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Helping Businesses Grow and Succeed The Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida helps businesses become more successful and meet the challenges of tomorrow. Whether you are starting a business, buying a business, growing a business, selling a business or looking for financing, we can help you!

Small Business Development Centers have assisted hundreds of thousands of potential and existing business owners by providing the management advice, training and information they need to start, grow, and profit. With funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration and partners ranging from institutions of higher learning to state agencies to municipalities, to private organizations, SBDCs are able to offer this management assistance to business owners at little or no cost.

Export Finance Session at International Trade Certificate Program

You finally made a solid international sales lead.  The overseas customer wants to order a container-load of product, but they want to pay you 90 days from now.  But, how do you pay your suppliers and shippers in the meantime?  What if your customer wants to pay you in their home currency, what kind of risk is involved?  Where can you go to figure out how to handle this? 
The Trade Finance session of the International Trade Certificate Program brings together four experts from the field to discuss all of your options (see selected speaker bios below).  This session will cover trade finance...

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Website Globalization Session at the International Trade Certificate Program

According to a recent Cisco report, by 2018 there will be nearly four billion global Internet users (more than 51 percent of the world's population), up from 2.5 billion in 2013.  If you look at your website traffic statistics, it is likely drawing hits from around the world already.  Can you afford to ignore 50% or more of your “walk-in” traffic? 
The Website Globalization session during the International Trade Certificate Program will be led by Mr. Jorge Arce of the...

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