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Laurel Delaney

Laurel Delaney

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Laurel's latest book on exporting.

Laurel Delaney is a successful entrepreneur, speaker, educator and author with more than 25 years of global business experience. She runs GlobeTrade.com and LaurelDelaney.com, firms specializing in international entrepreneurship and continues to devote her career to helping businesses go global. She recently completed a new book, Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably published by Apress (December 18, 2013).


The United States Small Business Administration has recognized Laurel as a world-renowned global small business expert by naming her the “Illinois Exporter of the Year.” She is the author of two books:  Start and Run a Profitable Exporting Business (Self Counsel Press, 1998) and most recently, Exporting:  The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably (Apress, 2013) as well as numerous articles that have appeared in international and scholarly publications.

Laurel is the creator of two blogs with an international business focus: The Global Small Business Blog (ranked No. 1 in the world for entrepreneurs and small businesses interested in going global) and Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global.

She is a pioneering member and a board member by appointment of the World Entrepreneurship Forum and a member of the International Council for Small Business. She serves as the Chicago chapter chair for the Women Presidents’ Organization.


Laurel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising from Columbia College Chicago and a Master in Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. She has served as an adjunct professor of M.B.A. International Marketing at Loyola University Chicago.

By Laurel Delaney:

This brave new global economy of ours offers unlimited import/export opportunities for entrepreneurs, small businesses, executives, consultants, brokers and traders alike. International trade increases sales and profits, enhances a company's prestige, creates jobs and offers a valuable way to level seasonal fluctuations.

My passion for going global goes back to 1985 when I first started my business. Since then, I have devoted more than 60,000 hours of work in the area -- from consulting to writing to teaching. 

The goal of this site is to provide relevant and practical information to help you succeed in the import/export industry. I hope it inspires you to realize the world is your market.

Further, I'm interested in hearing your comments on specific articles and resources you read about here, as well as your thoughts or feedback about the site in general.

Feel free to email me at importexport@aboutguide.com. And while I may not be able to personally respond to every message, I will do my best to incorporate your thoughts into future content. I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you for visiting.

P.S. Be sure to check out my new book (1/2/14): Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably!


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