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Laurel Delaney

Updated Articles and Resources

By Laurel Delaney

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What Entrepreneurs Need to Know Before Starting an Import/Export Business Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Here are a few pointers to help master the global game. This is the first installment in a three-part series—so stay tuned.
    • Export Promotion and Development Created: Friday, September 14, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This article defines what export promotion means and how it affects a government’s export strategy, such as the National Export Initiative (NEI) in the United States. It will also help you in...
    • Import and Export Packing List: Packing List Created: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This section describes what a packing list is and what it includes as it accompanies the commercial invoice on an international shipment." itemprop="description" Friday, September 27, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      This is a take action guide to setting up an office outside of the U.S." itemprop="description"> Sunday, September 22, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 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...
    • Legal Tips for American Small Business Owners Doing Business in China Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 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...
    • Global Marketing Strategy: Four Benefits to a Global Marketing Strategy Created: Thursday, June 07, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 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: Friday, April 11, 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: Friday, April 11, 2014
      This article outlines how to make international customers your No. 1 priority." itemprop="description"> Friday, June 24, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Here’s a look at what a customs broker is, what they do and how to find one." itemprop="description"> Friday, April 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      In this article, I examine the perils with conducting business in China and offer seven lessons to help treat some of the pain points.
    • An Interview With Turkish Star, Baybars Altuntas Created: Friday, April 04, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      An interview with Turkish television star, global entrepreneur and best-selling author Baybars Altuntas. Here's what came out of our discussion.
    • The Top Four Global Business Intelligence Companies Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Here are four companies worth a look in the field of global business intelligence.
    • 7 Factors to Consider When Outsourcing Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      In this article, I discuss seven factors to consider when looking to outsource from around the world.
    • What the Heck is STEP? Created: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014
      This article talks about what STEP stands for and its benefits for small business owners.
    • Pointers for Developing an Export Business Plan Created: Friday, March 07, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
      This is an excerpt from Laurel Delaney's new book, "Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably." It provides pointers on developing an export business plan.
    • Six Biggest Stumbling Blocks to Going Global and How to Overcome Them Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      What is stopping small business owners and entrepreneurs from going global? Is it really that hard? It boils down to six basic, simple reasons. Here they are. Each of these is based on years of experience working in the field of importing and exporting.
    • An Insider’s Guide to Making Payments and Getting Paid on Overseas Transactions Created: Friday, February 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014
      Here, I curate several articles I have authored over the years on how to make or accept international payments. Refer to them as often as you like and on an as-needed basis.
    • Pallets: An Efficient Way to Handle, Transport and Ship Goods Created: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
      An interview with John Shawyer, director and owner of the UK-based Associated Pallets Ltd. (http://www.associated-pallets.co.uk/). We talk about pallets.
    • How to Select a Profitable Overseas Market Created: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
      Once you have a good idea of what you want to export, you must decide which overseas market you are going to enter. Here I look at a variety of factors that play into the decision-making process.
    • An Interview With Brian Schwarz, An American Marketing Professor in China Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014
      In this interview, American marketing professor in China, Brian Schwartz, discusses a number of things, one of which is what small businesses can learn from trademark issues in China.
    • Global Sourcing in an Interconnected World Created: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
      In this article, I drill down on one particular sourcing platform, Global Sources (GS).
    • International Trade Champions Created: Monday, January 13, 2014 Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014
      An interview with award-winning international trade consultant Ayse Oge. She discusses the current state of the global economy and what it takes to become a champion at international business.
    • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Created: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014
      If you are an importer or exporter of chemical substances, then you should read this article.
    • Reader Question About Importing a Product and Selling It Locally Created: Monday, December 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014
      This article answers questions from a South Korean reader about importing a product and selling it locally.
    • Contact Laurel Delaney, About.com's Import and Export Guide Created: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014
      How to get in touch with the Import and Export Guide at About.com
    • How to Determine if You are Ready to Export Created: Thursday, December 26, 2013 Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013
      This article helps you figure out if you are ready to export.
    • What’s Needed on a Commercial Import Invoice Created: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
      This article tells you how to prepare a commercial import invoice to ensure a smooth delivery.
    • The Definitive Book on Exporting Has Arrived! Created: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
      This article talks about Laurel Delaney's forthcoming book, "Exporting: The Definitive Guide To Selling Abroad Profitably."
    • Factors to Consider When Choosing An Export Payment Method Created: Monday, December 20, 2010 Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013
      Factors to consider when choosing an export payment method.
    • Market Research: Dreaded Chore, a Powerful Tool Created: Monday, December 20, 2010 Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013
      How to conduct import/export market research.
    • Provocative Quotes on Exporting Goods and Services Created: Friday, November 29, 2013 Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013
      This article offers provocative business quotes on exporting goods and services.

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