By: Sentinel Staff Report
We used to think having a job would bring us financial security.
But the decline of the past several months, with big businesses
cutting thousands of employees – millions out of work, over
all – we’re beginning to see that we can’t get
ahead without being in charge.
“If you want to make money, you have to be your own boss,”
says Roosevelt Roby, President and CEO of the World Business Exchange
Network. “This bad economy won’t last forever, but when
it does turn around, you have to be ready.”
He says entrepreneurs will hit the ground running while job seekers
stand in line for unemployment benefits. And it doesn’t matter
how much education or experience you have, there’s no quality
of life without cash flow.
But, while the economy looks bleak, people are still using products
and paying for them, not only in the United States but in foreign
countries as well. Statistics compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau
state that export trade is a multi-billion dollar a year industry.
Information on trade activity between foreign countries with each
U.S. state can be found on the website [http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/index.html].
If millions are made in export trade, Roby believes now is the
time for us to learn a new skill. He believes anyone with any common
sense can not only participate, but also be successful putting trade
deals together for a profit by becoming an import/export agent or
middleman. His company the WBE.NET Global Trade Association is an
Internet-based tool that entrepreneurs use to learn the basics,
from choosing an export product to the intricacies of following
all the details.
Roby got involved in export trade back in the 1980’s when
Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. During that time,
Reagan signed a bill called the Export Trading Company (ETC) Act
of 1982, to encourage U.S. exports and the creation of export trading
companies and trade associations, and to expand export trade services
Through the ETC Act, WBE.NET received an Export Trade Certificate
of Review issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce in concurrence
with the U.S. Department of Justice. The Certificate of Review authorizes
Roby to promote U.S. exports and to develop Exporting Trading Companies.
Roby says import/export trade can open the door to a brighter economic
future, once you have the knowledge. He’s on a mission to
train 100,000 of God’s NEW Millionaires. But, after 25 years
of following that path, he admits there is still a long way to go.
“Too many people still carry the stigma that being black holds
His message is simple: We need to take a common sense approach and
learn how to overcome fear and doubt about the future. We need to
proceed with a let’s do it attitude.
“We can’t allow the news reports to discourage us from
participating in the global economy,” says Roby. “In
fact, being black gives us an advantage. People across the world
think American Blacks are innovators. They try to mimic our style
in clothes and music. Let’s show them that we’re also
We all know what trade is. It’s been around since way before
Christ was born. After all, this country was founded on a trade
mission. In fact, some of our ancestors were once the product.
“Just look at the labels inside your clothes,” Roby
says, “everything comes from somewhere else. The problem is,
we’ve been on the buying side, importing goods into the U.S.
from foreign countries. What we need to learn is how to get on the
supply side, exporting U.S. made goods to the foreign countries.”
People think that exporting is hard. But Roby argues that’s
a matter of personal opinion. Thanks to the Internet, the process
of matching foreign buyers with domestic suppliers isn’t difficult,
With a little coaching, all you have to do is find out what foreign
people want to buy; who has it for sale; and, how to put the deal
together to earn commissions and profit.
While many U.S. manufacturing jobs have been exported to other
countries, Roby believes there are still a lot of inventive and
creative minds in this country that will develop new products to
market around the world. The good news is you can work from home
or office making deals over the Internet.
“I taught my lazy son how to sell turbochargers over the
Internet. He’s been in business now for more than 15 years.
I taught all my sons and daughters how to make deals so they would
never have to worry about a bad economy. They know how to make their
own way and be their own boss.”
Roby believes if he can teach his children, he can coach others
how to duplicate the process. “We can turn the economy around
by finding small local manufacturing companies that operate in most
communities across the nation – act as their agent or distributor
to open up new markets for their products worldwide.”
WBE.NET is the premier site for trade with new online study materials
designed to jump-start the learning process. Roby says, today his
biggest challenge is getting people to trust themselves with that
“I’m amazed at how resistant people are to change.
We have the first Black President in the White House. People everywhere
are looking to Barack Obama to lead not only this nation but also
the rest of the world out of ecession. The task is huge. That’s
why, all Americans have a responsibility to participate in this
But, in particular, people of color need to assume the task of
leading themselves out of the darkness of poverty and ignorance
into the light of entrepreneurship and a brighter future. With the
President advancing an agenda of smal business development, now
is the time to take action.
“Seek God first. Then, get yourself trained and train your
family to work with you. Do it in the Name of Jesus and claim your
good. Keep your faith, remain focused, and follow through. I want
everyone to attain a financially secure future that returns us to
peace, prosperity and hope. And, that begins with education, entrepreneurship
and interntional trade.”
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Business Exchange Network at 1-800-537-7347 or visit the website: