Has Your Company Expanded Globally?

flagsUPS and World Trade 100 magazine want to recognize one U.S.-based small- to medium-sized business (SMB) that is using exporting as a competitive advantage. Through the Growth through Global Trade award, we are searching for an innovative company that has grown its global presence and connected with customers around the world.

The winning company will receive a feature story in World Trade 100 magazine and a custom-made plaque. Anyone can submit a nomination by completing the online form and writing a 200-word essay about the company’s global growth.

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Economic Recovery: the Right Question Isn’t “When?” But “Where?”

Small businesses trying to read the tea leaves about the strength of the economic recovery might want to consider asking themselves not when, but where is the rebound?  That’s because many countries around the world are emerging from the recession more rapidly than the United States, and now is the time for small businesses to take advantage of the trend.

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Exporting to Canada can Boost Your Business

As the world’s 11th largest economy and the largest trading partner of the U.S., Canada offers a new world of opportunity to U.S. small businesses. Approximately US$1.6 billion in trade crosses the Canada-U.S. border daily. What’s more, with a strong infrastructure, close proximity to the United States and a free trade agreement, Canada is an ideal market for U.S. exporters.

I had the opportunity to ask Janice Corbett, acting minister counselor for commercial affairs at the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) in Canada, what U.S. companies should know about the Canadian market. Janice has worked with the U.S. embassy for four years and held the position of acting counselor for about six months.

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Insights on Small Business Exporting from SBA’s National Small Business Week

Last week UPS sponsored an export forum during National Small Business Week, where experts and business leaders gathered to discuss how global trade can impact our nation’s small businesses.

Approximately two thirds of the world’s purchasing power and 96% of the world’s consumers are outside of the U.S. Companies that are willing to research and explore international markets can tap into tremendous growth opportunities.

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UPS and Haydel’s Bakery Deliver the Sweet Spirit of Mardi Gras Tradition

king cakeFor most people, Mardi Gras means festive parades and celebrations. For David Haydel Jr., Mardi Gras means business.

As a third-generation general manager of Haydel’s Bakery based in Jefferson, Louisiana, David has a special connection with the king cake tradition. While the bakery specializes in birthday cakes and wedding cakes throughout the year, it’s most famous for its purple, green and gold king cakes. Read More »


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