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She's an  import-export expert.

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Otay Mesa, California and Tijuana, Mexico:  Meet Leonor Ferrer; she learned the ins-and-outs of this business working for somebody else. When her boss said that he was not interested in handling small businesses, people who only had small shipments to export or import, she struggled with herself, "Should I break away and start my own business to service these small accounts."

And, of course, she did.

Leonor did it so well, she came to the attention of the SBA and the Department of Commerce. She has received awards as the Small Business Exporter of the Year and she actively champions the small businesses who might otherwise never gain access to these markets. Her offices are less than 100 feet from the Tijuana border.

Leonor Ferrer is the first Hispanic customs broker in the greater San Diego area and she is still leading the way. She is president of the San Diego Chapter of National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America. She and thirty of the leading thinkers among the import/export business are eager to help you begin to go global.

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