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A Guide to Exporting and eCommerce

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 4:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Doug Barry, Deputy Director, Global Knowledge Center, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The interview focused on ITA’s Guide to Exporting, now in its 11th edition, and the long-standing key source for U.S companies on exporting and international trade.

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Company Readiness to Export

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 3:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Tunga Kiyak, Managing Director of the Academy of International Business. The interview focused on CORE™ - a Diagnostic Tool created by the International Business Center, at Michigan State University, to assess “organizational readiness” and “product readiness” in an export scenario. CORE™ is a self-assessment tool that will allow you to determine your company's readiness to expand its operations internationally, and ascertain its ability to export a particular product.

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Exporting as Entrepreneurship

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 2:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Jim Foley, Director of Operations, of the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center. Jim has received the Governor of Illinois’ Export Award. He is also the author of The Global Entrepreneur.

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Exporting Competencies Needed

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 1:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Jade Sims, International Trade Specialist, in the International Business Center, Michigan State University. The interview focused on core competencies in exporting and international trade.

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Three Jobs of a Marketer (That’s not “Mouseketeer!")

Michigan Business Network
July 3, 2015 12:09 PM

Business guru, Theodore Levitt, said that the purpose of business is to make and keep customers. I agree! To make this happen, you have three jobs as a marketer:

Identify Demand. If you remember your basic economic course, demand is the size of the market that is ready, willing and able to buy (operative word is able). It’s simply finding innovative opportunities to increase revenues and loyalty among current and new customers.

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Craft Beer Industry and the Story of a Master Brewer

Leadership Low Down
July 3, 2015 12:00 PM

Positive passion to pursue one's purpose is the Mike Eme's story. The Master Brewer of Cheboygan Brewing Company was once mentored by one of his current team members.

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Something to Think About - Overtime Pay for Salaried Workers

Week in Review
July 3, 2015 10:00 AM

The Administration is expected to announce new rules within the next month about who qualifies for overtime pay. It affects workers who work more than 40 hours a week.

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A Look Ahead - A Woman's Face on the Ten Dollar Bill and Much More

Week in Review
July 3, 2015 9:00 AM

For the first time in more than a century, a woman’s face will appear on an American bill. The Treasury Department announced it will replace the main image of its own founder, Alexander Hamilton, on the $10 bill, with a woman as yet to be determined.

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Michigan News - Consumers Energy using Drones and More

Week in Review
July 2, 2015 4:00 PM

Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched up a bit last month as more people re-entered the job market.

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A Look Around the Nation and the World - Retail Sales down in China

Week in Review
July 2, 2015 3:00 PM

After enjoying nearly three decades of steady growth, Western firms are seeing significant drops in retail sales in China.

The British government is to sell its remaining stake in Royal Mail, marking the end of the state’s involvement in the U.K.’s iconic postal service.

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