Advancements in information technology and logistics allow most any business access to the global market place. If you have a Website, global consumers are checking you out. Interestingly, many U.S. businesses ignore international inquiries because of their perception of risk. Don’t ignore opportunity.
You don’t need to be an expert in trade. Let our SBDC International Trade Center be your expert. We can support you in a variety of ways such as: walking you through a transaction, identifying opportunities, investigating trade financing options or resolving a particular trade issue.
We work as a team with our USEAC partner organizations to make sure you benefit from all of our state and federal resources.
Do you want to have a global market for a Georgia based product or service? Our International Trade Center can give you the information to take the world market by storm or localize with just one other country.
Our consultants can help:
- Determine the exportability of your products or services
- Identify appropriate markets and buyers
- Develop market entry strategies
- Establish shipping and distribution networks
- Determine appropriate payment methods and identify export financing and insurance needs
We work closely with other government agencies, including the Georgia Department of Economic Development; the U.S. Department of Commerce; and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Our international trade experts give Georgia business owners an edge in exporting.
International Trade Center
2530 Sever Road, Suite 202
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: (678) 985-6820
Fax: (678) 985-6819
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$650 $0* | Level: Advanced
$50 $0* | Level: Intermediate
- In order to help small businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is currently offering all of its continuing education programming at no direct charge to small business owners, employees and prospective business owners for calendar year 2020 thanks to special funding from the CARES Act.
Mr. Gonzalez has over 18 years of combined professional experience in information technology, telecommunications, project management and international trade/business. Over the last 10 years, he has been responsible for sales and marketing, P&L management, as well as customer acquisitions and development for a wide variety of industries across the Americas (banking, utilities, software, telco operators, higher education, retail and government). This includes work with SMEs and multinational corporations.
- International MBA, Universidad Europea de Madrid
- Master in Project Management, Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional
- BS in Computer Engineering, Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología
- International Sales Director, Peleman Industries
- Sales and Marketing Director, Secure-IQ
- Board Member, British-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce
- Senior Account Manager, British Telecom Global Services
- CEO, MGS-It
- Senior IT Consultant, KPMG
- Business Unit Manager Data Center Enterprise, ITS Infocomunicación
Phone: (678) 450-7749
International Trade Consultant, Trade Financing Specialist
Mr. Hulsey previously worked for a large commercial bank serving in various lending and management positions. He also has experience as an independent financial consultant performing acquisition/merger, loan portfolio and credit system analysis for banks. Since joining the SBDC in 1992, Mr. Hulsey has worked extensively in the following areas: international trade financing, trade risk mitigation, loan proposal preparation, financial analysis, business evaluations and alternative financing. He is also a Certified Global Business Professional. Mr. Hulsey was recognized by the Georgia SBDC Network as Consultant of the Year. Additionally, Mr. Hulsey was awarded the Georgia State Star for consulting and honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the national organization, America’s Small Business Development Centers.
B.B.A. in Marketing, North Georgia College
M.B.A, Brenau University
Phone: (678) 985-6820
Dimitris has over 28 years’ experience in international business, in both the public and private sectors. While in the private sector, he established an extensive network of international distributors and dealers in the Middle East and North African markets. Earlier in his career he owned an import business which marketed European and Asian products to US architectural and construction firms, and to major US department stores. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Louisiana, and an M.B.A in International Business from Georgia State University.
Phone: (678) 985-6820
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