International Business and Technology Blog

Calling all North Carolinian Exporters!

Posted by John Worthington on Mon, Mar 11, 2019

The North Carolina Online Global programs is the fastest way to grow  your international business. The top 3 benefits are: 

1) attracting new international clients and growing your exports with global localized websites and international online marketing programs

2) grow your online global exports, sales, brand and business success

3) STEP grants ($3,000) to invest in your international business development.

How does that work for you?

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ASG Florida Online Global Export success

Posted by Susanna Hardy on Mon, Jan 07, 2019

The Florida Online Global (FOG) program has delivered for Avionics Support Group year on year export sales, business and brand growth. In 2017, ASG benefited from their first 2 online global websites in China and Mexico. Returns were rapid, proving a huge export success and ASG followed up with websites for Japan, Brazil, the UAE and Russia. Exports have grown by almost $5 million over this time frame.

How did this mid-sized Florida company do so well globally? With great management, great products, a great sales team and great international websites. ASG took advantage of the Florida Online Global Program to get international localized websites, allowing them to get found, be understood and do business globally. The Florida Online Global program: online tools to help Florida exporters grow their business, their sales and their brands globally. Let’s follow ASG’s journey to see how it’s done… 

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Calling all Michigan Exporters!

Posted by John Worthington on Mon, Oct 01, 2018

Reach new export customers and grow your business rapidly with Michigan Online Global programs. The top 3 benefits are:

1) attracting new international clients and growing your exports with global localized websites and international online marketing programs

2) grow your Online Global export, sales, brand and business success 

3) grants to invest in your business development ($6,000, $3,000 and $15,000).

How does that work for you?

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CALLING ALL FLORIDA EXPORTERS!

Posted by John Worthington on Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Reach new export customers and grow your business rapidly with Florida Online Global programs. The top 3 benefits are:

1) attracting new international clients and growing your exports with global localized websites and international online marketing programs

2) grow your Online Global export, sales, brand and business success 

3) $8,000 in grants to invest in your business development.

How does that work for you?

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IBT ONLINE = Champion of Trade AWARD

Posted by Michael Hawksley on Thu, Dec 29, 2016

The State International Development Organizations, Inc. (SIDO) is the premiere U.S. organization dedicated to supporting state international trade agencies, whose mission statement states “SIDO provides state trade promotion professionals with a forum for collaboration and sharing best practices as well as advocates for states’ international trade development issues so that U.S. companies remain globally competitive”.

SIDO recognized IBT Online with the “Champion of Trade” Award for its successful Online Global program, working directly with small to medium-sized exporters, helping them grow their sales, brands and businesses globally. The award was presented to John Worthington, IBT Online CEO, by Manny Mencia, SIDO President, (Manny is also SVP International Trade and Development at Enterprise Florida, the public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida) at the annual SIDO Best Practices and Training Forum in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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ExporTech and website globalization for export growth

Posted by John Worthington on Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Website globalization is now recommended by ExporTech. Website globalization means fully customized and localized websites that deliver sales, brand and business growth in far flung markets around the globe. ExporTech is the US national export assistance program that helps companies enter and expand in global markets. ExporTech, recognizes that the digital disruption has transformed exporting and international business.

In today’s online world it is essential to include website globalization in export strategy, alongside planning, education, training, trade fairs and other export supporting programs. US Chambers of Commerce have long recognized that Corporate America’s #1 marketing and sales tool is their online presence and nowhere more so than when going international. As part of the Exportech range of programs, website globalization will now “help participating companies go-to-market and implement their export growth plans”.

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