As a small business you're savvy. Maybe you're just starting out, maybe you've been in the game awhile. You have some ideas, maybe made some sales, made some profits, got some contracts, and proved yourself a legitimate business. But as a small business you have questions... lots of questions, especially about selling internationally. You know you can't survive without being competitive, innovative, and with a game plan in place that tackles expansion. Maybe you have done these things successfully here in the U.S. But let's face it--expansion means you need to branch out out.
|Branching out requires more sales, more sales require more customers, and more customers exist outside our borders. Customers you don't even know, customers like: foreign governments, small businesses, large businesses, and global entities found in distant regions of the world just waiting for your product. Customers in fact, that we can help you find.|
||Think of Operation: Global Trade as the blueprint you need to start selling globally. The Global Trade Tracks Section of this conference has everything you're looking for if you are interested in pursuing global exportation of your product that can lead to your business remaining competative, innovative, and always expanding...|
- Speak directly with US Department of Commerce Trade Specialists
- Learn what global entities such as foreign companies and markets need in today's global arena
- Find out how you can discover where your company's exports are needed and wanted
- Learn how to certify your products and protect them internationally
- Tap into American embassies overseas using Federal Trade Specialists who know the local foreign economies
- Leverage Federal Resources to help you get started and stay exporting
- Meet one-on-one with foreign country representatives looking for YOUR products
- Attend Global Trade Tracks that cover basic and advanced export subjects.
District Export Councils (DECs) which are affiliated with the U.S. Department of Commerce, date from 1973 when the President directed the Secretary of Commerce to establish DECs throughout the United States to stimulate greater participation in a national export effort. DECs are an organization of local community leaders appointed by the Secretary of Commerce whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice to companies seeking to expand international sales. DECs play a major role in the planning and coordination of export expansion activities of the U.S. Department of Commerce and serve as a communication link between the business community and the Department.