Module 3: Trade Documentation & Shipping Overseas
July 18, 2013 (Thursday - This Week)
- A team presentation by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) will make a presentation about the paperwork and procedures that every exporter and importer should know about and comply with. CBP Officer Thomas Mahn will discuss export procedures and paperwork, and Import Specialist Pamela Pierson will discuss importing issues. The presenters will identify common pitfalls for those doing international trade. Examples of paperwork will be provided and the Q&A session will be held to answer your questions regarding specific items or situations.
- PJ Cranmer, Regional Operations Manager - Pacific Northwest, Commodity Forwarders Inc.
PJ Cranmer will talk about his company's hands-on experience in shipping overseas. PJ specializes in refrigerated cargo and has over 29 years of experience with cargo domestic and international freight forwarding.
Commodity Forwarders Inc. specializes in the transportation & distribution of perishable products worldwide. They handle freight of all kinds from frozen fish & meats, fruits, vegetables & flowers, to chilled fish, organic produce and dry cargo.
For more information about PJ's company, visit www.cfi-lax.com
Module 4: Using Social Media to Market Your Company
July 25, 2013 (Thursday)
- Joy Bunde, President, Bloom U, LLC
Joy's company specializes in web design & development, logo & company branding, social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.), public relations (TV & radio), various promotional materials and signage among many other things. Her presentation will include hands-on demonstrations, so don't forget to bring your laptop!
To learn more about Joy's company, visit bloomu.co
- Christine West, PhD, Industrial Organizational Psychologist,
Topic: "Charting the Panoramic Social View"
Are you full of questions and are becoming more jumbled with mundane answers about what and why your business needs to be traversing through the social media foothills? If you said yes, you probably are similar to many professionals, who know you want and need increased visibility, connectivity and profitability for your business; yet posting here and there on the social scene is leaving you feeling lost in the wilderness not really knowing what direction to navigate towards. This is where and why a simplified strategy is charted for you by Christine West, to help you see the big picture and maximize your impact prior to traversing the social scene.
To learn more about Christine's company, visit www.thebusinessmd.net