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SBA kicks off World Trade Month with ‘Go Global’ webinar series

By on May 8, 2019

Aimed at new exporters and experienced international businesses

SAN JUAN – As part of World Trade Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration, along with several other federal agencies, will conduct a four-part webinar series, titled “Go Global,” starting May 9. The online program aims to help participants and small businesses gain insights on strategies to improve international sales.

Presenting agencies in the series on Thursdays in May include the SBA, EXIM Bank and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The webinars are free of charge, and no pre-registration is required.

“World Trade Month is no better time for entrepreneurs to learn more about taking their business global by entering new markets. Small business owners should take advantage of this free webinar series sponsored by the SBA that will enable them to find new clients in foreign markets, opening the door to growth and enhanced sales opportunities” said SBA Regional Administrator Steve Bulger, who oversees the agency’s operations in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Click here for more details on the webinar series. Visit https://www.export.gov/How-to-Export  for videos with tips on getting started and links to other resources available to small business exporters and those aspiring to sell products and services abroad.

Go Global Webinar Series – Schedule and descriptions provided by the SBA:

–How do I find new buyers, finance sales, and get paid?

Date: May 9, 2019

Time: 2 p.m. EDT

Description: Learn how SBA and EXIM Bank finance and credit insurance tools can help you unlock business potential in foreign markets. Access to finance and finding buyers are two of the most common challenges to small business exporting. Hear from a small business exporter who has used these programs to grow their business beyond the United States.   

–How do I manage challenges in the global marketplace?

Date: May 16, 2019

Time: 2 p.m. EDT

Description: Whether it’s protecting intellectual property rights, competing for foreign government procurement, or addressing trade barriers, learn about U.S. Department of Commerce programs that can help.  Once a small business starts selling to global customers, there will inevitably be a few bumps in the road. Knowing how to avoid challenges, or if they occur, where to turn for support can save time and money.

–What tools can help me find new markets?

Date: May 23, 2019

Time: 2 p.m. EDT

Description: Discover the power of data for finding foreign market opportunities. Get a hands-on tutorial of data tools that can help businesses that are ready to increase international sales. USA Trade Online, the Global Market Finder Tool, and the ITA Market Diversification Tool are available for anyone to use to identify new markets, evaluate existing markets, and perform other market research.

–How can I identify trade opportunities in international development?

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 2 p.m. EDT

Description: Small business exporters can truly make the world a better place by doing good. In our final webinar of the series, gain insights into the work of U.S. development agencies. You’ll also hear about trade opportunities that can grow your business while solving the world’s most pressing problems.

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