UPS Presents Global Trade Seminar for Atlanta Businesses

Facilitated by, Seminars will Help Local Small- and Medium-Sized Companies Break Trade Barriers

Although still concerned about the economy, a growing number of small- and medium-sized companies are looking for effective ways to compete in today's rapidly changing business environment. Growth through Global Trade, a new interactive seminar series presented by UPS (NYSE:UPS) in conjunction with, will help these businesses learn how to leverage exporting to advance their company's bottom line.

The first seminar will be held at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce on July 27, 2010. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last until 12:30 p.m. Jim Beach and Chris Hanks, Atlanta-based small business experts and founders of, will facilitate the Growth through Global Tradeseminar series.

"There are several key factors which, when added together, can help any business grow through international trade," said Beach. "Growing through Global Trade will shed light on those key factors and provide tangible, realistic next steps designed to help Atlanta-based companies capture their share of global trade opportunities."

Additionally, in partnership with World Trade 100 magazine, UPS will launch the Growth through Global Trade award, which will recognize a small- or medium-sized business that has achieved success through exporting. Seminar participants will be able to submit their nominations online and the winner will be announced after the completion of the final Growth through Global Trade seminar in late 2010.

"Data from UPS's 2010 UPS Business Monitor United States shows that small- and medium-sized companies that export are more adaptable and resilient, but only one-third of these exporters have found that global trade has made a significant impact on their bottom line," said Dan Brutto, president of UPS International. "This tells us that American small- and medium-sized businesses need greater education on how to successfully export, and even more access to resources that can help them seize the unlimited opportunities that exist beyond U.S. borders."

UPS and are offering the Growth through Global Trade seminars free of charge. Following the Atlanta event, additional seminars will take place in San Jose, Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland and Providence, R.I. For more information or to register, visit

UPS is a longtime advocate of the benefits of international commerce. In addition to presenting the Growth through Global Trade seminar series, the company recently sponsored the Export Forum at National Small Business Week. Also during National Small Business Week, UPS unveiled the results of its Business Monitor United States, a nationwide survey of small- and medium-business exporters. Finally, UPS has developed a series of guides that offer compelling insights into business trends in specific international markets. 'Snapshots for Small Business' guides on Brazil, Canada, China, India, Poland and Vietnam can be downloaded at

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