EDC and SBDC to host Export Workshop March 19 and 20

Posted on Mar 02, 2015

SBDC New to Export WorkshopSmall to medium Washington business enterprises looking to generate sales to new markets will benefit from a seminar offered by the Washington Small Business Development Center and the Grant County EDC. The seminar will be held on March 19 & 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center, 900 E Yonezawa Blvd.

Vern Jenkins, WSBDC International Trade Specialist, will be teaching the seminar. Assisting is Allan Peterson CGBP. 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 cost of this two day seminar is only $50.00 per person. Please register online at