Small to medium Washington business enterprises looking to generate sales to new markets will benefit from a series of workshops offered April 3rd, 10th, 24th and May 1st from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. by the Washington Small Business Export Readiness Center (SBDC) and the City of Bellevue.

Markets outside the U.S. represent over half of the world demand for goods and services. Asia represents the fastest growing market and business ties to Washington companies are highly valued there. Small to Medium sized business can take advantage of these market opportunities. The workshops are organized and taught by the WSBDC International Trade Specialists. Statewide the WSBDC has two Export Readiness Centers that focus on training and advising new-to market and new-to export companies interested in expanding their international sales or entering international markets.

WSBDC highly recommends registering for this entire series at a discounted rate of $100.00; however workshops may be taken individually for $35.00 each. Please register online at

Workshop #1 on April 3rd is an Introduction on doing business in Asia and will include the Why & How, Risks and Opportunities of doing business in Asia along with resources to promote successful Market Selection.

Workshop #2 on April 10th will focus on Marketing & Financing Exports including, Delivery Systems, Getting Paid, and using a Market Segmentation Framework.

Workshop #3 on April 24th will cover Key Export Plan Components like Making Market Decisions and the basics of Market Entry Execution.

Workshop #4 on May 1st will work on Building Your Company’s Export Business Plan. You will leave with key takeaways.

Existing Small to Medium Washington based Businesses who are interested in learning more about starting to export or those interested in gaining new markets should attend. Priority will be given to companies ready to start or grow their export capability.

This program is hosted by Washington Small Business Export Readiness Center and is funded in part by the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board through a grant.

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

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