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Chris Martinez Presenting at the CEO Bootcamp on June 4, 2015

By on May 18, 2015 in Blog, News |

What country do you think has the 8th largest number of internet users in the world? If you answered Mexico then you’re right. In fact, this year Mexico will have more internet users than GERMANY. My name is Chris Martinez and I’m the CEO and Co-Founder of WebsiteEn5Dias and I’m super excited to be presenting at Mexico Sales Made Easy’s CEO Bootcamp on June 4th and I hope you’ll be joining me. In my presentation you’ll learn: Why it’s essential to get online in Mexico TODAY  The reasons why Facebook is so much more important than Google  How to generate Hundreds of leads in Mexico for just pennies on the dollar And I’m even going to give you a complete roadmap as to how to build your online presence in Mexico so that you make money FAST. Succeeding online in Mexico is incredibly easy compared to the United States IF you know what you’re doing so make sure you sign up for the CEO Bootcamp on June 4th and I’ll show YOU exactly how to dominate in this rapidly expanding...

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Why You Should Do Business in Mexico

By on May 3, 2015 in Blog, News |

We found this great article from American Express about why now is the time to be expanding your business into Mexico. We will be conducting a 1-Day CEO Bootcamp on June 4, 2015 in San Diego and we’ll be talking about this exact subject in much more detail. Click Here to Learn more about our 1-Day CEO Bootcamp Source: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/why-you-should-do-business-in-mexico/ By Katie Morell Entrepreneurs with a touch of wanderlust are looking to Mexico as a viable business location, and for smart reasons. Elizabeth Helsley fell in love with Mexico while on a yearlong college study abroad trip to Mexico City. After graduating in 2001, she went back home and worked in San Diego until a U.S.-based company relocated her back to Mexico City. She was thrilled with the opportunity, so much so that in 2010 she left the company and started her international consulting business Global Luxe in Guadalajara. “I get up and am excited to go to work every day,” she beams. Entrepreneurs like Helsley with a touch of wanderlust are looking to Mexico as a viable business location, and for smart reasons. First: while the rest of the world reels from financial meltdown, Mexico’s economy is going strong. “After the crisis of 2008, Mexico proved to be very stable,” says Mauricio Monroy, president of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce California Regional Chapter. “We had a similar situation in the late ’90s and since then, our banks have gotten healthy and diversified, so we are nicely insulated from what the rest of the world is going through.” Second: the exchange rate. At press time, 1 USD was equivalent to around 12 Mexican pesos. This is good for Mexico, as the peso has historically been worth much less. The result: “It is cheaper for Mexicans to buy U.S. products and services,” he says. Third: the lack of culture shock on the part of Mexican consumers. American products, advertising and services are commonplace in Mexico, making it that much easier for U.S.-born entrepreneurs to launch a business inside the country. Fourth: U.S. companies can establish a presence in Mexico and stay owned and managed by U.S. nationals. “In many other countries, you have to hire a local employee,” Monroy says. “Here, it’s not hard to start...

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Top 5 Reasons Your Product Will Get Stuck at the Mexico Border

By on Feb 13, 2015 in News |

Anyone who has had to deal with Mexican authorities, either on a personal or business basis, will have had experience of how concerned they are with having paperwork in order. Hispanic countries seem to take documentation to whole new level, and Mexico is no different. Each i must be dotted, and each t crossed. When you are about to export goods to Mexico, you should prepare for an administrative and logistics minefield. You will need to present comprehensive documentation to support the import of your goods, and the distribution within Mexico’s borders. Any discrepancies or deficiencies in the paperwork and your goods will be seized and held until the problem areas are resolved to the satisfaction of the Mexican Importation Laws, which are administered by the General Customs Administration. Before your product crosses into Mexico, imported goods need to stop and be unloaded at a receiving warehouse on the US side. What I mean is, that your truck can not drive right across the border, deliver the product and drive back over the border. But it’s before even loading your goods onto the truck, or into the hold of a ship or plane, that the problems with importation could begin. The top five reasons your goods might get stuck at the Mexican border range from the temporary to the almost indefinite. 1) Your goods are miss-classified All of your goods will need to be classified for import duty payments. The documentation must conform to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), and this includes identifying them as NAFTA or non NAFTA imports. Underneath this classification comes a sub-classification by industry. The goods to be imported must be annotated as to the industry for which they are being imported, as this, too, will have an impact on duties payable. Once at customs for clearing, the professional customs expert cannot change the classification details. It is up to the exporter/ importer to ensure the classification paperwork is in order, and though this can often be done online, it is a lengthy process. You will need to provide proof of the payment of any import duties and taxes payable. These might include IVA (VAT), customs processing fees, warehouse fees, and special taxes on production...

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3 Things You Absolutely need to do before start selling in Mexico.

By on Feb 13, 2015 in News |

There are any number of great reasons to sell your products to Mexico. Mexico has a robust and growing economy and a thriving middle class. And, the median age in Mexico is 27 years old – an open-minded target marketready to adapt to new brands, new experiences and new products. They have a lifetime of consumption ahead of them with anticipated larger disposable incomes – a perfect market to introduce YOUR products to NOW. Consider that Mexico is one of the most ‘open to trade’ countries in the world and has an economy larger than Canada, Korea or Spain. Combine that with an economy that’s booming and a sophisticated import infrastructure designed to support businesses that export to Mexico. Take a close look at the potential and you’ll quickly see the advantage to your bottom line. Mexico represents market share you can’t afford to ignore. You can get the new business, or your competitors can. With so much new business to be had, exploring the idea of doing business in Mexico is a no-brainer. Of course, crossing the border means dealing with government regulations – ours and theirs. It’s not complicated, but you must be compliant. Not just because it’s the law – though that obviously matters – but because it can cost you time and money and you can’t afford to waste either. Here are three things you absolutely need to do before you start selling to Mexico. 1. You Must Register Your Trademark in Mexico Registering, and protecting your trademark in Mexico is a must when doing business in Mexico. Having your trademark registered in the U.S. or Canada DOES NOT means you have legal rights to that trademark in Mexico. If you don’t register your trademark, you’re not prohibited from using it, but you could very easily lose it to someone else who decides to register it – they can do so legally if you have not. Avoid costly litigation and potential headaches by registering your trademark BEFORE you export your goods to Mexico. It can be a long and costly process to defend your trademark, so it’s better to be prepared in advance. It’s like that old adage about closing the barn door after the...

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