Laurel Delaney Title: Founder and President of GlobeTrade.com Education: Lake Forest Graduate School of Management Location: Chicago, Illinois Founder and president of Global Trade Source, Ltd.Author of three books on exportingHonored as SBA's Illinois Exporter of the YearAdjunct professor at Loyola University Experience Laurel Delaney is a former writer for The Balance and contributed 88 articles in nearly six years. She serves as president of Global Trade Source, Ltd., which she founded in 1985. She is a board member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum and a member of the International Council for Small Business. She serves as the Chicago chapter chair for the Women Presidents’ Organization.Delaney also has served as an adjunct professor of M.B.A. International Marketing at Loyola University Chicago.Awards & PublicationsDelaney was named Illinois Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.She has written three books:"Start and Run a Profitable Exporting Business," published in 1998"Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably, published in 2013"Exporting Essentials: Selling Products and Services to the World Successfully, published in 2014 Education Delaney holds a Master of Business Administration from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.