Going Global

The majority of the world’s consumers lie outside the state of Wisconsin. Two upcoming events are designed to help Wisconsin businesses tap into that market.

U.S. Rep. Pocan to Host Exporter Forum for Wisconsin Small Businesses with Export-Import Bank Chairman Hochberg
In order to help provide local small business owners with the tools to increase their foreign sales and grow their businesses, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will host an Exporter Forum with Fred P. Hochberg, the Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), on Wednesday, August 28, at the Accelerator Building on 5602 Research Park Boulevard in Madison from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. South African officials will also be on hand to discuss potential trade opportunities. The event is tailored to address the needs of small and medium-sized businesses with 500 or less employees.

The event is free of charge, but an RSVP is required. Interested participants can register for the event at http://www.exim.gov/gasb

Attendees will learn how to increase their company’s foreign sales by:

  • Obtaining protection against the risk of nonpayment
  • Extending credit to your buyers
  • Accessing vital working capital
  • Finding new markets and customers
  • Understanding how other companies have used government resources to export

The Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers.

SBA Going Global
The Small Business Administration is hosting an event designed to help you to assist businesses in becoming export ready, identify markets for their product or service and find the resources that can support them as they sell to the world.

Wednesday, August 28th
9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Waukesha County Technical College
Q365/369 (Harry Quadracci Printing Education & technology Center)

Join experts from:

  • U S Commercial Service – tap into markets in 74 countries, 126 cities around the world
  • WI Economic Development Corporation – tap into market expertise, grants for export development
  • U S Small Business Administration – tap into financing for purchase order, expansion of facilities used for exporting
  • Small Business Development Center – help assess export readiness
  • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection- tap into over 22 markets specializing in food and agricultural services

To register, send an email with your name, title, organization, and contact inforamation to Mary Trimmier mary.trimmier@sba.gov or Mike Fazio michael.fazio@sba.gov by August 23rd.