Is your business ready to . . .
- cross borders and take a giant step forward?
- take advantage of the drop in costs for transportation and communication?
- extend the sales potential and life of your existing products?
- expand its reach and reduce its dependence on domestic markets?
- increase sales and profits?
Then mark your calendar for KC World Trade Week, May 21 through May 25 when the international organizations in the Greater Kansas City region get ready to help you expand your horizons with a full week of exciting programs to help promote and facilitate international trade.
What Is World Trade Week?
Every year, the President of the United States declares the third full week of May as World Trade Week. Trade organizations, businesses and other stakeholders come together both nationally and locally to promote and facilitate international trade in the U.S. economy.
Go Global, KC!
From May 21 through May 25, World Trade Week will host a series of educational seminars to help your business tackle or explore international topics that will push and propel your business:
- export finance
- doing business with the Port Authority
- grant opportunities
- global policies
We hope you’ll take advantage of the valuable information and networking opportunities being delivered at these events!
Register for Events for World Trade Week
Visit the World Trade Week website for more information and to register for events. Or skip the intros and head directly to the 2012 World Trade Week Events page and register now for such sessions as Financing and Grants for Exports or Small Business Exports and the U.S. Trade Agenda—and more.
More Export Training (& Customized!)
MO STEP=UP Export Training Program is an innovative and interactive program designed to develop Missouri’s exporters of tomorrow. Each participant is assigned a coach during the training process to assist in developing a customized export plan.
This three-month export training program is divided into four phases. The first phase starts on July 11, 2012. For more information, download the flyer for the export training program.
More Expert Export Resources
Need help getting your business to move beyond our borders? Your local SBTDC (Small Business and Technology Development Center) can help you export your products. In addition, here are other resources to help you get on board with exporting:
- Each SBA district office has an International Trade Officer that can help with trade financing.
- Check out Export Basics from the U.S.SBA for export readiness support.
- www.export.gov offers resources from across the U.S. government for market research, trade leads and information about export finance.
- U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACS) are located in more than 100 cities nationwide and can help to connect you to the export resources that can help you be successful.