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Blogs Contributor - Luz Hopewell

  • Addressing the criticality of U.S. exports, President Obama said, "The global economy is more integrated than ever... If we're going to grow, it's going to be because of exports." As the world's economic landscape expands at an unprecedented rate and burgeoning foreign markets...
  • Each of the four international methods of payments, discussed previously, can have an impact on your company’s financing needs when filling overseas orders. Those can be broken down into either pre-shipment or post-shipment working capital needs. Pre-Shipment:  If you receive a purchase...
  • If you are in business -any business- whether domestic or international, getting paid for your products or services is paramount to your business survival, growth and success. Ultimately, any sale is a gift until you get paid.  So understanding how to get paid for an export sale is especially...
  • Working with other countries to increase international trade is an important part of what we do at the U.S. Small Business Administration, and at our Office of International Trade.  Economic development teams from around the world come to SBA to try and find ways to duplicate in their own...