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International Business, U.S. Exports

Exporting at the Speed of Light

An inspiring story of a laid-off U.S. worker, who became a global exporter entrepreneur and created jobs… Hats off! Reblogged courtesy of Ray Hays, Member of Arizona District Export Council.

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Doug Barry is an International Trade Specialist in the Trade Information Center, part of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

Two years ago he was laid off from his job at the height of the global financial crisis.  Eighteen months ago he started his own company with one employee:  himself.  Today he has 9 employees and is shipping wireless routers he makes to customers in almost 80 countries.

How’d he do it?

William Haynes owns Sabai Technology based in Simpsonville, South Carolina.  His success is due to a good product, timing, execution and some luck.  He also had crucial help from his friends at FedEx and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

He started selling routers to customers in the U.S.  Then he discovered a company that provided VPN service and who had customers overseas that wanted access to the…

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About rayhays

Ray Hays is an international executive and Member of the District Export Council of Arizona. Ray has over 20 years experience in franchising management, international business development and small business growth. He has field experience in over 50 countries, working for global market leaders in the service sector. He holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BS from Georgetown University.

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