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Friday, September 7, 2012


Jim Foley is a frequent speaker on issues of international trade and teaches International Business courses at Bradley University. He is a Past President of NASBITE International, and now serves as the Director for the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential. He was elected Chairman of IATTO – International Association of Trade Training Organizations during the 2004 IATTO Forum in Cape Town, South Africa and is also chair of the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) International Interest Section.

Mr. Foley is the author of the book The Global Entrepreneur discussing techniques to expand international trade for small to midsize companies. First printed in 1999 and now in its second edition, numerous colleges and universities have adopted the text for undergraduate and MBA international business courses. The book has also been used by thousands of readers to expand their international business.

Prior to joining the trade center in 1994, Mr. Foley lived and worked in Europe for seven years. His overseas business experience includes positions in marketing, sales, and corporate management in the computer industry.Before London, Jim worked in Los Angeles in the software industry, and also lived in Mexico City where he earned a Spanish proficiency certificate.


East Lansing, Michigan