UPS presents global trade seminar for Atlanta businesses

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Although still concerned about the economy, a growing number of small- and medium-sized companies are looking for effective ways to compete in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Growth through Global Trade, a new interactive seminar series presented by UPS in conjunction with, is designed to help these businesses learn how to leverage exporting to advance their company’s bottom line.

“There are several key factors which, when added together, can help any business grow through international trade,” Beach says. “Growing through Global Trade will shed light on those key factors and provide tangible, realistic next steps designed to help Atlanta-based companies capture their share of global trade opportunities.”

The first seminar will be held at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce on July 27. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET and last until 12:30 p.m. Jim Beach and Chris Hanks, Atlanta-based small business experts and founders of, will facilitate the Growth through Global Trade seminar series.

“Data from UPS’s 2010 UPS Business Monitor United States shows that small- and medium-sized companies that export are more adaptable and resilient, but only one-third of these exporters have found that global trade has made a significant impact on their bottom line,” says Dan Brutto, president of UPS International. “This tells us that American small- and medium-sized businesses need greater education on how to successfully export, and even more access to resources that can help them seize the unlimited opportunities that exist beyond U.S. borders.”

UPS and are offering the Growth through Global Trade seminars free of charge. Following the Atlanta event, additional seminars will take place in San Jose, Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland and Providence, R.I. For more information or to register, go to