The doors to international business are open to you, just take a step through. Many businesses overlook their ability to do business overseas because they think it's too complicated, they're not sure how to get paid, or that there is simply too much red tape.
The Colorado Business Roundtable works to bring people together to make business endeavors easier. That's why we're introducing you to people who can guide you and your business through the process.
Our guests this week are Robina Peanh, Regional Manager at Meridian Finance Group; Paul Bergman Director of U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, and John Boner, Vice President of Sales at CAP Logistics. These three organizations have found that their combined efforts help other businesses navigate overseas exports with ease.
The U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center provides guidance for small businesses as they look to launch their services and products overseas. A common concern businesses tend to voice is the ability to get paid, but Paul Bergman is encouraging, "If you do it properly, you will probably have less bad debts than you do domestically. Ninety-eight percent of the time you will get paid if you follow the proper steps."
Robina Peanh, at Meridian Finance Group also serves as a guide through the financial sectors, through relationships with numerous lenders who have the expertise in international trade and can offer finance programs for clients looking to export.
CAP Logistics handles freight forwarding, both domestically and internationally. With more than 30 years experience, CAP is familiar with the strategies to move cargo between international ports, while negotiating the documentation required.
Together, this trio is able to tap into the resources needed for successful international trade, each with strengths in particular areas. Learn more by listening to the full conversation, Saturday at 1:00 PM on 710 KNUS.
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