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ASBTDC Workshop To Feature Exporting Expert  


JONESBORO – Exporting expert Elyse Erikkson of Dallas will share her eight-step approach for new exporters at a workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 20, hosted by Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC).

The full-day event begins at 9 a.m. at the Carl R. Reng Student Union Cache River Room and concludes at 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required, and an early bird registration fee of $99 is available until Tuesday, Sept. 29. Register online at asbtdc.org/training or call (870) 972-3517. 
“With more than 90 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the U.S., small businesses need to explore exporting opportunities, and this interactive workshop will give businesses confidence and knowledge about going global,” said Laura Miller, center director at the A-State ASBTDC.
Foreign countries represent untapped markets for expansion and diversification for Arkansas small businesses, but many business owners see exporting as too difficult or too much for their small companies. 
Eriksson, managing director of Export Connector and author of The Riddle of the Exporter™, will debunk the myth that only large companies can export, as she outlines an easy-to-follow process for successful exporting.
In addition, representatives of the U.S. Export Assistance Center and Small Business Administration will be on hand to discuss government services that can aid exporters, and a freight forwarder will share transportation and logistics tips. 
For more information, contact Kelli Listenbee at klee@astate.edu or call (870) 972-3517. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. 
ASBTDC is also offering the workshop in Fort Smith, Tuesday, Oct. 13 and in Little Rock, Thursday, Oct. 15.
The ASBTDC is funded as a result of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration through a partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Arkansas State University College of Business. Core services include free consulting and market research plus affordable training. Learn more at asbtdc.org.


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