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“3 Reasons Why We Ship With UPS”
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The following was posted by Dan Stepchew, chief marketing officer for Medelita on the company’s blog

We use UPS as the preferred shipping method for all of our orders, especially our international orders, for a whole list of business-related reasons that I don’t need to get into. There are, however, 3 main benefits that we enjoy when working with UPS:

1. Our orders get where they need to go, end of story.

While we completely understand that not every single package is going to make it to our customers exactly on time and in the right place, an overwhelming majority of them do. This is astounding considering the company delivers an average of 1.6 million packages in a single day using 237 airplanes in 220 countries around the world. When a package doesn’t get where it needs to go, it’s typically a painless process to resolve the situation. Read More »

Jim Barber, President of UPS International, Talks Global Trade at the Discover Global Markets Conference
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Jim Barber, the president of UPS International, was the keynote speaker at the Discover Global Markets conference (sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce) on June 3 in Los Angeles. Barber’s remarks focused on ways to overcome obstacles that often stand in the way of small- to mid-sized businesses that want to grow their companies through exporting.

Barber cited a local company, Medelita, which makes professional-grade lab coats for the healthcare industry, as an example of companies that are often frustrated by the tariffs, customs regulations and documentation requirements when trying to export. Read More »

Measuring Global Growth and Trade
Kurt Kuehn on CNBC

UPS Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn was featured on CNBC’s Squawk Box earlier this week as part of the CNBC Global CFO Council series.

In the segment, Kurt and Robert Shanks, Ford Motor Company executive vice president & CFO, provided their perspective on the outlook on business and the economy.

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The Outlook of Exporting and Global Trade: Confidence Needle Moves a Bit
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It may be time to add a “cautious optimism” app to your wireless device . . . at least for the long term.

A new survey of decision makers at 125 high-tech companies, conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights and sponsored by UPS, shows that they expect future exports to increase. Many predicted growing demand for their products in emerging markets worldwide over the next 3-5 years.

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AAC Enterprises’ Export Story – Finding Customers Around the World
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The Small Business Administration is asking small business owners “where will your next customer come from?” AAC Enterprises, Inc. is finding them all over the world.  Justin Hartenstein started out selling automobile parts out of his garage, and now he designs and develops innovative custom lighting systems for car enthusiasts all around the globe.

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International Symposium Helps Companies Learn to Export
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Boosting America’s exports strengthens our economic growth and supports millions of good, high-paying American jobs.  Although companies that export can make on average 9 to 12% more revenue than their peers, less than 1% of American companies sell their products in foreign markets.  Last year, President Obama recognized the importance of stimulating exports and set an aggressive goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years.  To achieve this goal, the President established the National Export Initiative. CEO Scott Davis was appointed to the President’s Export Council due to UPS’s ability to facilitate global supply chains for U.S. businesses.

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Futurallia: Speed Dating for Small Businesses

Through various roles at UPS, I’ve worked with companies for more than 13 years and the fears they have about doing business internationally are usually the same. Language differences, financial risks and terms of sale are just a few of the factors prohibiting competitive companies from taking advantage of the global marketplace.

The folks at Futurallia (Future + Alliance) have figured out how to minimize those fears and will assist hundreds of small businesses at its annual conference coming up in Kansas City – the first time in the U.S.  Don’t miss the opportunity to attend… registration ends May 13th.

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Small/Medium Enterprises: Canada’s Borderless Business Reality

Christopher Columbus had a global perspective when venturing half way across the world for international business. He set his sights on an emerging market and set sail, giving birth to ‘a whole new world.’ Lucky for us, conducting business in emerging markets in 2011 doesn’t have to be as gruelling as spending months at sea.

In Canada, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are becoming more global in their outlook on international business. Borderless business is becoming a reality for many, and an opportunity for all.    Read More »

Has Your Small Business Taken Big Steps to Grow Globally?

Growth through Global Trade AwardWe have a winner!  Recently, UPS launched its inaugural “Growth through Global Trade Award” to recognize small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that are excelling in international trade.   

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Busting the Myths of Global Trade

UPS Chief Operating Officer David Abney recently spoke to a group of business leaders in San Diego, delivering his own version of the Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters” about global trade.

In his remarks, the UPS chief operating officer addressed increasingly negative perceptions in the United States about trade, focusing on three myths.

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