Laurel J. Delaney is founder and president of Chicago-based GlobeTrade.com, a management consulting company that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses go global. The United States Small Business Administration has recognized Ms. Delaney as a world-renowned global small business expert by naming her the Illinois Exporter of the Year. Laurel also serves as President of the nonprofit Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®.
She is the author of Start and Run a Profitable Exporting Business, Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably (2016; 2nd edition and endorsed by Good to Great author Jim Collins) published by Apress Media, and Exporting Essentials: Selling Products and Services to the World Successfully (2014) also published by Apress Media. She oversees the ExportingGuide.com publication.
Laurel is the creator of The Global Small Business Blog, which is ranked No. 1 in the world for entrepreneurs and small businesses interested in going global, director of the Global Small Business Forum, and serves as Chicago Chapter Chair for the Women Presidents’ Organization.