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Definition Of Trade Leads

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Trade Leads are basically selling and buying offers. This comprises of any business opportunity that a company can actively pursue.

What are the best ways to find trade leads?

1. Embassies and Consulates

One way to search for trade leads is to call or physically show up at embassies of the country you are interested to invest in. Their role is to guide you and give as much information as possible in order to help your company expand to new markets. In theory, this is a great resources but not all embassies will help you unfortunately. This really depends on the person responsible for the economic development present at the embassy. For me, I had both good and bad experiences. My good experiences involved getting a wealth of business information and advice which made me extremely optimistic about investing my time to search for opportunities. On the other hand, there was also times when the person in charge had no business experience and knowledge and was unable to help me.

2. Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of commerce are local networks and associations of business people working toward increasing their opportunities. They do this by voting for a board of directors who in turn will represent their voices in the community. They also organize networking meetings which allows its members to interact with new people and sometimes create some business transactions. Another big advantages is that local chambers sometimes partner up with international chambers allowing you interact with more people in other countries.

3. B2B marketplaces and trade portals

The internet has become a vital part for doing businesses thanks to B2B trade portals. These sites basically help companies sell their products and commercial services by allowing them to promote their buying and selling leads. You can also find priceless global trade resources to help you expand to new markets. The most important advantage of these marketplaces is that you can continually search for business opportunities 24 hours a day whenever you have time.

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