International Trade, Imports / Exports

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


Hialeah, FL

Chapter: Miami Dade

Languages:English, Spanish

How I can help you

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

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience


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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Congratulations, you’re running a global small business that is growing leaps and bounds. How do you decide when to hire employees and when to hire contractors? 

Positions formerly reserved for in-house employees, such as those of a web developer, a designer or a HR specialist, can often be done faster and more effectively with qualified remote contractors. If the following conditions don’t apply, it might be good to use a contract worker to fill a position:

About the Author

Laural DelaneyLaurel Delaney is President of, a management consulting and marketing solutions company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses go global.  She is the author of a new book, “Exporting:  The Definitive Guide To Selling Abroad Profitably” (Apress 2013), serves as the Import & Export Expert and manages The Global Small Business Blog.

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Business-to-Business Sales, Marketing & General Managment with Capital Equipment

Peter F Loveland


Bridgman, MI


How I can help you

Sales, Marketing and General Management experience with capital equipment and industrial products.

Experienced in direct, Key Account, distributor and agency sales activities to Fortune 500 food processors and consumer products companies.

Organizational leadership skills include team building; recruiting & staffing; strategic planning; new product planning; and business development

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience


B.A. in Business and Economics from Nasson College in Springvale Maine.

Communication methods

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Carin Lin Business mentor

Carin Lin


Chappaqua, NY

Languages:English, German

How I can help you

I am an experienced business mentor and educator with more than 10 years’ experience in effectively building and managing start-up companies and non-profit organizations. My broad experience in establishing start-up companies and non-profit organizations, health care and financial industry, education and science, hands-on experience in social media, Internet marketing, research and product development, and international business enable me to think out of the box with a global and forward-looking vision.
I speak English, Chinese and German.
I focus on understanding customer needs, developing plans and solutions, and delivering desired results. Specialties:
Entrepreneurship, start-up, market research, building small business, Internet and social media marketing, importing and exporting, leadership, organizing workshops and seminars, technical vision, customer focus, and building a brand using story articles.

Small Business Mentor

Who I help? I can help people who take action to realize their dreams of starting their own businesses.

How I Work? I can help you make the transition from an employee to a business owner, better present your ideas and then translate the good ideas into business opportunities, clearly define the business objectives, conduct market research and analyze market potential, establish your business, marketing using Internet and social media,etc

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience


Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany.</p>

M. S. in chemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany</p>

B. S. in chemical engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China</p>

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          After working for a large accounting firm for many years, I’ve decided to go out on my
own and specialize in helping small businesses with their accounting and financial needs.
          Initially, it will be just me, and to keep expenses down and be able to better manage my young
son, I’m thinking about operating out of my home. What are the pros and cons?

          For productivity, convenience, and downright comfort, nothing beats a home-based business. Here, most every day is “casual day,” and the only obstacle on your commute is dodging the cat or dog on your way upstairs.

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.

“What’s An LLC?"

Q: What are limited liability companies (“LLCs”), and what should businesses know about them?

A: LLCs are a new type of business entity that emerged in the early 1990s. They have many important legal and tax characteristics, but the key ones are these:

About the Author

John Cunningham is a N.H. business lawyer whose practice is focused on LLC law and tax. He chaired the N.H. Business and Industry Association committee that drafted the Revised New Hampshire Limited Liability Company Act, a radical revision of New Hampshire LLC law that went into effect on January 1st. LLCs are, by a wide margin, the entities of choice for N.H. business start-ups

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