Nov 4, 2011

Exporting opportunities

Exports are an important driver of business growth, and small companies have a lot to gain by selling products and services in foreign markets. But with limited staff, finances, and expertise, owners are often hesitant to pursue international opportunities. Backed by a State Trade and Export Promotion grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Minnesota Trade Office and Minnesota Department of Agriculture are offering more programs in the coming year to help small businesses expand sales into foreign markets. Join us on Monday, November 14, to learn more about opportunities available and how your company can participate in planned trade missions, trade shows, and conferences at reduced rates, and get reimbursement for export credit insurance for overseas sales. This one hour event will be held on the Brainerd Campus of Central Lakes College, Business & Industry Center, 501 W College Drive, Door #6, Room E203 on November 14th at 8:30 am. Join us for coffee and rolls and the program will begin at 9:00 am. Please call or email to reserve your spot by November 10: 218-855-8140, The event is funded in part through a grant award with the U.S. Small Business Administration.