Is your small business looking to expand into international markets? Join Automation Alley at the Southfield Public Library for a roundtable discussion aimed at demystifying the exporting process.
Noel Nevshehir, Automation Alleys director of International Business Services, will be on hand to explain why doing business overseas not only increases sales but also enhances the global competitiveness of small companies.
According to export.gov, small to medium-sized companies account for almost 97 percent of U.S. exporters, but they still represent only about 30 percent of the total export value of U.S. goods. Less than 1 percent of the 30 million businesses in the U.S. export. This means current exporters have a competitive advantage over their non-exporting domestic rivals.
Discussion items will include proven strategies companies can use to successfully reach international buyers and end users of their products, services and technologies, including:
· Market research
· Creating an international business plan
· Trade finance
· Supply chain management and logistics
· Resources available for new-to-export companies
January 15, 2015
11 a.m. Registration, networking and light lunch
11:30 a.m. noon Program
Noon 1 p.m. Q-and-A period
Members and non-members – Pre-registration: $10; at the door: $20
Pre-registration closes Jan. 13 at close of business.
Member Price $10.00
Start Time 11:00 AM
End Time 1:00 PM
Contact Automation Alley Contact Phone (800) 427-5100
Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Southfield Public Library
26000 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield MI 48076
Source: Automation Alley