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Laurel Delaney

Updated Articles and Resources

By Laurel Delaney

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • The G20 e-Trade Readiness Index: Good and Bad News for SMEs Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      The G20 eTrade Readiness Index report presents magnificent upside potential for e-commerce. But there are obstacles in store for SMEs to overcome, as well.
    • Mexico’s Sleeping Giant Investment Opportunity: Sinaloa Created: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      What follows is an excerpt from my interview with Carlos Balderrama, executive president of CODESIN, when we talked about what makes Sinaloa, Mexico a good investment opportunity right now."
    • A Take Action Guide to Setting Up an Office Outside of the U.S. Created: Friday, September 27, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      This is a take action guide to setting up an office outside of the U.S." itemprop="description"> Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Recently I interviewed Dan Harris of Seattle-based HarrisMoure via email about conducting business in China. Here's what he had to say. Note: Dan also authors the China Law Blog (http://www.china...
    • Importing: Entry of Goods Created: Sunday, September 22, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      In this article, I address what is required in the import entry process, who can make the entry, what documentation is required and what happens if no person files for entry of goods (you’d b...
    • Global Marketing Strategy: Four Benefits to a Global Marketing Strategy Created: Thursday, June 07, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      This article examines why it’s important to create a global marketing strategy for your business (no matter what size it is) and what the benefits are to crafting one."
    • Growing a Global Business: Getting Started Created: Friday, January 13, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      This interview with Laurel Delaney (Part 1 of 2) explains how to get in the global game and, once you're there, how to use social networking tools to grow your business global."
    • Make International Customers Your No. 1 Priority Created: Saturday, October 01, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      This article outlines how to make international customers your No. 1 priority." itemprop="description"> Friday, June 24, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Here’s a look at what a customs broker is, what they do and how to find one." itemprop="description"> Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Why is it important for global marketers to be continually learning and developing? Here’s what the experts said.
    • FCC Certificate: What is it and Why is it Needed? Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      This article highlights what is an FCC certificate and why it is needed.
    • Escrow: Money Held By a Third Party in International Trade Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Ready to export your goods? Don’t want the hassle of a letter of credit but want your cash upfront? Perhaps an escrow service is the answer.
    • 7 Benefits to Working with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      The Hong Kong Trade Development Council can service your needs— from finding partners to sourcing goods and services in Hong Kong. Let's take a look.
    • Insurance Coverage For Export Shipments Created: Monday, February 06, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Insurance coverage for export shipments is as vital to your product delivery plans as safe vehicles and good sturdy cartons. In this article, we look at four points to consider when securing air o...
    • Global Sourcing: 5 Ways to Make Global Sourcing a Success Created: Friday, January 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      This article provides tips on how to make the most of global sourcing." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      In part two of our interview, I talk with Michael Shrum, owner of Talencium LLC, about the financial implications of opening shop in Switzerland.
    • Why Should a Small Business Owner Set Up An Operation in Switzerland? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Find out why a small business owner should set up an operation in Switzerland. This is part 1 of a 2-part series with Michael Shrum of Talencium LLC.
    • How To Start An Import/Export Business (Part 1 of 2) Created: Monday, November 29, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Find out what is required to start a profitable import/export business.
    • 10 Insanely Great Websites to Help You Build an Import/Export Business Created: Thursday, December 23, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Websites to visit to build and grow your import/export business." itemprop="description"> Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This article examines seven key offerings from the U.S. Census Bureau on Foreign Trade which is the official source for U.S. import and export statistics." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • How to Become the Supplier of Choice By Using Out-of-the-box Thinking Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Here are my 10 diagnostic questions you should ask to develop best practices for your global delivery systems.
    • How to Develop An Export Marketing Plan Created: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Market research is a powerful tool for exploring and taking control of your global territory. It also enables you to develop an export marketing plan. Take it look at how it's done."
    • What Entrepreneurs Need to Know Before Starting an Import/Export Business Created: Sunday, April 27, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Once you select a product, how do you know it will sell? Will you make money selling it? How should you price the product? These are the questions addressed in this article, which is part II of a III-part series.
    • How to Develop an Import/Export Business Plan Created: Sunday, September 11, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      This article defines what an import/export business plan is and how to develop one that allows you to measure results." itemprop="description">> Thursday, June 19, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Here I outline eight classic articles on globalization that were originally published by Harvard Business Review (HBR).
    • What is Parallel Importing? Created: Monday, April 08, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      In this article, I define what parallel importing is, provide an example of parallel importing and touch on the lawfulness of parallel importations." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • Japanese System: How Japan’s Distribution System Works for You Created: Monday, March 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Japan's distribution system can benefit exporters who take the time to learn its workings and plot their marketing strategies accordingly. This article shows you how to put Japan's distribution sy...
    • Global E-Commerce: 3 Ways to Turn Your Website Into a Money-Making Machine Created: Monday, February 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Here are three ways to turn your website into a global e-commerce money-making machine" itemprop="description"> Monday, March 07, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Two important guidelines for doing business in Japan are: honor all of your own obligations scrupulously, but help your associates avoid incurring them. This article highlights five ways to put t...
    • Importing: How to Find a Supplier for the Product You Want To Import Created: Monday, March 21, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      This article helps you with the process of finding a supplier for the product you want to import." itemprop="description"> Monday, June 16, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      An interview with CEO Kati Suominen on why she started TradeUp, how companies can get on board and why small size can be synonymous with global scale.
    • Trusted Travelers Can Move Fast Through Airports Created: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      Here we describe eight programs that serve to protect and expedite your international travel." itemprop="description">