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by John Spiers


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Small Business International Trade has some specific challenges which this book illumines and solves

Small Business International Trade has some specific challenges which this book illumines and solves. but to what extent? Like the tennis pro who shows you how to get great improvement out of small changes, book assumes you can stand minimal disruption and risk. For those who desire to engage directly in world trade, and for those who are hired to do so, this book explains how small business trades worldwide.

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How Small Business Trades Worldwide : Your Guide to Starting or Expanding a Small Business International Trade Company Now. by John Wiley Spiers. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. John Spiers has produced a top-notch product with this book! I am very wary of accepting advice from those who tell you "how-to-do-it. Most of the time, you end up getting "advice" from some phony who has never really done it, but instead has made all his money on the books and materials claiming he has! John Spiers really HAS done it, and he's done it for over 20 years.

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Your Guide to Starting or Expanding a Small Business International Trade . John Wiley Spiers has been developing trade worldwide since 1974

Your Guide to Starting or Expanding a Small Business International Trade Company. At some point in most careers one considers the idea of starting a business. Surely you will finish the book before your business gets started, but by the time you finish the book, not only should you feel "ready to go," but actually be on your way. World trade is different from the domestic variety, and small is different from large business. John Wiley Spiers has been developing trade worldwide since 1974.

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Essentially, this book provides a guide for starting your own import/export business. Reading this book may help you to avoid making some common rookie mistakes if you are trying to start or expand a trade business

Essentially, this book provides a guide for starting your own import/export business. Reading this book may help you to avoid making some common rookie mistakes if you are trying to start or expand a trade business. It can also serve as a highly useful general reference to help you navigate the startup world in the global trade industry.

At some point in most careers one considers the idea of starting a business. Some people want to pursue a dream, some figure they can beat the boss at his or her own game, and for some people unemployment forces the issue. US Customs tells us most international traders are small businesses, and world trade continues to grow rapidly. Given the improvements in transportation and communication worldwide, inevitably now small business in USA has some international component...some more than others. Surely there is no safer investment for your time and money than self-employment. Surprisingly, for many who start their own businesses, making money is not always the prime motivator. Nonetheless, recent studies provide some remarkable information about self-employment: 80% of the millionaires in USA became so in their own career - 2/3rds are self-employed; the self-employed are four times more likely to be millionaires than others. It seems the most common career move in becoming rich is to become self-employed. This book now shows you how to build a business and takes you through the steps so you will know you can do it, and is structured so you may take positive steps after each chapter toward building your business. Surely you will finish the book before your business gets started, but by the time you finish the book, not only should you feel "ready to go", but actually be on your way. World trade is different from the domestic variety, and small is different from large business. Small Business International Trade has some specific challenges which this book illumines and solves. Starting a business is necessarily disruptive... but to what extent? Like the tennis pro who shows you how to get great improvement out of small changes, book assumes you can stand minimal disruption and risk. For those who desire to engage directly in world trade, and for those who are hired to do so, this book explains how small business trades worldwide.

Comments: (7)

SkroN
Very well written and concise. Mr. Wiley provides a time tested approach and his knowledge is contagious. This book is not the typical "you can do it fluff" that dominates business book shelves (or digital space) but it is a realist approach to understanding the Import/Export trade and carving out your niche. Too many times one can read a book that will effectively set you out on the road to compete with non other than the billionaire giants, and what results is almost inevitable. This book is not for the faint of heart, because you will have to swallow some bitter truths and re examine your approach, but the good news is it is beautifully written to assist the go getter and provides guidance to focus on your particular competitive advantage.
I have noticed some buyers say this is "out of date". I would like to note that if Human History began 24 hours ago, Christ would have appeared just 14 minutes ago, so not having an edited or revised edition since 2007(?) is not really that big of a deal. You could also go to his website (an incredible source of information btw) and read the updates (http://www.johnspiers.com/Writing_files/hsbtww10th.pdf) and also read his responses to why he has not published a revised edition since the latest release. Many authors, good hearted they are, must obey the publishers request for an "update" or "revised edition", even if it is not particularly merited, just to make more sales.
No doubt I would definitely love to see more books from this Author, especially his opinion and analysis on the emergence of Alibaba as a perceived dominant player in International Trade and how this effects the Import/Export industry. Until then, this book covers a coherent study of international trade, how to incept and source your product, how to get it into retail, and how to manage your business when it is up and running. On the reverse side he also translates this approach for the Exporters.
Sat
This is a great book. By far the best I have read on this topic.

So many books on import/export are either full of the worst of business school filler and fluff or it’s all scammy get rich quick nonsense.

I have seen some complain that the book is 12 years old, but that is hardly any time at all in import/export. The idea that the popularity of Alibaba has some how changed the rules of the game will become obviously false as you read.

It’s obvious this author really knows his stuff. The book is well written too and I believe I read the whole thing in practically one sitting.

This book changed my views quite a bit and really opened my eyes. Some basics I was surprised to find out I did not fully understand, such as, what the real value of the importer is...to aggregate enough orders to justify a minimum run from an overseas supplier.

I was clearly falling prey to the “wanderer fantasy” and the “opportunist fantasy”. The author also illustrates some basic economic concepts using Austrian economics (perhaps the only school of economics I have found useful in real business...or perhaps that is my own bias). The difference between the Conservator and Innovator company is quite brilliantly illustrated. You will certainly understand why, trying to import socks and sell them to Wal-Mart is a DOOMED enterprise.

The only thing I wish was discussed more was exporting liquidations, overstocks, salvage and closeouts etc. I have been involved in this business domestically and was curious to know if exporting was a good opportunity or one of the areas in which newbies fail, such as makes which the author does a good job of warming, Liquidators are touched on very briefly at the end of the book, in that you should liquidate non-sellable merchandise as quickly as possible.

I have also known small business people who, allegedly, do well exporting used construction machinery. While it seems that dealing in the huge business of new lines of construction machines would be an insane project for the small business, is importing/exporting used machinery viable or not advisable? I’m still not quite sure.

But these are incredibly small points, and of course I can’t expect authors to write books with only me in mind.

Buy this book. If you have even an ounce of entrepreneurial interest you will find it impossible to put down. I’m off to read it again.
Beabandis
John Spiers is a great teacher and really knows his stuff. If you are interested in learning about the import export business this books is all you need. John shows you how its really done. A lot of other books say that the key to importing is going out in the world and finding a great product, and then bringing it back into the US and try to find buyers for it and then how to import it on a large scale. John explains that if you attempt to do that you are doomed to fail for two reasons, 1) Products that do well in a country are best designed in that country. Think of the iphone. Its designed in the United States, manufactured in China, and then imported. 2.) If you were to find a successful product, it wouldn't be long before any large or even medium sized retailer would simply go around you to get rid of the middle man. John talks about all of these things and more. He even has a video series on youtube that accompany the book.
How Small Business Trades Worldwide: Your Guide to Starting or Expanding a Small Business International Trade Company Now download epub
Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Author: John Spiers
ISBN: 0595199550
Category: Business & Money
Subcategory: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Language: English
Publisher: Seattle Teachers College Press (November 12, 2001)
Pages: 382 pages