SBDC Workshop: Overview of Exporting + SBA Export Loans and Resources

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SBDC Workshop: Overview of Exporting + SBA Export Loans and Resources

May 3, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. A NEW DATE AND TIME WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

SBDC Workshop: Overview of Exporting + SBA Export Loans and Resources
Celebrating National Small Business Week: April 29-May 5, 2018

Whether you are an experienced exporter, new to exporting, or looking to expand your international business, you will want to attend this workshop to learn about the services and resources of the SBDC International Trade Center and U.S. Small Business Administration.

This session will be presented by Kathie Cravens, International Trade Specialist of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC and Dennis Foldenauer, Regional Export Finance Manager (Illinois and Wisconsin) of the U.S. Small Business Administration – Office of International Trade.

Learn how the International Trade Center + all resources available through federal and state grants can help your business grow internationally. This will be a good opportunity to meet and talk with Atul Nair of the OTI Chicago office who has been instrumental in processing several ISTEP grants for this region. Trevor Lawson of the OTI Springfield office, who processes ISTEP payment approval, will also be in attendance.

Topics covered:

  • find foreign partners
  • offset costs of:
    • attending foreign trade shows
    • foreign marketing, translation & websites
    • foreign partner searches
    • product certification for foreign markets
  • mitigating risks
  • export documentation & compliance
  • export training workshops on all segments of international business
  • SBA export loans and resources

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 3 – 5 PM
Location: Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC – 1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820
RSVP: Free to attend – registration required to secure a spot. Limited space available. RSVP to carly@champaigncountyedc.org or call 217-378-8535. All materials will be provided.

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