The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering an introduction to international trade on a six-part podcast series as part of the government’s World Trade Week celebrations May 17-21.

The podcast series is available online at

The six parts are titled: Growing Your Business Through Exporting, Developing an Export Strategy, Preparing for Global Markets, Conducting Market Research, SBA Exporting Loan Program and a Small Business Success Story.

The SBA also has an introduction to exporting video at

According to an SBA press release, the courses support the National Export Initiative, which calls for doubling U.S. exports over the next five years.

For more information, call David J. Hall at (202) 205-6697 or go to