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Frequently Asked Questions for Exporting

Lists frequently asked questions on international trade with links to these answers

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From Stanford to Startup
Systrom Kevin Krieger Mike
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Instagram Co-Founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger challenge many of the myths surrounding startups and the lives of entrepreneurs. Both former Mayfield Fellows with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Systrom and Krieger share their first-hand experiences of the entrepreneurial process, including identifying good problems to solve and the value in building simple solutions and minimum viable products. Systrom and Krieger also discuss aspects of their co-founder working relationship and their efforts to maintain a balance between work and life.

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Funding future for biotech is bright if you are prepared
Ryan Amin
Blog Resource

Ronald Lindsay, CEO of Zebra Biologics Inc., thinks changes in the biotech industry will lead to a trend of success for biotech companies. His company’s technology can be used as a platform to discover and develop bio-superior antibody therapeutics and complex drug targets. Zebra has just pulled in $9 million in its first investing round, and Lindsay thinks one of the biggest changes for the future of biotech is the availability of venture funding.

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Get Everything in Writing
Frank Carol E
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Passionate about her business and experienced in number-crunching, entrepreneur Carol Frank nonetheless neglected to patent her product and to insist on a signed contract from her supplier. Next thing she knew, a competitor was copying her design. In the litigation that followed, the U.S. Customs and Frank's insurance company turned out to be surprisingly helpful.

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Getting "Lean"
Matthews Rod
Article Resource

After leaping into "Lean," Southern Vinyl Manufacturing gained efficiencies in nearly every area of its operations. Specifically, entrepreneur Rod Matthews explains the challenges and rewards of involving employees in finding and eliminating waste using the "Five Why" process. As a result of "getting lean," the company resolves manufacturing problems by digging deeply to identify root causes instead of just treating symptoms.

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Getting Customers to Love You

Here are ten ways to boost your customer service ratings and streamline your interaction times. Customer service--you can count on--is they key, according to this former Lands End expert.

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Globalization and outsourcing issues that worry medtech executives
Parmar Arundhati
Blog Resource

Global medical technology executives place a high value on quality, and it's that consistency of quality that keeps them up at night. Read more about the issue of quality in outsourcing.

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Glossary of Terms: Accounting Jargon

A comprehensive and cross referenced glossary of Accounting Terms, particularly those used in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Growing Revenue with Technology
Schroeder Jeff
Article Resource

The top team at The Supply Room Companies, Inc. discovered they could become more efficient and provide better service for customers by using an online proof-of-delivery system.

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Guide to Cutting Expansion Costs

Running a growth enterprise may require expanding operations through the acquisition of additional space, new employees, and more equipment. Suggestions and links provided in this article focus on: commercial leases, "nearly new" furniture, payroll services, and much more.

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