Back in March 2021, I published YouTube video, going into some detail on “How To Start Your Own Freight Forwarding Business“, which I’ve posted above as you can see.
For those of you that watch it, you’ll know that I talk about Croner’s Reference Book for Exporters and what a great resource it was for me in my commercial days.
It had been many, many years since I used the book so as I searched for links to the book for several students to buy, I discovered the book has stopped being published. Obviously this goes to show my age!
I contacted Croners and I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that several years ago, Croner’s moved from printed book form to online and now all information is available via their website.
Free “Trade Lite” Account For ABTS Training Students
ABTS Training has now partnered with Croner-i to offer a free “Trade Lite” account to all our users, which I certainly recommend checking out.
On 29th June we held a free question and answer webinar covering the following questions:
How will the trade be affected if we have a hard Brexit?
What is the difference between a freight forwarding business and an import-export business? Is one part of the other?
How does one become a trade specialist without studying at a university?
Would setting up as an international trade agent be less credible than setting up as a limited company?
What training, magazines or certification (CITP / FIBP or so), TV program, webinars would suggest we look at in order to expand one’s knowledge about what’s happening in the world of Trade?
I’m planning to start my own import export business and granite or marble is one of the products I would like to start importing and distributing in Canada. Does this course get me ready to the point that I do not need a freight forwarder and clearing agent for my first transaction? Or does it make sense to work for a company doing the same and then launch my own company later?
Would a person who set up a business as an international trade agent sole trader be less credible in the eyes of international company’s than a person who set up the same business as a limited company?
The answers are discussed in our one hour recorded webinar above.