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Export Skill Building & Problem Solving Webinar Series


July 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - August 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm



Export Skill Building and Problem Solving Webinar Series

Export Skill Building & Problem Solving Webinar Series presented by US Commercial Service Rural Export Center

To celebrate the launch of the Rural Export Center (REC), we are offering three FREE webinars. Join the Rural Export Center in introductory, one-hour webinars on: website globalization (July 28), using customized research from the Rural Export Center (August 11) and market research skills (August 20). Whether your company is small and new to exporting or large and global, these informative webinars will demonstrate immediate actions you can take to grow your company internationally.

Website Globalization
Join us to learn simple things you can implement to drive more international traffic to your website. This webinar will provide practical information to help make your website more internationally friendly. This webinar will help you:
• Incorporate simple, free web content changes
• Consider the pros and cons of different domain strategies
• Increase web traffic to your website via SEO
• Avoid common mistakes
• Special guest speaker: Bruce Eaton

Bruce Eaton is the founder and creative director of e10, a Minneapolis based strategic branding and web development firm, for over 35 years. He has helped organizations of all sizes build their brands online and maximize their web presence, with a specialty in medical technology. He has helped many companies with their website globalization strategies. Bruce has also been an adjunct presenter at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Saint Catherine University and Clemson University’s MBA Program.
Date: July 28th
Time: 2 Eastern / 1 Central / 12 Mountain / 11 Pacific

Customized Market Research with the Rural Export Center
Every company has a research need and the Rural Export Center (REC) is ready to help with yours. Through customizable research and trainings via the RAISE Program, you can learn to proactively approach a new market. You will learn:
• How to get customized country and industry specific research for your company
• How to use the research to connect with new prospective partners overseas
• How to leverage grants to defray the costs of research
• How other rural exporters have benefited from research services
• Hear from experienced exporters Jay Schuler and Jon Engelstad on how they found success in using RAISE Research Reports.

Speakers:  Jon Engelstad Superior Grain, Jay Schuler, Richland IFC
Date: August 11th
Time: 2 Eastern / 1 Central / 12 Mountain / 11 Pacific

International Market Research Skills
Market research does not have to be expensive or difficult. There are free, publicly available, easy to use tools to help you begin your market entry strategy. Attend this webinar to learn about:
• Researching your industry and worldwide trade flows
• Common export compliance cautions
• Free market intelligence websites
• Find out where to go for more in-depth market research
Date: August 20th
Time: 2 Eastern / 1 Central / 12 Mountain / 11 Pacific

Coming soon: in depth, multi-day webinars on website globalization and international market research.
For questions, email Heather Ranck or Jim Newenhouse.

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