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Choosing Your Partners

    In business, you're always building partnerships. Whether it's with your local banker, your suppliers, or your tax and legal advisors, choosing the right business partners is critical to your long-term success. If you're doing business internationally, partnerships can become even more important. When you reach that critical point of expanding your business significantly across borders, you need a capable and trustworthy network of shippers, in-country legal experts, distributors, sales agents, and more. 
    How do you vet these resources before going all in? 
    Start with some simple research on your own. Visit the potential partner's website and social media pages to get a feel for their professionalism, reach, and reputation. Scan the "About" pages to learn what's important to them, how well they're established in the industry, and how they operate. Search company officers on LinkedIn for insight into their background and qualifications, and read any recommendations from their peers.
    Take it a step further by researching key financial and trading information through sites like Dun & Bradstreet, Standard & Poor's, Kompass, and Coface. Who are their key customers? What is their financial health? Media searches are also helpful in uncovering any bad news or legal troubles that might be otherwise difficult to discover. Reach out to trade groups, chambers of commerce, industry and trade associations, and your own network of investor and advisor networks, including your accounting and law firms, to get information on potential partners. Putting the time in up front will protect you from trouble later on.
    Finally, request a face-to-face meeting with a company officer. An in-person meeting is optimal, because it gives you the chance to see their facility and operations as well. However, if it's too inconvenient to travel, a WhatsApp, Skype, or Google Hangout appointment will suffice. Ask for details on how they work with their current clients and partners, and don't leave without at least three references that you can contact for third-party opinions.
Common Exporting Venues in Northern California 
   In 2014, California Community College's Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy survey gathered exporting information from 10 counties north of Sacramento. 
    The survey looked at the most common exporting venues of 70 Northern California exporters. Here are their findings:

   When comparing the transportation methods of products to above venues, the study found that an overwhelming amount, over 95% of businesses, preferred using trucks to railroads.  
Global Business Resources
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Upcoming Events
AMPLIFY Business Conference
Wednesday, March 15
Redding, CA

Learn essential principles for explosive growth in 2017.

North American Trade Policy Luncheon
Wednesday, March 8
Sacramento, CA -
 California Chamber of Commerce special guests discuss the future of trilateral trade in North America.

Webinar: Export Documentation
Wednesday, March 15

Webinar hosted by NASBITE about export documentation and procedures.

March 22, April 26, May 24

Sacramento, CA - Accelerated export course for providers of processed foods and agricultural products.

Connect to Thrive
March 23-24

San Bruno, CA - Industry experts discuss the impact of digital data and commerce across the global supply chain.

Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference
March 27-28

Los Angeles, CA - Leading experts speak about becoming more competitive in the Asia Pacific marketplace.
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