International Trade, Imports / Exports

John Ripple

John Ripple

Current City: Massillon, OH
Chapter: Canton SCORE



Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Toledo.

Master Degree in Business from Ashland College.

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Michael A. Beckley

Michael A. Beckley

Current City: Knoxville, TN


Workshop Poster Fall of 2014

          My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in 
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?

          There are many responsibilities that come with being a small business owner, and everyone is critical to maintaining profitability and promoting growth. You can’t risk letting a deadline slip or overlook an administrative requirement, yet there are only so many hours in the
day to get things done.

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 
70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one 
business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer 
opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. 
Small Business Administration.

9 Third-Party Suppliers Who Specialize In Shipping Internationally

Here is a short list of third-party suppliers (3PLs) who specialize in helping businesses ship internationally and deal with the customs, tariffs, and currency conversions worldwide.

The whole point of using 3PLs is to enable you to reach customers globally and take on new customers by using existing technology systems—all without hiring extra employees.

12 Characteristics That Lead to Export Success

So where do you start in exporting? As with any new business venture, you need to first take stock of both yourself and your business to see if you have the personality, mindset, and business that can benefit from exporting. Let’s begin with an assessment of you, which includes 12 characteristics that I find work in the export marketplace and then we’ll cover the business in a subsequent blog post.

13 Things a Global Freight Forwarder Can Do To Move Export Cargo

Global freight forwarders serve as all-around transport agents for moving export cargo, typically transporting it from a factory door to your customer’s warehouse or storage facility. Their service saves you lots of time, effort, and anxiety and is available for a very reasonable fee, usually under US$200 per transaction—an expense that you’ll include in your price quotation to your customer and recoup when you collect payment.

Jorge DeLeon

Jorge DeLeon

Current City: Hialeah, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

Several years as a International Marketing Consultant. Expert in effectiveness analysis and implementation. 



Master’s Degree in Business Administration 2009

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Made research work on Harley Davidson IT strategy, Carnival Cruise lines expansion policy, Coca Cola Global Marketing, and Pollo Campero expansion in China among other academic work.


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and Sports Administration 2007

Saint Thomas University, Miami, Florida

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