Exporting 101: 6 Ways to Reach Emerging Markets

Last month, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, DHL Express offered business customers a series of complimentary Exporting Basics seminars, including: why you should export, where to start, identifying opportunities, promoting products, leveraging the web, compliance issues, intellectual property and working with the U.S. Commercial Service.

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Globalization in 3-D: 3 trends changing international shipping

Most of us strive to see things more clearly. We relish high-definition television, 3-D films and high-res screens on our multiple mobile devices. When it comes to digital cameras, the more megapixels it has, the better it is. And when surveying a new landscape, we seek higher ground for a better view, often bringing a pair of binoculars along for good measure.

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Four Shipping Strategies for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

For brick-and-mortar retailers and e-commerce companies, the game is on. With the holiday season shopping crunch just around the corner, most have launched their yearly preparations – and the pressure is looming to effectively implement plans in order to profit wisely. Logistics and shipping may not be top of mind when planning for the season but they should be.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Means Business

For many, November heralds the end of the year, the close of a business cycle and when we suddenly realize how little time is left to wind down annual projects. However, established and would-be entrepreneurs should consider November as a time to explore the possibilities.

That’s because Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) brings thousands of specially-designed events and activities to communities around the world – connecting people with potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors.

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How To: Answering the most common question in exporting

Congratulations! You’ve just received your first international purchase order! Or maybe you can remember the excitement of your first sale overseas. The initial excitement quickly fades as you realize selling your product internationally raises a lot of questions. The most common question is, “How do I get my product to my customers?”

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Compliance Matters: Compliance Resources for Exporters (Part Two)

Exports from the United States are on the rise.  According to the International Trade Administration and its National Export Initiative (NEI), between 2009 and 2013 the U.S. logged record-breaking export levels, reaching a high of $2.3 trillion last year, which was up $700 billion over the four-year span. In fact, most businesses are either exporting today or thinking about how they might go global tomorrow.

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Compliance Matters: 4 Keys to Compliance Risk Procedures (Part One)

With so many new organizations entering the international trade arena, now is a good time to review the importance of compliance in the export equation. The diversity and evolving nature of trade laws and regulations domestically and around the globe means that, regardless of size, companies must prioritize the implementation of systems and procedures that ensure strict adherence.

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America: Land of Business Opportunity

After a long hot summer, it appears the U.S. economy is beginning to heat up – jobs are up, retail sales are up, housing starts are rebounding and even car sales are on the rise. With the economy picking up steam, now could be the perfect time to examine prospects for business growth. Since the logistics industry and the economy are intimately linked, I wanted to share three growth sectors to consider as areas of opportunity. Continue reading