Testimonials

“The virtual version of “The Riddle of the Exporter™” course exceeds expectations of what this course is supposed to be.  As Facilitator of the course at the PR-SBTDC International Trade Center, I can testify that The Riddle of the Exporter is a very effective tool for traders who are both in the initial stage to export and to improve the processes that already had started.  In the same way, the participants receive the confidence they need to collectively begin to work on the export potential of their business, the search for markets, ways of marketing internationally, export plans, insurance and export financing.”

Rafael M., International Trade Center Director, Puerto Rico Small Business & Technology Development Centers


On the Riddle of the Exporter™ Workbook, “It’s an exporting cheat sheet….on steroids!  Here’s why I love it…. Because it’s all condensed into one book, it helps me remember every aspect that I need to consider when working with a business that is exporting or interested in selling globally.  The Riddle of the Exporter™ offers a comprehensive method to export backed by an easy-to-follow workbook.”

Lisa R, Independent Consultant


“As a Business Banker, I highly recommend attending The Riddle of the Exporter™ seminar.  The seminar is advertised toward new exporters however there is so much good information, even companies that have been exporting for years can benefit from this information and The Riddle of the Exporter™ 8-step process.”

Bradley T., Citibank


 “As the owner of a company that exports over 50% of our sales, I wish I would have heard this presentation 20 years ago!”

David P., President of Plastronics, Inc


“The Riddle of the Exporter™ should be mandatory for all U.S. small businesses regardless of product or service!”

Lin O., Lead Faculty at Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses


“I would personally like to thank you for your help with the business plan we submitted in the Free Trade Alliance Education Foundation International Business Plan Program.  We had no clue what we were doing or how it would get done but you helped us tremendously!  The Riddle of the Exporter™ program helped organize our thoughts, gave us a platform of what to research and in the end helped us bring together our global idea with global marketing strategies.  As the first ever team to compete from the Alamo Colleges we were able to use The Riddle of the Exporter™ to place 3rd in the Undergraduate category.  This competition covered 18 teams representing schools from 23 countries!  It was a proud moment for all of us.

Naphtali B. & James L. and all of Team #15


“Elyse spoke for our International Women’s Day event on Export Compliance.  I never thought of compliance as an exciting topic but Elyse made the complex content so relevant, clear and entertaining that the audience was completely captivated and will remember The Riddle of the Exporter™ forever.  Congratulations to Elyse for finding the perfect combination of expert advice and wow-factor!”

Elizabeth G., President Organization of Women in International Trade – Utah


“Elyse spoke at the Texas Economic Development Council Conference on “Exporting for Growth”.  In a short amount of time, she was able to explain the complex topic of exporting and its economic impact in a way that was interesting and entertaining.”

Nancy W., VP Frisco Economic Development Corporation


“Recently Unicom Engineering Group (formerly Network Engines Inc) engaged the services of Elyse Eriksson, The Riddle of the Exporter™ to assist in promoting Trade Compliance Awareness among employees in the company.  Participant feedback was positive.  They expected the classes to be monotonous, but Elyse added interaction with fun to each section of the program that stimulated interest.  Each of these employees now have a better understanding of the importance of Trade Compliance and why their respective due care and diligence is important to the success of Unicom Engineering.  Thank you Elyse for an outstanding job.”

Unicom Engineering


“You take big, complex topics and break them down so people can understand and in such a fun way. You hit all the key points and the day flew by.”

Kathleen M., State Director Minnesota International Trade


“Elyse has one of the best techniques I have seen for attendee retention of information long after the training.”

Casey J., Director, Pacific Islands SBDC Network


“As a Business Banker, I began with basic knowledge of export but now I can confidently speak to import/export transactions and help my clients succeed financially. I would highly recommend The Riddle of the Exporter™ Seminar.”

Megan N., BB&T, Global Chamber-International Banker of the Year 2016


The Riddle of the Exporter™ International Letters of Credit video was selected by USAID and translated into Arabic to train bankers in the redevelopment of Iraq.  Also available in Spanish, French, Mandarin and Portuguese.


Testimonials from the Women’s Global Trade Empowerment Forum sponsored by the International Trade Administration and U.S.  Export Assistance Centers for a select group of women business owners from the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  Elyse was the Coordinator for The Industry Focus Group.

“I feel very fortunate to have participated in the WGTEF and the Women’s Event Industry Focus Group.  Elyse Eriksson was an outstanding facilitator and source of support for the entire program.  I have done business with professionals across the globe and rarely do I meet someone who wins the trifecta of exceptional ability, warmth of personality, and great experience.  Thank you all.”

Jennifer B., Worldwise Coach


“The Woman’s Trade Empowerment Forum presented a great program, where experts offered solid advice, explaining the logic behind the different topics.  Well done! Working with Elyse Eriksson and Betty Sue, Export Queen was an outstanding experience.  Particularly having an export plan outline at the end of the program.  Practically, we were given a Starter Kit, The Riddle of the Exporter™ Workbook, as how to be a successful exporter.”

Ivette C., Global Bridge Network


“It is with great pleasure that I write these words, I greatly appreciate all the guidance and patience that you provided over the past weeks.  The V-WGTEF was a unique experience that has changed my life. It was good to meet BettySue Export Queen in person.  Thanks for the laughter and the reality of life.  I am proud to say that I completed the class because of you and so many others who worked to keep me on track.  Best wishes to you in all your endeavors.”

Mary C., M & R Medical Supply