World Trade Month Events

Illinois District Office - May 2021

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SBA Celebrates World Trade Month

World Trade Month


As part of World Trade Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct and participate in a series of webinars aimed at helping participants gain valuable insights on strategies for international sales success.

We invite you to join us and discover the benefits of going global!


SBA Support for Commercializing Innovation

Learn how to turn research into meaningful impact with funding from the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, and discover how a grant from SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program can be used to protect intellectual property and open global markets for innovative technology. Wednesday, May 12, 1 p.m. 


Going Global with Free Trade Agreements

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 resources that are available to small business exporters. Tuesday, May 18, 1 p.m. 


Digital Strategy for Global E-commerce

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. This event is part one of a two-part series presented by the SBA, the Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank), the U.S. Commercial Service, and the U.S. Census BureauThursday, May 20, 1 p.m.


Business Beyond Borders

Join the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, EXIM Bank, and the SBA to learn about resources for capital, production expansion, marketing, and more. Tuesday, May 25, 1 p.m.


Growing Your Global E-commerce Sales

Learn about the logistics of growing global e-Commerce including tips for handling payment and shipping in the electronic environment. The session will also include federal support programs for all your export needs. This event is part two of a two-part series presented by the SBA, the EXIM Bank, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Thursday, May 27, 1 p.m.


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