Expanding Your Business Around the World

Expanding Your Business Around the World

Date: Tuesday, October 3rd

Place: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/export-university-expanding-your-business-around-the-world-tickets-37275023599

About Export University

Export University is a series of courses on exporting designed by the District Export Council, a volunteer non-profit organization associated with the U.S. Commercial Service. The objective is to help U.S. companies begin an export initiative and gain new skills and innovation in expanding their international sales.

At this event you will learn:

  • Key export tips from experts
  • How to extend open account terms to overseas customers while protecting yourself
  • How to gain entry into new markets and increase your international sales
  • How to avoid costly mistakes and clear customs

For more information contact Cindy Fields





















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