Develop an Import/Export Business

Since 1960, international trade has grown from just 9% to almost 30% America’s economy. This presents excellent opportunities for US businesses to increase sales and profits by going global.

But many are hesitant to enter the international arena. They just don’t understand the process, or know if they have what it takes to succeed.

This monthly two-part series, taught by experts from the University of Georgia‘s SBDC’s International Trade Center, will help you learn what you need to develop a successful global business strategy, and will provide the resources to help you succeed.

Where: The class will be held at one of two locations: 1425 Market Boulevard, Suite 530, Roswell, GA 30076 -OR- 233 Peachtree Street, NE 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303 (To confirm class location, click on the address portion of the “buy area” below.)

Contact:  SCORE: 678-506-0718  |  UGA SBDC: 678-985-6820

Both modules may be attended as a full day event for a single fee of $89/person.

Part I

This course will cover several key topics on how to successfully develop an import/export business. Learn how your small business can earn a share of this expanding profit opportunity!

Topics for Import/Export Part I include:

  • Learn how to generate import/export profits
  • Develop new revenues based on global product marketing
  • How to find and negotiate with overseas suppliers and buyers
  • Protect your bottom line and learn how to ensure that you get paid
  • Detailed information on the language and protocol of international business

COST: $50.00 (register for Part I & II, only $89 total)
HOURS: 3

Part II

During this second level course, we take an in-depth look at trade terminology & instruments.

Topics for Import/Export Part II include:

  • How to communicate effectively with foreign buyers/suppliers
  • Understand INCO Terms and their impact on the conduct of trade
  • Develop formal international quotes (“Pro-forma Invoices”)
  • Understand International payment terms and the risks/benefits associated with each.
  • Review risk mitigation techniques

COST: $50.00 (register for Part I & II, only $89 total)
HOURS: 3

Upcoming Courses

November
Atlanta  (SCORE Atlanta)
November 16
09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
November 16
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Atlanta  (SCORE Atlanta)
November 16
09:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 404-331-01.
Atlanta  (SCORE Atlanta)
November 16
01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
November 16
➕ More details
Atlanta  (SCORE Atlanta)
November 16
01:00 PM to 04:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 404-331-01.

Instructors

Rick Martin
Center Director

Rick has over 30 years of experience in international business in both the public and private sector. During his career, he established and developed...

Dimitris Kloussiadis
Consultant

Dimitris has over 28 years’ experience in international business, in both the public and private sectors. While in the private sector, he established an...

Darrel Hulsey
Consultant

Mr. Hulsey previously worked for a large commercial bank serving in various lending and management positions. He also has experience as an independent financial...

All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.