UPS unit starts bridge loan for small importers

UPS unit starts bridge loan for small importers - http://www.reuters.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Global
From http://www.reuters.com 3993 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 18, 2008 11:41 pm
United Parcel Service Inc has launched a bridge loan for small U.S. businesses that import goods into the country. Under the UPS Capital Cargo Finance program, the company will advance 50 percent of the value of goods to U.S. importers for up to 60 days upon pickup of the merchandise in a foreign country. The goods themselves will serve as coll Read More

China: A Ripe Market or Fast Track to Bankruptcy?

China: A Ripe Market or Fast Track to Bankruptcy? - http://blogs.openforum.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Global
From http://blogs.openforum.com 4055 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 17, 2008 2:51 pm
China may still have a Communist political system, but its economy is transitioning to capitalism. It has a growing middle class hungry to buy Western goods. Enterprising U.S. companies are investigating and some are capitalizing on the opportunities China presents. Just don't forget to do your homework before you expand. Read More

Export financing available for US small businesses

Export financing available for US small businesses - http://www.shippingdigest.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Global
From http://www.shippingdigest.com 4061 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 12, 2008 3:55 pm
Small-business exporters may face a problem in obtaining money from their lenders to buy or produce the goods or services to fulfill an export contract. They may not have the collateral to obtain sufficient working capital loans from their banks, particularly in times of tightened credit. Enter the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the g Read More

Building Global Bonds One Customer at a Time

Building Global Bonds One Customer at a Time - http://www.smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Global
From http://www.smallbiztrends.com 4070 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 1, 2008 9:53 pm
The relationship between you and your overseas customer shouldn't end when a sale is made. If anything, it requires more attention. Once you've completed the initial export transaction, you must expect to provide a broad spectrum of “complimentary” services in order to encourage repeat business. In this article we'll talk about the kind of f Read More

Looking Up: Export Opportunities for Small Businesses

Looking Up: Export Opportunities for Small Businesses - http://www.kiplinger.com Avatar Posted by macromax under Global
From http://www.kiplinger.com 4113 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 21, 2008 4:17 pm
Selling overseas isn't just for the big boys. The weak dollar -- boosting exports and growing demand for an increasing variety of products -- makes this an ideal time for small businesses to join the party. The U.S. Department of Commerce is eager to play matchmaker, helping to find and screen potential overseas partners and customers. Its Gol Read More
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