Tag Archives: SMEs

New Face of Globalization: Online Shoppers and Sellers

As the world economy digitizes, patterns and players in trade are changing. According to U.S. Census Bureau, the total online transactions in the U.S. grew from $3 trillion in 2006 to $5.4 trillion in 2012, to about a third of … Continue reading

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Equity for Exporters

A historic shift is taking place in the world economy: record numbers of small and mid-size companies, microenterprises, and garage entrepreneurs are going global. Before content to sell in the giant U.S. market, now even the smallest American businesses are … Continue reading

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TradeUp Opens to Accredited Investors – So What’s in It for Investors?

I just published this blog on TradeUp site: http://www.tradeupfund.com/blog/tradeup-whats-in-it-for-investors This week we opened TradeUp to accredited investors – angels, PE funds, VCs, banks, lenders. So what’s in it for investors to get on TradeUp? Here are 7 answers: 1. How … Continue reading

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Use Crowdfunding to Fuel Your Global Business

I recently wrote a piece for SmallBiz Daily: http://www.smallbizdaily.com/17305/use-crowdfunding-fuel-global-business/ As the global economy rebounds, exporting is a great way to grow your small business. Consumer wallet space and infrastructure spending is booming in the emerging markets, frontier economies of Africa, … Continue reading

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eTrade Readiness Index by EIU – My interview on catalyzing cross-border ecommerce

I was recently interviewed about the reforms needed for fueling cross-border eCommerce for the new “The G20 e-Trade Readiness Index“, and Economist Intelligence Unit report, commissioned by eBay Inc. The report is based on a quantitative index ranking of countries … Continue reading

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Why Is ExIm Bank Having Such Hard Time with Reauthorization?

The U.S. Export-Import Bank (ExIm Bank) is in the throes of its toughest experience yet. Congress is heatedly debating whether to reauthorize the ExIm Bank’s charter, and if it doesn’t act by September 30th, the agency will no longer be … Continue reading

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Why are companies that sell on e-commerce platforms so globalized?

My new blog at TradeUp blog: http://www.tradeupfund.com/blog/why-are-e-commerce-sellers-so-globalized As one explores international trade data, a stunning fact emerges: only 1 percent of America’s 30 million companies export. The remaining 99 percent sell only in the U.S domestic market. The explanation simple: especially … Continue reading

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