United Parcel Service Inc. is to host a series of six “How To” export seminars for small- and mid-sized businesses featuring entrepreneur Jim Beach, a former professor at Georgia State University and University of Chattanooga, and Chris Hanks, director of an entrepreneurship program at the University of Georgia.

Mr. Beach and Mr. Hanks are co-founders of The Entrepreneur School, an online educational program designed to support the specific needs of entrepreneurs.

According to a May 19 news release, the seminars will concern practical approaches for small- to medium-sized companies to expand into international markets and benefit from international trade.

The first seminar is to take place in Atlanta on July 27, with future seminars taking place in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, San Jose, Calif., and Dallas.

The series of export seminars is one of several global trade initiatives UPS is taking including the release of “snapshot” guides for small businesses interested in expanding to Brazil, Canada, China, Poland and Vietnam.

UPS also is to sponsor an export forum in Washington from May 23-25 as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week.

Additionally, the company plans to release this month its “Business Monitor United States,” a nationwide survey of small- and medium-sized business owners that identifies global trade insights such as current trends, markets of interest and hurdles to exporting.

The snapshot guides may be downloaded at www.pressroom.ups.com/snapshotsforsmallbiz

Other online resources offers small- to medium-sized firms may be found at www.ups.com/businesssolutions

More information about The Entrepreneur Store may be found at http://blog.theentrepreneurschool.com/