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.

Digital Strategy for Global E-commerce

Date: May 20, 2021

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

Description: Learn about digital strategies for the global marketplace from successful exporters who are using them to increase global sales.  Hear about grants, programs, and services available to help you create and implement your digital global strategy.  This event is presented by the SBA, the Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank), the U.S. Commercial Service and the U.S. Census Bureau. (Part 1 of inter-agency World Trade Month series.)

Business Beyond Borders

Date: May 25, 2021

Time: 2:00pm EDT

Description:  Join the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the Export Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for an informative webinar “Business Beyond Borders” celebrating World Trade Month by helping you grow your international efforts!

Learn about the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant which provides funds to U.S. small businesses to begin or expand exporting; free consulting for prospective exporters through the SBA Fast Track service; and export financing that can provide working capital, expand production capabilities, support marketing efforts and more.

Growing Your Global E-commerce Sales

Date: May 27, 2021

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

Description: Gain insight on shipment and payment in a virtual environment from a global logistics service provider.   The session will also include information on Federal support programs for all your export needs from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the