DALLAS, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide Express CEO David R. Kiger said he enjoys answering readers' questions on his new website and already is thinking about broader efforts to help entrepreneurs start and run businesses, he told the Dallas Business Journal in Friday's editions.
Kiger, who founded the Dallas-based global package and freight shipping firm in 1995, recently launched his own site, www.davidrkiger.com, in response to the many requests he frequently receives via social media for business advice.
"It was just demand that sort of drove this," Kiger told the DBJ. "I had a lot of folks on a personal level calling me up over the last few years … with a business idea they had, a business they had, and strategic questions that could run the gamut."
Kiger guided Worldwide Express from startup to global logistics provider for more than 30,000 small and midsize businesses. The company's run-rate sales now exceed $550 million. However, his path to success was not straight. In 2008, WWEX suffered a major setback when its largest business partner, DHL, largely departed the U.S. shipping business. Kiger led the effort to partner with UPS®.
Now, he enjoys sharing the hard-learned lessons with those who email him every day, he told the DBJ. And, he added, "I answer every single one that comes in."
The website is free and generates no revenue. It's only about a month old but already is experiencing good traffic and, Kiger said, about 30 or 40 regulars. Common topics range from ideas for new businesses to building a strong executive team and raising capital.
As Kiger told the Business Journal, he is already thinking of broadening his efforts by reaching out to help entrepreneurs from traditionally underprivileged backgrounds. That could happen in the next year, he said.
"I'm seeing there's an opportunity for that," he said. "But I want to get that right."
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About Worldwide Express
Worldwide Express is a global logistics company based in Dallas that has handled millions of package and freight shipments for more than 30,000 small to midsize businesses. With more than 150 franchises across the country, Worldwide Express is one of the largest authorized resellers of express shipping for UPS®, as well as a trusted freight partner to more than 55 carriers. To learn more, visit http://www.wwex.com.
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