SBA – World Trade Month Programming

Posted on May 11, 2021 in HiSTEP, News

SBA Celebrates World Trade Month

  •  95% of the world’s consumers and two-thirds of all purchasing power are located outside the United States.
  •  Enter and excel in the international marketplace using State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grants.

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!

SBA Support for Commercializing Innovation

  • Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm EDT (8:00 am – 9:15 am HST)

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: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 pm EDT (8:00 am HST)

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: Thursday, May 20, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT (8:00 am – 9:00 am HST)

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: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
  • Time: 2:00pm EDT (8:00 am HST)

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: Thursday, May 27, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT (8:00 am – 9:00 am HST)

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 Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), the U.S. Commercial Service, and the U.S. Census Bureau and the opportunity for you to “ask the experts.”.  Whether you are a new exporter or an experienced international business, you will get valuable insights on how federal agencies can support your business’s success abroad through E-commerce.  This event is presented by SBA, EXIM Bank, the U.S. Commercial Service and the U.S. Census Bureau. (Part 2 of inter-agency World Trade Month series.)