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Monica Smiley is editor and publisher of Enterprising Women. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW). To learn more about how you can become a mentor in the Peace Through Business program or donate to the organization, visit www.ieew.org. Contact her at msmiley@enterprisingwomen.com.

UPS has officially launched an X-Port Challenge for businesses seeking to take their products / services abroad.

UPS has officially launched an X-Port Challenge for businesses seeking to take their products / services abroad.We are very excited to announce that UPS has officially launched an X-Port Challenge for businesses seeking to take their products / services abroad.

The UPS X-PORT Challenge is a promotion designed to support businesses that have international growth aspirations, and to introduce these businesses to UPS and their international capabilities. Businesses can apply to earn an opportunity to pitch their solutions/products and win up to $10,000 in export shipping credits from UPS.

A designated panel of judges will select 10 finalists to participate at a Pitch-Off event. If selected as a finalist, applicants will pitch the judges on why their business is ready for the global marketplace. Three winners will be selected based on their international appeal and execution strategy.

Prizes:

Grand Prize: $10,000 in export shipping from UPS
2nd Place: $2,500 in export shipping from UPS
3rd Place: $1,000 in export shipping from UPS

Apply today at www.ups.com/x-portchallenge2016

The deadline for applications to be received is September 15th. Also attached is a flyer that can be shared. We are trying to get the word out regarding the X-Port challenge to as many people as possible. We appreciate your support and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me for further clarification.

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