CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) September 3, 2004
In a move to provide greater education on international trade to small business owners, GlobeTrade.com, a Chicago-based global marketing, consulting and web content providing company, today announced the release of a groundbreaking trade resource guide, ÂThe World Is Your Market: Small Businesses Gear Up for Globalization.Â The guide provides a detailed analysis of the state of small businesses engaged in international trade.
According to ÂThe World Is Your Market,Â international trade increases sales and profits, enhances a company's prestige, creates jobs and offers a valuable way to level seasonal fluctuations for small businesses.
The U.S. Small Business AdministrationÂs Office of International Trade indicates AmericaÂs small businesses are becoming big players in international trade and their role is growing rapidly. Data analysis reflected in ÂThe World Is Your MarketÂ shows that 97 percent of U.S. companies exporting are in fact small businesses. The Department of Commerce reveals that 230,000 small businesses in the United States alone, are together exporting roughly U.S. $1 billion a day or U.S. $300 billion a year.
Despite these compelling numbers, small businesses have not yet fully realized their potential for global trade. Only about 10% of small businesses are involved in the global marketplace.
ÂWe are not interested in small businesses going global by accident. We want them to be proactive and push boundaries from day-one, when they first open their doors to business,Â says guide author Laurel Delaney, founder and CEO of GlobeTrade.com, a leading global marketing company. ÂItÂs all about the right entrepreneurial behavior, mindset and the decision to do business internationally. Small businesses are poised for rapid entry into numerous markets at, or soon after, inception.Â
ÂThe World Is Your MarketÂ highlights how small businesses are well positioned to seize the global frontier before them, why they should consider going global, and what it takes to do so. In addition, the guide offers a ten-step strategy for going global.
Delaney finds that the Internet plays an instrumental role in global expansion for small business owners. It accelerates the process of globalization as people worldwide research products, look for new markets, seek customers and manage their international supply chain. If a business is successful on the home front, then it is ready to expand internationally. ÂAny business today with a web site is instantaneously global. Our mission is to make going global accessible to everyone, not just the big guys,Â she adds.
ÂThe World Is Your Market: Small Businesses Gear Up for GlobalizationÂ trade resource guide can be viewed at http://www.globetrade.com.
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GlobeTrade.com is an international leader in providing global marketing, consulting and Web-content services aimed toward entrepreneurs and small businesses. Visit GlobeTrade.com on the Web at http://www.globetrade.com or call (773) 381-1700.