international trade certificate program

Client of the Month: Myers Seth Pump

In the industrial pump manufacturing industry, you might not expect to find a petite, soft-spoken Vietnamese woman at the helm.  That is, until you meet Teresa Myers, CEO of Myers Seth Pumps.  Her husband, Doug, started the company in 1991 and Teresa joined him in 1997 after serving as CFO for another manufacturing-based company in […]

FSBDC at UNF Client of the Month: Optimum Spring Solutions

When Optimum Spring Solutions was established in 2007, owners Andrea de Palma and Marco Fortini had years of experience in the business because of their involvement with de Palma’s family who had been manufacturing springs in Argentina since 1970. The company, located in Ponte Vedra, manufactures compression, extension, torsion springs, and spring conduits composed of […]

Export Compliance Session at International Trade Certificate Program

Taking your business global is largely about risk mitigation.  Exporting from the U.S. is a right, not a privilege, with every transaction and product being accountable to at least eight different federal government agencies or regulations.  In some cases, just one export violation can yield fines of over $100,000, and can even include civil or […]

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 […]

International Trade Certificate Program to Begin on February 6th

With 75% of the world’s purchasing power residing outside of the United States, small businesses cannot afford to ignore developing an export strategy to grow their bottom line.  Becoming a successful exporter involves planning and connecting with the right resources.  The International Trade Certificate Program brings together over 20 experts from the field to discuss […]

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Katie Arroyo has worked at the University of North Florida (UNF) Small Business Development Center since 2013.  As an International Trade Specialist and Certified Global Business Professional she works with Florida small businesses to develop comprehensive, tailored export marketing plans as well as advises clients on every aspect of international market development and compliance.  Katie […]

International Trade Certificate Program Features LIVE CASE STUDIES

In addition to government reps and professional service providers, the SBDC’s International Trade Certificate program features war stories from business owners who have “been there, done that”.  Learn from their experiences, challenges, failures, and successes.  Here are just a few of the companies on tap to speak during the six-session program:Optimum Spring SolutionsDieselogicGM ConsultingM & […]

Two bankers, a lawyer and an economist walk into a bar….

Even better, the SBDC’s International Trade Certificate Program beginning January 20th features these professionals to help your business expand through exporting.  Cindy Fiores with SunTrust Global is a Global Trade Banker with over 20 years experience in documentary trade services and trade finance. She works with small and medium size companies in the U.S. to […]

Want more customers? Did you know… 95% of the world’s population and 71% or the world’s purchasing power is outside the US? How do you get your fair share?

With the US economy still “sluggish”, have you ever thought about selling your products to customers in other countries?  If not, why not?  And if you already export to one country, why not look at other markets? The US Department of Commerce estimates that between 2010 – 2015, 87% of global growth will occur outside the […]

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