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Breaking Into the Trade Game

May 24 - July 12, 2017

Philadelphia, PA

The Small Business Development Center will host a 7-week workshop series for entrepreneurs interested in conducting international trade. Topics include how to locate international markets, transporting goods overseas, complying with export/import regulation, using e-commerce, getting paid, financing, importing, and more. Weekly courses will be taught every Wednesday by topic experts, so attendees will have the chance to build their network of International trade advisors and specialists. This is an ideal opportunity for those not yet in business or for those that are in business but generating $100,000 per year.

For more information or to register, please call 215-204-3856, download the event flyer, or request information!

Minority and Women Owned Business (MWOB) Symposium

June 27, 2017

Philadelphia, PA

The Export-Import Bank and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia will host a half-day “Export Essentials” symposium for local minority and women owned businesses that are interested in expanding into international markets. Experts from the Small Business Administration and the Philadelphia Commercial Service will also discuss how your business can: find foreign buyers and international partners, access capital to finance your export sales, and reduce risk with export credit insurance.

To register or see the agenda, check out the flyer and event page!

Annual BCITC Meeting & Networking Event

June 28, 2017

Quakertown, PA

The Bucks County International Trade Council (BCITC) provides free counseling to businesses that want to identify target markets, key foreign trade shows, sources of financing, marketing, transportation, legal, banking and a variety of other international trade issues. BCITC also hosts educational and networking events, as well as, business-to-business referrals. At their annual networking event, business professional have the opportunity to collect valuable contacts from other international traders and experts from the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC), Upper Bucks County Chamber of Commerce and the US Commercial Service.

For more information or to register, please visit the event flyer. For questions, please call Brian Thomas, BCITC, at (215) 284-9131 or email bthomas@globalmarketing1.com.

XPort Challenge 2017

Enter the X-Port Challenge Pitch-Off and compete to win $10,000 in international export shipping credits or up to $25,000 in cash prizes!

The UPS X-Port Challenge is a promotion to help support small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs in their export initiatives. A panel of judges, including a judge from the US Commercial Service Philadelphia, will select ten finalists from regional competitions to pitch why their business is ready for the global marketplace. Three businesses will win cash prizes (1st place - $25,000, 2nd place - $15,000 & 3rd place - $10,000).

Please contact your district representative for time and location details.

For more information, please visit the event page, event flyer, or register now.


July 26, August 23, & September 20, 2017

Georgetown, DE

ExporTech in Delaware is organized by DEMEP in conjunction with the US Commercial Service, Philadelphia. The program’s small workshop size and customized format focuses on merging strategy with results. Participants experience a 960 percent average ROI and companies who export grow twice as fast as those who do not. Throughout the program, local experts knowledgeable in all aspects of exporting are brought in to provide information and guidance and enable companies to accelerate their growth plan and speed to market. This program includes over 24 hours of personalized coaching from international business experts. ExporTech’s customized agenda and small group discussion format ensure that companies walk away with information and guidance that specifically applies to their business.

To register call 302-238-3131 or for more information check out the event flyer!

Startup Global Philadelphia

September 26, 2017

Philadelphia, PA

Startup Global Philadelphia is a free, unique forum to explore the opportunities and challenges that startups and small businesses face in the global marketplace and to discover resources to help globally-minded businesses succeed.

Hosted by Temple University, the Global Innovation Forum, European American Enterprise Council and the U.S. Department of Commerce, this event will bring together startup, corporate and government leaders to discuss how local entrepreneurs are engaging globally. Government, university and private sector leaders will also highlight tools and strategies to easily grow internationally, how to protect your ideas globally and navigate foreign regulations, and resources available to help global startups.

To register for this free event, please RSVP or visit the event flyer!

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