Monday, January 19, 2015

New Resource For Doing Business In Mexico

About 4-5 years ago we began noticing a trend in international trade.  Prior to that time, the primary interest of both callers and email queries to our main website for sourcing products was about how and from whom to source products from China.

With steadily increasing labor costs in China and ever increasing costs to ship finished goods many companies that had moved their manufacturing to China were now looking closer to home or just south of our border.

There is even a new term for this trend - "nearshoring".

The growing trend in looking South of our border to do business in Mexico rather than half way around the world in China has continued and doing business in Mexico is now seen as a means of keeping both labor and transportation costs lower and the ultimate price of finished goods competitive.

The Mexico Business Portal was created to have a central location for ALL types of information, both current and past, for doing business in Mexico.

The Mexico Business Portal initially is set up using a software that compiles videos about various forms of business in Mexico.  The videos are gathered using keywords that have to do with Mexico business.

The software is not perfect and sometimes pulls videos that are not related to Mexico business but there full descriptions and screen captures from the videos so you do not waste your time clicking on something that is not related to what you are seeking.

The Mexico Business Portal also has a search engine that will help you target your video search to just the videos related to the subject matter you seek.  Categories are also provided to assist in your targeting.

Beyond the initial setup of this new doing business in Mexico website, other content will be added as time allows but for now, go take a look and let us know what you think - Mexico Business Portal.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Brian Kelly said...

A blog for import/export business. Just what I needed! I realize this may not be the best way to contact you but hey it's worth a shot. I just posted this comment on an Entrepreneur.com article for import/export and thought perhaps you being an advocate for this line of work you may be able to point me in the right direction. Thank you in advance for any insight.

I'm a social entrepreneur living in Bali, Indonesia, home to some of the most incredible artisan crafts in the world. Hand carved wood sculptures, custom sterling silver, paintings, statues, the list goes on. The prices are extremely low compared to what I've seen online for retail value. I'm working on a project to raise funds for various social causes and sustainability efforts (i.e. www.greenschool.org). Exporting goods from Bali seems like a no brainer, although I'm not interested in launching a full blown import/export company as detailed in this post. My ideal scenario would entail being the boots on the ground here in Bali, tasked with sourcing and shipping all the best products and ship out to the pros (suppliers, retailers, etc.) to hand off the heavy duty lifting. Is this wishful thinking or does this type of role/arrangement exist? If so, what steps would I take to get hooked up with the right buyers/contacts? Thanks in advance for any feedback!

9:52 PM  
Blogger Ron Coble said...

I am no longer 'actively' involved in the import export business - so much has changed since I got started and the website/blogs are not well maintained and will probably be put up for sale later this year.

With that said, there is a fairly new book (2013) that is published by a extremely knowledegable lady from Chicago who has worked in international trade for a very long time - here is a link http://goo.gl/uw27Nb to where you can read about her book and review what others say about it. The kindle version is the best price and you do not need to have a kindle reader to read kindle books - you can download Amazon's no cost kindle reader program for PC's.

This will provide you with the most up to date guidance.

I wish you success!

8:57 AM  

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