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National Export Initiative

International Symposium Helps Companies Learn to Export

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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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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Small Business Exporting: A Prescription for Economic Recovery

boxesThe recession has taken a toll on the health of the global economy. But recent reports from companies and the government indicate the economy is starting to emerge from the downturn.

Today is the start of National Small Business Week and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting a conference in Washington, D.C.  As a proud supporter of this conference, UPS is sponsoring an Exporting Forum featuring a panel discussion on global trade opportunities.

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UPS and the U.S. Commercial Service: A Partnership that Really Delivers

UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary LockeU.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis recently visited a UPS facility to talk to more than 200 business leaders and entrepreneurs about President Obama’s National Export Initiative and the importance of exporting to the U.S. economy and job creation.

During the meeting, UPS and the Commerce Secretary discussed an expansion of our collaborative efforts to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) export. To help UPS customers grow their exports, we’re working with the U.S. Commercial Service to connect exporting customers with resources to identify new opportunities and additional buyers in new markets. As a division of the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration, the Commercial Service provides export resources and consultative services to U.S. companies through its network of over 100 U.S. Export Assistance Centers domestically and 120 offices overseas in nearly 80 countries.

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