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Up Your Global Game: Forum to Help Small Business Owners Expand by Exporting

The Oct. 23 Global Small Business Forum teaches secrets to financial global success

CHICAGO, September 8, 2015 – While total U.S. exports reached $2.3 trillion in 2013, only 1 percent of all U.S. companies currently exports goods or services.  Exporting helps businesses compete globally and reach higher levels of profitability. Global TradeSource, Ltd. invites startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn the secrets to financial global success at a one-of-a-kind forum with the theme Up Your Global Game at the historic Navy Pier in downtown Chicago on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

The Global Small Business Forum has inspired attendees to get out of their own backyards and transition from local, regional or niche-market players into global titans. Event attendees have gained the knowledge and insights they need to market, sell and fulfill orders internationally by taking full advantage of the Internet and the opportunities it creates. Attendees have been able to boost their revenues by learning how to expand beyond borders.

“In a world where speed and agility are everything, waiting to export to grow your business isn’t an option,” says Laurel Delaney, founder, GSBB Media, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Global TradeSource, Ltd.  “This forum will take the mystery out of exporting and provide entrepreneurs and small business owners a whole new way of doing business with the world. Our goal with this forum is to unlock export potential in every business.”

The daylong forum has encouraged participants to share challenges, strategies and experience with other successful exporters from all over the world, as well as learn from three interactive panel discussions and two keynote speakers. Participants also had a chance to network, get to know their peers and make new connections.

“We’re continuously looking for new ways to build lasting connections between local business owners and the city’s many resources,” says forum Bronze sponsor Linda Bi, president of Chicago Expert Importers. “The Global Small Business Forum provides startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners with the information they need to transform their businesses into global powerhouses.”

Adds Shea Felix, Global Product Marketing Manager, with Endicia and also Bronze sponsor to the Forum:  “We at Endicia are honored to support the startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners who represent the economic engine behind our country’s growth and have become an inspiration to us all on global growth activity.”

The forum will be held Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in the Festival Hall at Navy Pier. To register, visit:  www.globalsmallbusinessforum.com. Registration is limited and will sell out quickly.

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central Time
Breakfast, lunch and cocktail (cash bar) networking reception are included in the registration fee.

Navy Pier
3rd Level of the Festival Hall
600 E. Grand, Chicago, Illinois 60611
The early-bird event fee is $90 until Sep. 18, 2015. After Sep. 18th, it is $105. Vendor tables are available upon registration on a first come, first serve basis (limited availability). Registration is required. Register at:  www.globalsmallbusinessforum.com


About GSBB Media LLC

GSBB Media LLC is the publisher of the award-winning Global Small Business Blog, ranked No. 1 in the world for helping entrepreneurs and small businesses expand their businesses internationally. GSBB Media LLC provides quality global business content addressing the specific needs, strengths and challenges of business owners worldwide and empowers them to reach their full potential in the global marketplace.  Expert content, news and networking events provide startups, entrepreneurs and business owners with resources to support their global endeavors. GSBB Media LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global TradeSource, Ltd., a Chicago-based global marketing and management consulting company established in 1985. GSBB Media LLC seeks to help startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners flourish in the global marketplace. Visit: www.globalsmallbusinessblog.com.


About Chicago Expert Importers (CEI)

CEI is an importer, distribution, and product development company that specializes in transporting products from China to the United States.
For more information, call 630-761-9816, email sales@ceimporters.com or visit: www.ceimporters.com


About Endicia


Endicia is the leading provider of innovative and intuitive shipping technologies and services. We deliver value by creating breakthrough shipping solutions that help global businesses, small and big, reach their customers.
Our consultative style means that whether you are running an eCommerce business, an expansive warehouse, or a business out of your home, Endicia can help you run your operations more smoothly and function more successfully.


Endicia also offers seamless access to USPS® shipping services through our integration with more than 200 ecommerce partner solutions.

Endicia has printed over $12B in postage and is a trusted partner of the U.S. Postal Service®. For more information, call 800-576-3279 (Ext. 140), email sales@endicia.com or visit: www.endicia.com/