International trade

2019: The Year to Plan Your Company’s Export Strategy

We say it every year, but it’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. 2018 was a year of professional and private ups and downs for most, but as we usher in 2019 many businesses look for new and sustainable ways to find customers and grow sales. Economists and investors largely agree that […]

International Trade Certificate Program Returns

One of the most popular events offered by the FSBDC at UNF each year is the International Trade Certificate Program. This is a unique opportunity for businesses that are successful in the local, regional or national markets to explore taking their products or services global! As a growth oriented business, you should join us to […]

HERO FL Named 2014 U.S. SBA Regional Exporter of the Year

May marks Florida World Trade Month – a time to increase awareness about the importance of international trade as a major contributor to job creation and economic growth, and to recognize Florida companies engaging in the global marketplace. In celebration of Florida World Trade Month, the Florida SBDC Network is pleased to recognize Carlton Smith, […]

Why your business cares about the rest of the world….

I am often asked, “Why should I care about what’s happening in the rest of the world? Everything I need is right here.”  Well, the reality is that we live in an increasingly globalized world, whether we like it or not.  Just look at the tags on your clothes, and nine times out of ten […]

International Trade Certificate Starts February 7th!

Want more customers? Did you know… 95% of the world’s population and more than 70% of the world’s purchasing power is outside the US? How do you get your fair share? With the US economy still making a slow recovery, have you ever thought about selling your products to customers in other countries? If not, […]

New Markets for a New Year – Look out, world!

By Cathy Hagan It’s time to consider pursuing across borders.  And by that, I don’t mean the borders of Georgia and Alabama.  It is a fact that the vast majority of the world’s population lives somewhere other than the US.  Small and medium-sized companies that export:  * Have higher sales per employee and pay higher […]

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 […]

Last Call! International Trade Certificate Program

The International Trade Certificate Program – Export Series introduces companies to every aspect of exporting. It’s designed for small businesses that are new to international ex porting as well as growth-oriented businesses that want a better understanding of the op portunities and resources available. Attendees will learn about available resources when pursuing exporting opportunities, get […]

International Trade Workshops Return!

The International Trade Certificate Program – Export Series introduces companies to every aspect of exporting. It’s designed for small businesses that are new to international ex­porting as well as growth-oriented businesses that want a better understanding of the op­portunities and resources available. Attendees will learn about available resources when pursuing exporting opportunities, get the “nuts […]

UNF Small Business Development Center: International Trade

This from the 11/12 Jacksonville’s Financial News and Daily Record. Back by popular demand, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of North Florida recently completed its second International Trade Certificate Series of Exporting with a graduation ceremony featuring 31 small business owners. The business owners attended six weeks of classes, which featured […]

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