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Export Trainings Available

As the world of international trade continues to be somewhat uncertain, perhaps you’re thinking now would be a good time to learn more about exporting, research new markets, tweak the website, etc.  Below are some trainings, both live and on-demand, that can help with your needs.

Export Services: Available, Understandable and Reasonable

September 21, 3:00 pm  |  Register here

Exporting expands market potential.  New customers, new income and new information can add more income to your business and the local economy.   The North Dakota Trade Office, the Montana Department of Commerce and the United States Department of Commerce have programs, often with funding, to help you enter or increase international business. In just over one hour, learn about export assistance programs and grants from export experts. This interactive Zoom meeting will be a benefit to anyone thinking of exporting, currently exporting or working with exporters.

Sponsored by Western Region Economic Development

How Montana Exporters Can Use Grant Funds for International Marketing

October 7, 1:00 pm  |  Register here

Learn from ExportMontana and other Montana exporters how you can use up to $30,000 in STEP grant funds to help pay for international marketing activities, such as trade shows, market research, language translation, updating your website, digital marketing, trademark, and patent protections. There are new activities eligible for the 2021-2022 STEP grant, so we encourage even experienced STEP grant recipients to attend.

Sponsored by the Montana District Export Council, Montana Department of Commerce – ExportMontana and the US Commercial Service – Montana.

On-Demand TradePassport webinars

Want to learn more about all aspects of exporting? TradePassport offers dozens of short but useful videos on-demand. You will need to register for the webinars, and your first 20 viewed are free, courtesy of the Montana SBDCs. If you need to view more than 20 of the webinars, you can upgrade to an All-Access Pass for $149 annually. ExportMontana’s STEP grant can reimburse 75% of the cost of the Pass.

If you'd like to know more about any of these trainings, or would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of the members of the ExportMontana team, email us at exportmontana@mt.gov