posts tagged with Small business

3 Things I Learned About Emerging Business Leaders Through Junior Achievement Worldwide

14276268304_41f636658e_b.jpg What occasion is big enough to bring together Prince Daniel of Sweden; Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA; and FedEx? The answer: the Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Worldwide Swedish National Finals, a competition among high school entrepreneurs with big startup dreams. The event took place in May at the Stockholmsmässan center in Stockholm.

Smooth Surfing with the Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition

ja-surf.jpeg ...I witnessed high school students who have completely developed and run successful businesses, professors and mentors who are genuinely passionate about helping their students learn and young people from all over the United States with unequaled ambition...

What Small and Medium Enterprises in France did not know about customs

hub tour 1.JPG Venturing into uncharted export markets can be a journey into the unknown for many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). That is what relatively few actually dare to make that bold step. Customs regulations can at first seem a little daunting.

However, we are seeing a growing number of SMEs in the aeronautical, high tech and luxury industries, in particular, that are interested in exporting in order to capitalize on growth markets.

As I come into daily contact with SMEs in my job I have noticed that they ask recurring questions...

New Paths, New Opportunities for Small and Medium Businesses

131122_Berlin SME Breakfast Andy Gosheron.jpg I have been with FedEx now for 29 years. One of the bonuses of my job is that I meet new and interesting people all the time.

I spend a lot of time on the road and at events. But it is not every day or every week that get asked to hold speech in such a stunning and remarkable location as the rooftop café of the German parliament in Berlin. On this occasion, I was asked to hold a speech at a FedEx sponsored breakfast event aimed at people who want to set up their own small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

Is e-commerce good for all small businesses?

FedEx Quick Form_v5_7OCT13.jpg.jpeg There’s a saying in business that goes something like: “Not all business is good business.”

And the same is true for e-commerce.

While e-commerce is now the largest driving force in the global economy, it comes with warning signs.

Asia might have the most e-commerce “ready” markets in the world – China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore all rank in the top 10 biggest market opportunities– but scratch the surface and securing a foothold in these markets is not easy.