Tue June 21, 2011

Syracuse gets pro help from Brookings Institution for business plan

Brookings' Amy Liu and the Metropolitan Policy Program will be providing tech support to a new business plan for the Syracuse region. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is at the right.
Emma Jacobs WRVO

The Brookings Institution announced Tuesday it will help the central New York region write business and export plans.

The goal: get everyone on the same page and produce a plan that actually gets executed - not just fill up a binder to throw on the bookshelf.

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Thu June 9, 2011

Expert tells CNY businesses to invest in China

Mark Lewis shared the goods on China with CNY manufacturers.
Emma Jacobs WRVO

You probably don't remember the "5 tips for making it big overseas" that Department of Commerce specialist John Tracy shared back in December.

What if they'd been served over lunch?

The Foreign Commercial Service's Mark Lewis was in Syracuse Wednesday to give businesses the skinny on bringing their products to China.

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Mon December 27, 2010

Exporting for fun and profit: 5 tips for making it big overseas

Exporting to foreign markets is easier than people think, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Ben Smith via Flickr

President Obama outlined the ambitious goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five years in his 2010 State of the Union address. Nearly a year into that timeline, how far have we come?

Turns out we still have a ways to go, according to John Tracy, a trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Central New York region. But don't fear: Tracy has some advice for companies that want to get their products onto foreign shelves.

Five tips after the jump.

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