Export Readiness Seminar helps businesses learn how to evaluate, enter and build new export markets

Posted on Feb 27, 2014

Moses Lake March 12 & 13, 2014 New To Export

Moses Lake - Small to medium Washington business enterprises looking to generate sales to new markets will benefit from a seminar offered March 12 & 13, 2014 at Big Bend Community College by the Washington Small Business Development Center and the Grant County EDC.

Markets outside the U.S. represent over half of the world demand for goods and services. According to the International Trade Administration, more than 7,900 companies were involved in export trade in Washington, and nearly 90 percent were small- or medium-sized businesses.

The seminar is taught by WSBDC International Trade Specialist Vern Jenkins. Statewide the WSBDC has two Export Readiness Centers that focus on training and advising new-to market and new-to export companies interested in expanding their international sales or entering international markets.

The seminar will cover: The basics of export readiness and market fit analysis using market research; Keys to market selection; Financing tools and available resources with reliable methods of payment; Best Practices in shipping and logistics; Basics of an Export Business Plan; Intellectual property and trademarks; SWOT Analysis of your market position (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats).

The deeply discounted cost of this two day seminar is only $50.00 per person. Please register online at

About the Washington Small Business Development Center
The Washington SBDC promotes economic vitality within Washington communities by providing expert business advising, demand-driven training and applied research to existing businesses and entrepreneurs. The SBDC is a cooperative effort of Washington State University, other educational institutions, economic development organizations and the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information on the mission and services of the SBDC visit the website at

Media contact:
Cindy Doyl, Washington State University Small Business Development Center, 509-358-7890,