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SBDC to offer international trade workshops

Small business owners interested in pursuing international trade may want to mark their calendarssbdc to participate in the upcoming series of workshops on international trade, put on by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the University of North Florida (UNF).

The workshops are designed for small businesses new to international exporting as well as growth-oriented businesses that want a better understanding of the opportunities and resources available.

Attendees will learn about available resources when pursuing exporting opportunities, get “nuts and bolts” information about export transactions, receive the Global Entrepreneur text, learn how to prepare for the “Certified Business Global Professional” exam and designation offered through the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators, and network with other professionals involved in international trade.

The six week program will cover:

·         Identifying markets: sources of information;

·         Finding partners: direct vs. indirect exporting;

·         Legal issues: regulations, contracts;

·         International marketing strategy: pricing, promotion;

·         Logistics: freight forwarders, documentation, port operations;

·         Financing: payment methods, credit risk management;

·         Cross-cultural communications.

The program will run on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 24 and ending Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $295, which includes a continental breakfast. All sessions will be held at the UNF University Center, 12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville.

Registration can be done by calling 904-620-4200. To obtain more information, contact Cathy Hagan at 904-620-2478 or chagan@unf.edu.


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