As part of World Trade Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct and participate in a series of webinars aimed at helping participants such as yourself gain valuable insights on strategies for international sales success.

We invite you to join us and discover the benefits of going global!

Global Sales for U.S. Manufacturers in a Virtual Environment

Date: May 6, 2021

Time: 2:00- 3:15 p.m. EDT

Description: The global health crisis changed the way we do business, but international trade is still happening! Join the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Commercial Service for a webinar that explores digital strategies for the global marketplace and how trade mission and trade show coordinator Kallman Worldwide has transitioned to a virtual global marketplace. Attendees will gain insight on digital strategies for increasing global sales, learn about grant funds available to support global e-commerce expansion, and discover how manufacturers can take advantage of virtual programs and services for promoting international trade.

SBA Support for Commercializing Innovation

Date: May 12, 2021

Time: 2:00- 3:15 EDT

Description: SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Office of International Trade are pleased to collaborate with the Association of University Research Parks to conduct a webinar focused on how SBA can help innovative companies achieve their technological potential and profit from commercialization.  Attendees will learn how to turn research into meaningful impact with funding from the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Programs, discover how a grant from SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) can be used to protect intellectual property (IP) and open global markets for innovative technology, and hear from a highly innovative company that has tapped both SBIR and SBA’s STEP grant to launch a successful global business.

Going Global with Free Trade Agreements

Date: May 18, 2021

Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT

Description: Discover the fundamentals of trade agreements.  Find out about the basics of a trade agreement, which countries have trade agreements with the U.S., how to take advantage of a trade agreement, and U.S Government (USG) resources that are available to small business exporters.