Nearly 96% of consumers live outside the U.S., and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries. Join us in this annual event that brings resources, training, and Maine’s export communities together!
May 8th 11:30am to 1:00pm – Session 1 Why Export and Am I Ready
Our SBA Keynote speaker will kick off the week by highlighting the benefits of Exporting. Learn the tools to help you assess export readiness and identify target markets.
May 9th 11:30am to 1:00pm – Session 2 Export Assistance Resources
Representatives from Maine International Trade Center (MITC) will share trade tools available to navigate export processes commonly faced by small businesses, including the STEP program.
May 10th 11:30am to 1:00pm – Session 3 Export Financing Opportunities
Export finance programs are available to help small businesses get started on international sales. Representatives from SBA, ExIm Bank, and local banks will provide an overview of these programs.
May 11th 11:30am to 1:00pm – Session 4 Developing an Export Business Plan
An international business plan helps you to assemble facts, anticipate future goals, identify constraints, and create an action statement. Join this workshop to learn about the key components of a sound international export plan.
May 12th 11:30am to 1:00pm – Session 5 Small Business Exporter Panel
Maine’s small businesses engaged in international trade share their successes, challenges and tips for operating in the current global environment.
Register for the entire series to receive reminder and follow up email for each individual event!
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