With a growing middle class whose size is larger than the entire population of the United States, China is and will continue to be an important market for companies who sell internationally. To emphasize this point and to reach out to small businesses across the USA, Alibaba, Inc. hosted a two-day conference in Detroit in June. Gateway ‘17 was billed as the next step in a continued commitment to help American businesses, farmers and entrepreneurs grow and thrive.
Colleen Marie Kardasz is the Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network Director at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. Colleen is a licensed attorney with a background in marketing and PR who works with SMEs to start or expand their international business.