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SBA Grants for Global Expansion

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

2:00pm EDT


Are you aware there is a unique grant program dedicated to helping U.S. small businesses grow their global sales?

Please join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade for a 20-minute discussion on our State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant. Specifically, we will talk with a fellow small business that has used STEP to support global expansion.

An opportunity for Q & A will be provided after the session for anyone who would like to stay on a little longer.

SBA is using a new technology for this conversation.  The telephone number you have previously provided to SBA will be called to invite SBA-affiliated companies to participate live. 

To receive a weblink or call-in number to participate, please pre-register, and we will send you that information prior to the event.

We hope you will join us and discover how a STEP grant can take your business global. 

Standards and Complying with Foreign Regulations

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

2:00pm EDT


Learn to Trade Roundtable Series

Join SBA’s Office of International Trade for a third installment of our new Learn to Trade Roundtable Series with Standards and Complying with Foreign Regulations. This 45-minute session will provide an overview of the fundamentals of complying with regulations, the role of international standards, and where to find additional support and resources, when selling internationally.  We will be joined by experts from the International Trade Administration’s Office of Standards and Intellectual Property. The session will cover:

  • How you can find out about foreign regulations, including testing and certification requirements, that your product must meet in foreign markets?

  • The standards your product can use to meet regulatory requirements.

  • What international agreements exist to help you learn about foreign regulations?

  • What support is available if you feel you are facing discriminatory foreign regulations?

  • USG resources to help small business exporters and manufacturers.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

8:00am PDT


With this workshop you will learn how properly using social media can help increase revenue for your small business. This class will cover:

  • The difference between sales and marketing

  • Three ways to increase revenue

  • How social media can help increase revenue

Tax Considerations for Small Business

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

9:00am PDT


This workshop will explain federal and state income taxes for businesses, sales tax and payroll taxes. It will also explain the different income tax implications for a sole proprietorship, LLC, S Corp and C Corp. Other areas covered: business license, AB5, various income tax deductions and retirement plan options.

There are several types of taxes that businesses must pay during the calendar year. Understanding each one of these tax liabilities, being certain to meet the time requirements (and save penalty dollars!) and using all the appropriate information to determine the amount owed is critical to successfully managing your small business.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

4:00apm PDT


From this workshop you will learn about eCommerce basics, platform options, drop shipping, basics of website development, payment processing, SEO (search engine optimization), analytics, social media platforms, additional resources for launching and much more! 

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

4:00apm PDT


 This training is designed for veteran/military family entrepreneurs interested in writing a viable business plan that will get you focused in the right direction to capture the attention of investors, partners and lenders. The finished project is also an important operating tool to help you manage your business and enable you to achieve greater success.

Topics Covered will include: Executive Summary, Industry and Market Analysis, Marketing Strategy, Operations and Organizational Design, Implementation, Financial Strategy, Financial Management, Legal Structure, Record keeping, Cash Management, Forecasting, Personnel, Exit Strategy and much more. Workshop will include live, interactive, reflective, and relatable exercises. Please have pen and paper ready.

This workshop is presented on the Zoom platform. Zoom link and password will be emailed to registered participants the day prior to the event.

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