export your product or service efficiently and profitably.
  • Find customers retail and wholesale customers globally, enter new markets, get paid, and ship.
  • Explore your best territory using statistics and market research.
  • Develop pricing and prepare documentation.
  • Leverage the Internet and social media—including using tablets and mobile phones—to boost your online exports.

Can’t wait for you to read!  It’s everything you should know to export successfully!

Sign-up here: Exporting:  The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably

Photo courtesy:  Apress

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Going Global Fast and Now!

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Our good friend and colleague, Barbara Kasoff, President, CEO and co-founder of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) wrote the following article for the recent edition of Enterprising Women.  In it, she explains why exporting is important for women-owned businesses.

Women in the Market:  Going Global Fast and NOW!

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Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Go-To Place for Global Minded Businesswomen

Saint Mary’s College (www3.saintmarys.edu/) in South Bend, Indiana, U.S.A., is offering a new program that will help more than just college students.  The Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) is a federal grant-funded project designed to link women business owners to student’s expertise with the intent of helping businesswomen thrive in the South Bend area, including exporting.

In October of 2009, the college received a $245,000 federal grant to help support women’s entrepreneurship in the South Bend area. The college created the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, in which business students will work with area businesses throughout the school year.

Read more here to see how you might get involved.  Press release here.  Additional info here.

Photo credit and notation:  Saint Mary’s alumna Kathleen Mills ’10, left, consults with Sonia Stancombe, owner of Nicholas J Salon and Spa in South Bend.  Kathleen recently made a breakthrough for the business when she figured out how to get the business’s sales program to communicate with the accounting software, saving the owner several hours of work a week.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Empowering Women With Livelihood Program

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Southern Fresh Products, Inc., an exporting company of fresh Del Monte Gold pineapples under the Del Monte label, helps empower community women with livelihood program.

These women-members who are dependent wives, mothers, or sisters of landowners or employees of SFPI get their source for their daily consumption out of their earnings from the livelihood project. Otherwise, they are plain home-buddies with no income to support their families.

The program includes bag- and stuffed toy-making, food processing, pillow- and curtain-making, as well as vegetable gardening. They get orders, which have been growing larger, from neighboring communities and nearby towns in Bukidnon. Meanwhile, they sell the vegetables, which they harvest from their garden, to nearby neighboring communities.

Read more here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Nanay: A Wonderful World of Handmade Products

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Nanay S.R.L. is a private organization that works with more than 100 knitters and handcrafters in La Paz, Bolivia.

It’s knitters and handcrafters have acquired high techniques in quality and design in the last eight years of exporting to the U.S., Denmark, Australia, Argentina, England and Japan.

Learn more here (Espanol or English) and check out their products here.

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney


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