Practical Experience for the Global Marketplace

Should some black America small business owner and entrepreneurs seek alternative practical experience to penetrate the global marketplace? Such practical experience should provide inroads to global projects that would allow small business owner and entrepreneurs to engage in import/export opportunities with other countries. While comparable practical projects maybe introduced via traditional trade organizations to specific business groups; they may not be geared towards the black business community.  Therefore, as we continue to discuss our racial-economic imperil within the U.S.; we must develop collaborative mechanisms with overseas black entrepreneurs. We should be mindful that some black American entrepreneurs study, work and reside in foreign countries.  And their presence in foreign countries could be a pathway for collaborative business opportunities for the black community.

For instance some of these overseas black entrepreneurs access are not just limited to raw material provider, appropriate manufacture and supplier selection, freight forwarder, custom broker and local transporters. Their access is well beyond these essential areas because they are rooted into the local business cultural; and thus they would be considered as business liaison for the black community. However, within another framework we should acknowledge that a majority of traditional trade representatives are indeed government employees. And thus black small business owner and entrepreneurs may have an additional option to access the global marketplace that is dependent upon strategic foreign partnerships. Nevertheless, some of these strategic business partnerships are possible with the assistance of black American entrepreneurs in foreign countries.

Unfortunately, specific black American small business owners and entrepreneurs have not advance far with their membership in traditional domestic trade organizations, which have misdirect and exploit them. Some of these traditional trade organizations that lack direct access to foreign trade opportunities are as much at fault as those that have access. And if this pattern persists it gives consent that these businesses should be handled in this fashion as opposed to those that have discovered their own way to engage in the global marketplace. Thus black America small business owners and entrepreneurs have always encounters some resistance from those who oppose their potential growth. And now a possible solution is to countermeasure such opposition to the global marketplace for this particular business group.

One such way for some small business owner and entrepreneurs can peep the global marketplace is to solicit overseas black entrepreneurs know how on specific country industries.  This solicitation process should require that these overseas black entrepreneurs provide tangible results based on direct access with specific country counterparts. And these direct access should have been developed through face-to-face negotiations with specific trade guidelines and procedures that guarantee mutual benefits. In addition, if any traditional trade organizations do not offer practical experience then black American small business owners and entrepreneurs should seek business opportunities with overseas black entrepreneurs. In such situations, it is possible that these traditional trade organizations perceive that certain black small business owner and entrepreneurs lack practical experience to penetrate the global marketplace;  and thus this perception could lead them to believe that they lack awareness on how to acquire such practical experience as well.  And a result, they are not obligated to educate them on how to penetrate the global marketplace.