SBA News: World Trade Month Webinar Series Starts May 11!

Wisconsin District Office--May 11, 2021

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World Trade Month


Did you know that 86% of Wisconsin's 8830 exporters are small businesses,and they generate nearly 30% of Wisconsin's export revenues of $20.6 billion? As your business recovers from COVID-19, SBA can help minimize your risk with export financing and provide advising on export and trade.

Start with these export assistance webinars focusing on  SBA's State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) award and SBA's Office of International Trade; protecting intellectual property; free trade agreements; e-commerce; and shipping, while meeting other federal export partners. Then go local to go global--read about SBA's Wisconsin world trade resources here. 


Getting Your Business Back on Track

May 11, 12 pm CT

SBA's Office of International Trade and Public Private Strategies Institute will share steps you can take now to connect to the SBA Office of International Trade, SBA exporting assistance programs your business may qualify for, and international trade success stories 

SBA Support for Commercializing Innovation

May 12, 1 pm CT 

With the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Programs. Discover how a grant from SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program can be used to protect intellectual property (IP) and open global markets for innovative technology.

Going Global with Free Trade Agreements

May 18, 1 pm CT

Discover the fundamentals of trade agreements, which countries have trade agreements with the U.S., how to take advantage of a trade agreement, and U.S Government (USG) resources that are available to small business exporters.

Digital Strategy for Global E-commerce

May 20, 1 pm CT

With the Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank), the U.S. Commercial Service and the U.S. Census Bureau. Learn about digital strategies for the global marketplace from successful exporters who are using them to increase global sales.  Hear about grants, programs, and services available to help you create and implement your digital global strategy.

Business Beyond Borders

May 25,1 pm CT

With the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the Export Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank).  Learn about the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant which provides funds to U.S. small businesses to begin or expand exporting; free consulting for prospective exporters through the SBA Fast Track service; and export financing that can provide working capital, expand production capabilities, support marketing efforts and more.

Growing Your Global E-commerce Sales

May 27, 1 pm CT

Gain insight on shipment and payment in a virtual environment from a global logistics service provider.  With the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), the U.S. Commercial Service, and the U.S. Census Bureau.

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