The export business helps many of our readers earn and others, like…
Photo: Glenn Sterling
this Ecuador family. They are weavers who also make a paper like material.
Stagflation… rising prices in a falling economy is here… has been for some time, but is now more obvious. The result are showing.
The September 13, 2011 USA Today article “Typical U.S. family got poorer during the past 10 years” by Dennis Cauchon and Barbara Hansen highlights this fact when it says (Bolds are mine): A typical U.S. family got poorer during the past 10 years in the first decade-long income decline in at least a half-century, new federal data show.
Median household income fell 2.3% to $49,445 last year and has dropped 7% since 2000 after adjusting for inflation, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. Income was the lowest since 1996.
Poverty rose, too. The share of people living in poverty hit 15.1%, the highest level since 1993, and 2.6 million more people moved into poverty, the most since Census began keeping track in 1959.
Over the past 40 years we have seen our readership dramatically increase their green, social, organic concerns. However, during the downside of the economic cycle, people may have to change. When someone loses their job and finds it hard to get another, they stop thinking about whether a potential employer is using fair trade products in the goods. When a family is at risk of losing their home to foreclosure, they stop worrying about a hungry child in emerging nations. When a person is starving… even the poorest quality food starts to look good.
We know that people are suffering because of the global economic shifts. We see this from our readers every day. We know that the global economy is likely to get worse before it gets better. Economies ALWAYS have cycles. We also know that those who are prepared do best during the downside of the cycle.
To help, we have expanded our focus on surviving the loss of jobs and currency purchasing power though micro businesses. Economic sluggishness creates extra opportunity in equities, real estate, commodities and for those who create their own micro business.
Yet we have tried to maintain a green… fair trade focus as well.
We have started a program to help our readers create their own micro business working with these businesses as introducers, dealers and distributors.
We started this micro business program for our readers with five businesses who offer products and services we love.
#1: Purely Green/Bio Wash
#2: Jyske Global Asset Management (JGAM)
#3: Candace Newman Essential Oils
#4: Ecuador Roses
#5: Ecuador Export Products
Each of these products offers a special social benefit as well as income opportunity.
Ecuador roses and exports promote employment of the poor and Veriflora certified roses (those offered in the program) encourage fair trade, humanitarian, healthy, employment.
The latest Ecuador export tour was recently completed and Bonnie Keough who conducts and continually expands these tours wrote:
This is my latest discovery for the export tour. We visited a multi-generational family home workshop near Peguche. There were at least 4 generations, maybe 5, present for our visit. Everyone was very gracious and welcomed us into their home. Prices on the goods were very fair so the group gained an economic as well as cultural benefit and our purchases helped support eight families. Their workshop is at the back of the house, not visible from the street at all. They have several large looms used to weave scarves, ponchos and shawls in various materials and styles. Many of the vendors at Otavalo market purchase goods from these folks to resell in their booths.
These shots taken by our friend and Super Thinking teacher, Glenn Sterling, shows how one never knows what to expect on an Ecuador export tour.
One begins seeing exquisite beauty overlooking a small…
a simple home it appears with…
a guard dog perhaps? Not really just an invitation to see that there is…
more than meets the…
Here is an entire factory supporting an entire family old and…
The last Ecuador export tour looked at products that…
can earn and help people like this. They thank you. The…
Win… win for all.
Glenn wrote: This is a home near Peguche (in the town) where the family has a lot of looms and weaving equipment. This woman has taken some paperlike material from a press and is letting it dry after being pressed. The press is huge (she’s standing beside it). Out back there is the canal from the lake where the women are washing clothing and there are many pups running around – hence the dog shots.
This paperlike making seems to be a sideline for them as the room in this picture is separate and adjacent to the weaving looms (a back room). One of my favorites is the elderly lady entering the home from the light outside making her look like an angel.
What an experience.
This is why we are pleased to include Ecuador exports in our micro business program.
We provide three e-courses that can help you develop your own micro business that we designed to help you earn anywhere you live in the world.
When you complete one of the courses above and attend one of our International Business and Investing Seminars (the next is October 7-8-9), you will be qualified to enroll for referrer, distributor and dealer programs for Ecuador Imbabura Export Products PLUS any other mico business programs we develop., Purely Green, Bio Wash… Jyske Global Asset Management (JGAM)… Candace Newman Essential Oils… and Ecuador Roses… PLUS any other mico business programs we develop.
You can learn more about our October 7-9 North Carolina Course here.
Or you can attend an Ecuador Export Tour instead of the October seminar. Details below.
We have started the beta micro business program. The good news is that we are not charging a penny more more. Our International Business Made EZ online course and our International Business Made EZ seminars remain the same price though we’ll now offer subscribers an entrance to doing business with these many, special turnkey businesses that offer income, as well as social and environmental opportuntities.
The overall service can bring you the following benefits:
#1: Connect you via our our online course “International Business Made EZ” to here and now specific business opportunities.
#2: Keep you in touch with other readers in the program, share business tips, ideas contacts and even website support in some instances.
#3: Local lead assistance. We can zero in as close as 20 miles to a location so for example we can send a separate email to every reader within 20 miles of the address of a referrer. And although we won’t release the names in that area, we can send them a note of the opportunity.
We have general plans at this stage but find the best way to develop systems is to refine through action. We expect our beta program this year to clarify how we can best help our readers develop successful micro businesses.
Step one is to order one of the three online programs.
You must complete one of the online business development courses above and attend an International Business and Investing Seminar to be eligible.
Most readers who enroll in our Online Courses and attend our International Business and Investing Seminar have their own business in mind. Our courses and seminars will help make your business ideas work better. Those who do not have a business idea can join in our turnkey micro business program.
Enrollment for our October 7-9 North Carolina Course click here for details.
Ecuador Exports Service
Ecuador Living’s Ecuador Export Service has expanded.
The ability to earn extra income may be one of the most important assets you can have when living in Ecuador. Having an Ecuador export business is one good way to earn.
Jewelry is one of many Ecuador exports.
Ecuador has evolved as an export center and we have expanded our export service to create custom export tours that fit each person’s schedule and particular desires.
Most tours start in Quito as the greatest number of crafts come from villages such as Cotacachi, Peguche, Otavalo, San Antonia de Ibarra, Atuntaki and throughout the province of Imbabura.
We can arrange for you to meet the artists, designers, creators, craftsmen, wholesalers of products that suit your business ideals and arrange visits of workshops, homes and markets.
Improve the quality of your life, expand your horizons and reduce the tax you pay as you increase asset protection by having an overseas company and overseas income!
Join other like minded souls in Ecuador. Learn how to gain freedom and self fulfillment through an Ecuador export business.
In wood products.
In Ecuador’s art.
In jewelry and all types of exports.
This tour goes to the high Andes.
You’ll see products from Zuleta where they create handmade “green” cotton-one-of-a-kind tableware, shirts, specialty items.
Here you see them in hand sewn embroidery from the village of Zuleta. In this Andean community near us hand embroidery has been an important form of artistic expression and adornment for centuries. Andean cultures have long boasted superior textiles, far surpassing those of Europe. The weavers of the Andes could produce material with as many as five hundred two-ply woolen wefts per inch compared to one hundred in Europe.
The women of Zuleta are renowned for unique hand embroidered designs and colors. Their styles are so unique they have become a form of cultural identification.
Flowers are popular in Otavalan sweaters as well. Plus the ladies of Intag make flowers from plant fiber.
Delegates who use this export service are also eligible for The Ecuador Living Club Ecuadorshop Logistics Service offered by Flower exporter Roberto Ribadeneira.
Roberto Ribadeneira speaking at our seminar about how he can shop, ship and charge for Ecuador export businesses.
Here is a business lesson from the Texas Rangers.
Texas Ranger badge.
The ultimate form of financial security is to serve in a way you love through your own business.
Improved technology continually makes this easier but increased ability to serve is often hindered by red tape.
Almost everyone has heard of the Texas Rangers. They are the oldest law enforcement body on the North American Continent and have helped bring in many famous criminals like John Wesley Hardin and Bonnie and Clyde.
We were really tickled to hear from a delegate of the Ecuador Export tours that he had sold hundreds of embossed Ecuador leather backpacks to the Texas Rangers and that was just the first order. However it turned out that there was one thing that even these famous lawmen could not overcome…. red tape.
Almost no one has heard of the 106 rules the current administration has passed in the last three years that collectively will cost taxpayers more than $46 billion annually in compliance and lost productivity.
As you’ll see below the process of shifting from a small to medium or large Ecuador exporter requires a lot and growing amount of red tape… so much so that it overwhelms even the large Ecuador rose farms.
However there are two rays of sunshine that can help with this problem. The first is the The Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Act (H.R. 4078).
The website of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee wrote a report that says: July 26, 21012 the House Passed the “Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act”. Measure freezes new job-killing regulations and streamlines rulemaking process.
(WASHINGTON)—The House of Representatives today passed a comprehensive regulatory reform bill to cut red tape and make the federal rulemaking process more friendly to job creators. The measure included several provisions previously passed by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
“The Obama Administration has issued some 106 rules in its first three years that collectively will cost taxpayers more than $46 billion annually in compliance and lost productivity. This is four times the number of major regulations and five times the cost of rules issued in the prior administration’s first three years,” Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Issa said.
“In more than 30 hearings, examinations and public forums, our Committee has heard loud and clear from job creators across the country who tell us that red tape imposed by the federal government chokes economic expansion and hurts job creation. Nonpartisan research surveys report that the American public feels the same way—with an overwhelming majority saying federal regulations are a major reason why the economy is struggling. This bill helps unwind much of this unnecessary red tape and frees entrepreneurs and business owners to do what they do best: create jobs and opportunity,” Issa added.
See a link below to The Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Act (H.R. 4078).
This is why we are pleased to introduce the second bit of good small business news, a new benefit for our Export Service delegates.
First, let’s look at the red tape to export from Ecuador to the USA.
#1: A US company.
#2: A continuous bond, which has to be purchased each year to be eligible to register to import with the US Customs.
#3: A broker who has a power of attorney authorizing them to handle your imports.
#4: A US bank account to pay US customs department when taxes and duties are due.
Plus if you are selling direct to customers and accepting credit cards, you need:
#1: A verifiable credit history and Social Security number.
#2: A gateway company to process the charges.
#3: A credit card merchant account.
#4: A certified, secure shopping cart.
#5: An annual PCI compliance review and certification
#6: An EIN number provided by the IRS
#7: A sales number issued by the state of Florida.
#8: A Physical US address (PO box not allowed).
#9: Monthly accounting system.
#10: IRS annual sales report.
This along with the 106 new regulations adds so much expense and bother that even the large rose plantations in Ecuador cannot keep up.
Fortunately there is a solution and a special benefit for you if you have an Ecuador export business.
Our import logistic provider sent me this note: Gary, A great new system has developed in Ecuador so that Flower Shops can now order direct from the rose plantations.
The way things have worked is that flower shops received their flowers from a local vendor, who got them from a distributor who got them from an importer, who dealt with a farm.
Or the flower shop purchased them from someone like me who buys them from a farm and ships them by FedEx.
This has expanded our business because in order to sell and import direct into the USA there is an endless list of things to do. (They are described above).
The Ecuadorshop Logistics service provides all these services for exporters in importers into the USA.
The farms can sell to the flower shops but have no way of charging them nor of getting the flowers through customs. Our company does everything for them as their logistics provider.
We charge the buyers credit cards, do the FedEx labels, send the tracking number, deal with customs, pay duties when rehired, use our bond and broker coordinate and pay the rose plantation.
The plantations find that complying with all these requirements is too expensive we do the entire logistic service.
The farm only has to grow, harvest and sell the roses. Our logistics service takes care of everything else.
Every farm I have talked to has signed with me.
I am happy to now provide an even more special exclusive service to your Ecuador Living Club members and export tour delegates.
I can provide our logistics service for Ecuador exports beyond roses.
There are two more very special benefits.
First, our logistics service can pay manufactures in Ecuador.
Second, our service can monitor production and quality and assure timely delivery.
I have met many of your export tour delegates who have found really greet products that they sell really well. However once they return to the US they can’t restock unless they return to Ecuador.
If they do reorder but are not present for delivery, they are at the mercy of the manufacturer… which creates a huge quality control problem. These importers get whatever suppliers here send them.
Many don’t even try to reorder. They don’t know how. They don’t want to wire money without seeing the product and being are of delivery.
Many others just have no idea or find that the income is not worth the time, effort and cost of all the red tape.
The good news is that I do not get in-between the importer and buyer either. I set a price for my service and the importer knows his product cost.
Our service is provided for a set fee so the importer knows all costs and can price his product accordingly.
This is a great service that provides every detail for importing products into the USA. We have used this logistics service ourselves for years. One big benefit is that the service can send each product direct to the buyer in the USA. We sell Ecuador roses… charge the customer and deliver the order to our logistics service. Everything else is handled by the service. The tracking notice and the roses are delivered direct to the buyer. The logistics service then charges our credit card and pays the supplier… so no money has to be wired to Ecuador.
The Ecuadorshop Logistics service makes large and medium scale Ecuador exporting possible. Our Ecuador Living Club and the Ecuador export tours make this service possible from smaller businesses. As you can imagine a service of this nature requires substantial set up and personal attention. Normally this would be available only to larger businesses such as rose plantations. Due to the size of our readership… the size limitation for acceptance has been removed. This is an exclusive service available to our Ecuador Living Club members and to the delegates who use our Ecuador export service.
Turning your passion into profit with your own business makes sense in these technological times… if you can outrun growth in red tape. The Ecuadorshop logistic service can help stop red tape from putting your business in the red.
The ultimate form of financial security is to serve in a way you love through your own business. Exporting can be fun and fulfilling as well as profitable. Improved technology continually makes having your own global micro business easier if you can eliminate most of the red tape.
Please contact Gary Scott at for details about private export tours at firstname.lastname@example.org
The September 13, 2011 USA Today article “Typical U.S. family got poorer during the past 10 years“
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