Posts Tagged 'WEGGinar™'

Going Global Combined with Creativity Is About Imagining What is Possible

In the video above Julia Knight, founder of Julia Knight Collection, talks about how to make the ordinary extraordinary.  In her WEGGinar™, she discusses what led her to start her business and grow it global.

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Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 5/9/18 on “Building Your Global Brand Through Podcasting” and presented by Kathrin Bussmann, Ph.D., founder and principal, Verbaccino. Register here. Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.
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An Earful of Guidance from the Queen of Podcasting, Kathrin Bussmann

Who hasn’t heard of Kathrin Bussmann?  Oh come on now — let me walk you out of that cave of yours :-).  She runs Verbaccino and hosts the world famous Worldly Marketer Podcast and we are lucky enough to have her present “Building Your Global Brand Through Podcasting” for WEGG on Wednesday, May 9 from 11:00 a.m. — 12:00 (noon) p.m. Central time.

In this WEGGinar™, you will master podcasting basics and learn the best-kept secrets to putting on a successful podcast, which include, but are not limited to, how:

  1. Podcasting does not require a lot of fancy equipment.
  2. Podcasting does require consistency and a significant time commitment.
  3. To approach podcasting as a content-marketing effort, not a source of revenue.
  4. To make podcast unique and valuable.
  5. To spend time promoting your podcast.

Smart global marketers know that podcast fans are time constrained, eager to keep learning, prosperous, and social media-savvy, and Kathrin will help us understand how to connect with this valuable audience.

Register for this session now (it is free of charge thanks to WEGG’s generous sponsors:  UPS, IBM and Bank of America).

How a Wicked Road Trip to Minturn, Colorado Inspired a Thriving Global Design Business

There are some who dream of starting a business and others who dare to do it and that’s Julia.  In her case, she aspired to be a great hostess but instead created an artful collection — bowls, platters, trays, cake stands, housewares, and serveware — to help every entertainer impress.  With pieces that are both classical and romantic and can fit in at the dining room table or on the patio, we’re sure you will find Julia’s WEGGinar™ both inspiring and informative — with the goal of helping anyone, anywhere, start a similar type business and take it global.

Where did Julia get the idea for her thriving global design business?

I’ve been a serial entrepreneur, and I’ve always had a passion for food and entertaining. That’s what I learned from living in Paris and having friends from all over Europe and the Middle East—hospitality is the cornerstone of society, and entertaining is a daily event. I noticed how gracious people were in always making sure things looked beautiful. I collected random serveware when I traveled, and one day I looked down at the table and thought, this is a mess. I wanted something with more of a flow to it.

Lucky you.  Julia will share her vast experience with us at our next WEGGinar™ hosted on Wednesday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. Central time on “How a Wicked Road Trip to Minturn, Colorado Inspired a Thriving Global Design Business.”  The event is FREE of charge but you must register to attend: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8918865979114339587.   Please bring your cup of tea and join us for our own little private Julia Knight party.  We look forward to your participation.

Become Your Own Global Distribution Solution

March 7th wegginar

Rebecca Herwick is the President and CEO of Global Products, Inc (GPI). She has over 35 years experience in distribution and manufacturing of promotional and licensed products and over 19 years experience in international distribution of non-refrigerated commodities. Rebecca has expanded GPI internationally to include wholly owned subsidiaries operating in Brisbane (Australia), Toronto (Canada), Munich (Germany), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Current due diligence is underway for future locations in South Africa and India.

Rebecca was named one of St. Louis’ Top Women Business Owners, Enterprising Woman of the Year, Women Impacting Public Policy Member to Watch, and was recently named a finalist of the St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Small Business Person of the Year award.

Rebecca will share her vast experience with us at our next WEGGinar™ hosted on Wednesday, March 7 at 11:00 a.m. Central time on “Becoming Your Own Global Distribution Solution.”  The event is no charge but you must register to attend: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/144914921515073794. Please join us.  We look forward to your participation.

Dare to Be Bold in 2018! Here’s How.

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Twitter followers:  963K.  Instagram followers:  66.5K.  That merely touches the iceberg of CamMI Pham’s global fan base.  How did she do it?  Join us Wednesday, February 7 from 11:00 a.m. Central time until 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time and listen to CamMI talk about “Dare to Be Bold!  Here’s How.”  Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2297562974983287811. The WEGGinar™ is complimentary thanks to WEGG’s sponsors:  UPS, IBM, BAL and Bank of America.

A little something about CamMI:

CamMI Pham is a geek in stilettos. She loves building a community and pushing boundaries to optimize every aspect in life. CamMI accidentally fell into digital marketing when she founded and ran an environmental nonprofit at the age of 17. She later helped many technology startups gain traction and grow their communities online. Her work has reached millions of views and has been translated into many different languages.

CamMI has been featured in the BBC, Business Insider, Adweek, Yahoo, Lifehacker and more. CamMI lives by her personal motto, “Learn, Unlearn, Relearn.”

Register here for CamMI’s WEGGinar 2/7/18.

 

Jeff Deiss Talks About Winning the Trade Game with Export Finance

Jeff Deiss, Regional Export Finance Manager, Northern California | International Trade Finance Manager-Western US | US Small Business Administration – Office of International Trade | US Export Assistance Center (www.sba.gov/international) recently gave a substantial WEGGinar™ on “Winning the Trade Game with Export Finance.”  You can listen to it at your convenience here and download his presentation here.

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Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 10/11/17 on “Navigating Global Business Travel in 2017,” and presented by Stephanie Lewin, Global Immigration Attorney at Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (www.balglobal.com).  Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6874264726093775875.
Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.
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Xiomara Creque-Bromberg Follows Up on Her July 12 WEGGinar™

On our July 12th WEGGinar™, “How to Finance Your Exports,” we ran out of time and had a couple of remaining questions that we didn’t have a chance to address.  Below, Xiomara Creque-Bromberg, Export Finance Manager, Minority and Women Owned Business & Multiplier Outreach Division, Office of Small Business, Export-Import Bank of the United States, answers those questions.

Laurel Delaney:  On receivable insurance, please detail how a business owner arrives at their premium on an export transaction. You had mentioned during your WEGGinar™ an example of a $30,000 sale; 65¢ per $100 for insurance; and, that the premium would be $195.00. Please drill down and make it very clear on how this works and nets out, thank you.

Xiomara Creque-Bromberg:  The example used is the Express Insurance which is applicable to the most typical export credit transaction term (60 days) and for private buyer new exporters.  The Premium is calculated based on the rate applicable to the policy, having said that; let’s use one example for Mexico.

Express Insurance policy to cover a private buyer in Mexico under a 60 days open account terms.

Export Sale:                                                     $30,000.00
Premium Rate $0.65 per $100.00 of the total export value 
Export Sale                                                      $30,000.00
                                                                                .0065
Premium Payable upon shipment                          $195.00

NO SHIPMENT NO PREMIUM PAYMENT

Laurel Delaney:  Exim Bank has no minimum/no maximum dollar amount on deals. Having said that, what if I have a U.S. $5,000 transaction that I want financed, is that doable and if so, what paperwork would I complete; what would my fee be; and, what am I guaranteed? Are there any product/country restrictions that I should be aware of?

Xiomara Creque-Bromberg:  Yes that’s doable. Submit an application on Exim on Line (EOL). There is no application fee for Express Insurance. On a $5,000.00 transaction for example:

Express Insurance policy to cover a private buyer in Mexico under a 60 days open account terms.

Export Sale:                                                     $5,000.00
Premium Rate $0.65 per $100.00 of the total export value
Export Sale                                                      $5,000.00
                                                                              .0065
Premium Payable upon shipment                        $ 32.50

NO SHIPMENT NO PREMIUM PAYMENT

A one-time, refundable advance deposit of $500.00 is required before issuing the policy. On EXIM’s website www.exim.gov you will find the Country Limitation Schedule which will inform you what countries EXIM will provide support and the terms.

If the transaction is for working capital, please see the segment on pre-exporting financing below.

Laurel Delaney:  You mentioned during your talk that SME exporters are 70% more profitable than non-exporting companies. Why?

Xiomara Creque-Bromberg:  Exporting allows companies to diversify their customer base. Over 95% of the world’s consumers are outside the U. S.

Companies who are not exporting are losing buyers/customers if they are not marketing /tapping into that consumer base. Export Credit Insurance provides access to those consumers at no cost.  See www.export.gov trade.gov/cs/factsheet.asp, “Exporting Is Good For Your Bottom Line.”

Laurel Delaney:  On pre-exporting financing, funds to fulfill orders scenario, how does Exim Bank evaluate whether they will finance a deal or not?

Xiomara Creque-Bromberg:  Working Capital is evaluated based on the creditworthiness of the U.S. exporter who is in need of funds to full field an order. There is no minimum or maximum amount. You would apply for a Working Capital loan with a commercial lender that has an agreement with EXIM, to who we provide the guarantee. The lender will inform you of the required forms and fees. There are product restrictions, i.e. EXIM will not support transactions selling to a foreign country’s military; U.S. content of the product must be at least 50%. On EXIM’s website www.exim.gov you will find the Country Limitation Schedule which will inform you what countries EXIM will provide support and the terms.

Laurel Delaney:  You support service exports. How does that work? For example, if I run a design agency and provide $10,000 of work over 3 months to a customer in the UK, how would Exim Bank work with me to finance that transaction?

Xiomara Creque-Bromberg:  There are a number of different insurance policy types to protect you from buyer non-payment. Policies for services are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. However the basic requirements is that personnel providing the services must be a U.S. citizen employed by the U.S. exporter and a foreign company must be invoiced.

Laurel Delaney:  What’s the biggest stumbling block to SMEs not getting export financing?

Xiomara Creque-Bromberg:  My experience has been companies that have not been established long enough to provide a positive track record/sales history. I have also found that companies may not do a good job vetting the foreign buyer.

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Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 9/6/17 on “How to Win the Trade Game With Export Finance,” and presented by Jeff Deiss, Regional Export Finance Manager, Northern California | International Trade Finance Manager-Western US US Small Business Administration – Office of International Trade | US Export Assistance Center (www.sba.gov/international).  Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4753604763900421122.
Event is free of charge but you must register in advance to attend.
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Diversity is Correlated with Business Performance

Many people think that if you can build a case on global diversity, things will shift and improve.  That’s not necessarily true.  The reality is that a lot more work needs to be done.

In the interview below with McKinsey’s Rik Kirkland, Harvard Kennedy School professor of public policy Iris Bohnet talks about what is working—and what is not—when it comes to building a more equitable workplace. An edited version of her remarks follows.

Here’s a snippet on one of Kirkland’s remarks relative to diversity and inclusion:

Based on that evidence, maybe we shouldn’t be quite as shocked that diversity training doesn’t have the impact that we were hoping it could have. Because even though you and I might agree now that we will be inclusive tomorrow, it is hard to follow through on those virtuous intentions.

Read more …

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Note: Don’t miss our next WEGGinar™ 6/7/17 on “Go! Go! Global With Sourcing Products,” and presented by Jodi Bondi Norgaard, speaker, consultant and founder of Go! Go! Sports Girls and JB Norgaard Enterprises, Inc.  Register here:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7576894438194026755.
Event is no charge but you must register in advance to attend.

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