Small Business Development Center’s ExportGA Signature Series Program
Since 1999, UGA’s Small Business Development Center’s ExportGA program has helped over 150 companies sell in excess of $40 million all over the world. This program has been nationally recognized for its quality and effectiveness by the North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) and the US Small Business Administration.
ExportGA 2018 is an intensive four-session, 16-hour export training program which allows export-ready companies to develop their skills. By utilizing these skills throughout the program, new international sales opportunities are identified.
Companies accepted into the program will become skilled at finding profitable export markets, developing distribution channels, understanding foreign and US regulatory issues, pricing and costing company products, submitting international quotations, processing accounts receivable, and recognizing legal and cultural considerations. Each participating company will have access to its own international business student from the University of Georgia to help it with research.
ExportGA 2018 class schedule:
Friday, 09 February 2018, 8:30a – 12:30p
Researching and identifying your best potential markets
Utilizing powerful intelligence and analytical tools
Lessons learned from an experienced exporter
Friday, 02 March 2018, 8:30a – 12:30p
International market entry strategies
Finding your international partners and qualifying them
Understanding free trade agreements
International payment terms and risk mitigation
Friday, 23 March 2018, 8:30a – 12:30p
Logistics: Understanding Incoterms and their impact
International costing and pricing
Preparing international quotations
Tools for quoting
Risk mitigation in the supply chain
Friday, 20 April, 8:30a – 12:30p
Website design for a global marketplace
Legal considerations for exporting
Financing international transactions