Thursday, 06 September 2012 11:51

Driving global sales for manufacturers

When Andrew Dorn, Industry Leader, Information Intensive Business, Acxiom Corporation, was recently researching the top manufacturers in the United States, one topic kept coming up — the strong growth expectations focused on the world's emerging markets. With the economies of the U.S. and Europe in flux, Dorn felt that, now more than ever, manufacturers need to be attentive to those emerging markets.

"The world is now flat," says Dorn. "Competition comes from everywhere, so manufacturers need to be everywhere."

Because of that, Acxiom has partnered with Smart Business to present a special one-hour webinar: "Driving Global Sales for Manufacturers: Why global growth for manufacturers is more important than ever."

During the webinar — on Wednesday, September 19 at 1:00pm EST — we will discuss why global sales for manufacturers is critical, what factors should be considered in developing or refining the  international strategy, and, finally, present a roadmap that can be employed to optimize chances for success.

Featured panelists will be Zia Daniell Wigder, Vice President and Research Director, Forrester Research; Jennifer Barrett Glasgow, Global Privacy and Public Policy Executive, Acxiom; and Michael Biwer, Managing Director, Acxiom.

"As you enter the global market, it is imperative you understand the privacy laws in each country as they are quite complex and some are very stringent, for example, having criminal penalties for some violations," says Barrett Glasgow.

Other topics to be discussed include:

  • How to determine which countries to enter and what data to gather to understand regional customer requirements
  • Recommended approaches to building country-specific strategies that can help facilitate smooth transitions, lowest possible cost-of-entry, and consistent performance
  • Considerations for navigating the complex web of country-specific data protection and privacy laws companies must adhere to in their efforts to connect with customers and prospects
  • Best practices used by leading companies that have successfully entered new markets

"The U.S. and European economies are still recovering and the balance of growth is constantly shifting," says Dorn. "For example, China and Brazil have been experiencing strong growth. They are encountering a maturity curve, but that doesn't lessen the importance of the issue — manufacturers need to be diversified and have a presence in all major world markets."

The webinar, "Driving Global Sales for Manufacturers: Why global growth for manufacturers is more important than ever" will be held at 1:00 pm EST on Wednesday, September 19.

Click here to register for this free event!

Published in Akron/Canton
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 13:09

Why SBA Financing?

Learn how SBA Financing can help your business grow & succeed

Thursday, May 31, 2012

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST (US & Canada)

Cost: FREE

Registration is required: Click Here to Register

If link does not work, type the following address into your URL:

http://www.pncwebinars.com/SBA


Brief description of the topic:

In trying to grow their businesses, owners often find themselves seeking credit to finance those expansions.

Join Kreischer Miller, Fox Rothschild LLP and PNC Bank for this free webinar that will be hosted by PNC Bank and Smart Business to learn how U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs may help.

The SBA offers a variety of loan programs that provide basic to complex financing solutions that business owners might not be able to attain conventionally. Hear from our well-versed panel — a CPA, an attorney and a senior SBA business development officer  — who will go through case studies that show the unique ways SBA loans can be structured to help businesses successfully grow and expand.

In this session you will learn:

  • How the SBA transformed since the Small Business Jobs Act was passed in 2010
  • Benefits of SBA financing vs. conventional financing
  • Overview of the SBA 7(a), 504 and Express Loan Programs
  • Case studies showing creative ways SBA loans can be structured

Panelists include:

Steven E. Staugaitis, a CPA and leader of Kreischer Miller’s Entrepreneurial Services specialty services group. Steve focuses on serving privately held companies with their accounting, tax and business advisory needs.

Thomas J. Kent, Jr., is a partner and Attorney for Fox Rothschild and co-chairs the firm’s Franchising, Licensing & Distribution Practice. He focuses on franchise law as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Lisa Kennedy, Vice President, Senior Business Development Officer at PNC Bank is one of the top SBA lenders in the nation. With over 22 years of SBA financing experience, she has helped fund over $150 million in SBA loans.

The Webinar and/or materials were prepared for general  information purposes only and are not intended as legal, tax, accounting or  financial advice,  or recommendations to buy or sell securities or currencies or to engage in any specific transactions, and do not purport to be comprehensive.  Under no circumstances should any information contained in the seminar, and/or materials be used or considered as an offer or a solicitation of an offer to participate in any particular transaction or strategy.  Any reliance upon any such information is solely and exclusively at your own risk. Please consult your own counsel, accountant or other advisor regarding your specific situation.  Any views expressed in the seminar and/or materials are subject to change without notice due to market conditions and other factors.

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Published in Akron/Canton