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.
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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