SPOKANE, Wash – Washington small to medium business enterprises looking to generate sales to new markets will benefit from a program Oct. 5-7 offered by the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and International Trade Alliance (ITA). Washington State University is a partner in the SBDC.

Only Washington business enterprises and resident entrepreneurs may attend. Service providers and consultants may be considered if space is available. Priority will be given to companies ready to start or grow their export capability.

The seminar will deliver primary information and resources needed to understand how to export products or services. It will cover: how to find an international market and distribute a product, how to advertise and sell to a different culture, how to finance and make a profit, how to obtain certifications and learn about regulations, and how to get help through the process.
 
Participants will be matched with a mentor from a successful exporting company and will be introduced to the export services of the SBDC.

Pre-registration is required for the seminar, which will be held in room 432 at Innovate Washington, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane. It is free to Washington small to medium business enterprises primed to sell to a new market. Lunch is included Wednesday and Thursday.

Enrollment is limited. Please register online at wsbdc.org/training-calendar. For course content info, call ITA at 509-413-1470.
Parking       http://spokane.wsu.edu/aboutWSUSpokane/Visiting/Parking/      is available on site for a fee.

The program is in partnership with the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board and other sponsors.

 About the Washington Small Business Development Center
The Washington SBDC promotes economic vitality within Washington communities by providing expert business advising, demand-driven training and applied research to existing businesses and entrepreneurs. The SBDC is a cooperative effort of Washington State University, other educational institutions, economic development organizations and the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information on the mission and services of the SBDC visit the website at http://www.wsbdc.org.

Media contact:
Cindy Doyl, Washington State University Small Business Development Center, 509-358-7890, cdoyl@wsu.edu