At some point in most careers one considers the idea of starting a business. Some people want to pursue a dream, some figure they can beat the boss at his own game, and for some people unemployment forces the issue.
Surely there is no safer investment for your time and money than self-employment. Surprisingly, for many who start their own businesses, making money is not always the prime motivator. Nonetheless, recent books such as The Millionaire Next Door provide some remarkable information about self-employment: 80% of the millionaires in the USA are "first generation"-meaning they became so in their own career-and some two-thirds of the working millionaires are self-employed (20% of US millionaires are retired); the self-employed are four times more likely to be millionaires than those who work for others-it seems the most common career move in becoming rich is to become self-employed.
This book is written to show you how to build an Import and Export business, takes you through the steps so you will know you can do it, and is structured so you may take positive steps after each chapter toward building your business. Surely you will finish the book before your business gets started, but by the time you finish the book, not only should you feel "ready to go," but actually be on your way.
World trade is different from the domestic variety, and small is different from large business. Small business international trade has some specific challenges which this book illumines and solves....
Chapter One: The Field of International Trade
Chapter Two: Organizing for World Trade
Chapter Three: Finding the Best Products to Sell
Chapter Four: The Best Place in the World to Have Your Product Made
Chapter Five: Costing & Pricing
Chapter Six: Selling Your Imported Products
Chapter Seven: Financing When Banks Will Not; Pay and Get Paid
Chapter Eight: As A Self-Employed Agent
Chapter Nine: Managing the Company
John Wiley Spiers has been developing trade worldwide since 1974. Self-employed since 1984, john shares his how-to in seminars highly rated by participants for content, experience, pace and humor. He shares over 25 years experience in international trade buying/selling, operations and computerization, market penetration, sourcing products, structuring finance and distribution plans - How Small Business Trades Worldwide by John Wiley Spiers