Minnesota Kingnote Named Small Business Export of the Year

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Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Minnesota District Office announced this year’s state winners of National Small Business Week.  Held annually to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation, this year’s theme is “Dream Big, Start Small,” and will be held from May 1-7, 2016.

“Every day we work with new and existing small businesses across the state.  Once a year we take time out to celebrate the best of the best,” said Nancy J. Libersky, District Director, SBA’s Minnesota District Office. “These ten business owners demonstrate the drive to succeed coupled with the determination to help others that we see in so many Minnesotans.” 

The SBA, along with the SCORE Association and the Small Business Development Center, will honor the winners listed below at the Minnesota Small Business Week Awards program on May 4, 2016, at the Doubletree in Saint Louis Park, Minn.  Registration is open for the event until April 29 at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eceh08cz5eca8b09&llr=atpeqtcab

Exporter of the Year

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David Q. Ma and Amy X. Li, president and vice president of Kingnote LLC., were co-chosen as the Exporter of the Year. Kingnote is a Saint Paul based exporter of used copiers to Southeast Asia. Due to the determination of its owners and use of the SBA Export Working Capital program, Kingnote has increased revenues by 246% since 2009.  The company has been in business for nearly eight years and has 10 employees.

By developing close relationships with buyers and banks in Asia, Kingnote LLC has not only been able to expand its sales to that region but also mitigate its non-payment risks. This has led to a healthy return on investments.  Going forward, they are working with another potential exporter of women’s fashion products and building a partnership with Asian entrepreneurs to build an online store for Minnesota-made products.


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Kingnote won SBA while other competitors have gone out of the business. We've been in the business for over a decade. Include how we will continue to grow - our goal is to make lasting business partners. If you can, include the key word "HP PageWide" - this is a newer model that is replacing Oce machines all over print shops across the US. They are very new, and very nice, and soon there will be many used ones on the market. We will buy these!