Date:
Starting Jan. 2017 - Second TUESDAY of each month (except July and December)
Time:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location:
1301 Gervais St., suite 1100, Columbia SC
Cost:

$1450. Includes monthly Export Leadership Academy sessions, “A Basic Guide to Exporting,” materials and lunches. Grant money available for qualified South Carolina companies. Participation is limited to eight companies!

Contact:
Dorette Coetsee at 803-397-4590, dorette.coetsee@trade.gov
Register:
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This ten‐session course spanning over the course of a year will provide individualized attention and customized guidance to your business on all major trade topics.
Taught by experts from the public and private sector, this course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed, then test you with practical exercises to refine your strategy.

WE PROVIDE:

  • Access to experts to guide you along the way and help you to design and implement your export plan
  • Access to new markets. Did you know the U.S. Commercial Service has staff in more than 70 countries?
  • A unique learning environment; you will not just learn about it, you will also practice doing it!


COURSE CONTENT TOPICS:
This course is designed to provide small, individualized attention on the following topics: Market Entry Strategies and Global Market Research, Foreign MarketSelection, Creating and Managing an Export Department, Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics,
Finding and Prospecting Qualified Foreign Buyers, Global Legal Considerations and Payment, Export Documentation, Global Finance Strategies, Foreign Direct Investment Opportunities, and Justifying International Success and Managing Change.


WHO SHOULD APPLY:
Senior management of small to medium companies committed to international sales as an expansion strategy.


THE COMMITMENT:
Active involvement, classroom discussion and on‐site application and implementation of topics. Full attendance at the monthly meetings required.

Participation is limited to eight companies!

Export Leadership Academy

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