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Second free workshop: Get help exporting

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COVINGTON, Ky. - Have you ever thought about taking your business’s products to the global market but don’t know how to do it or whether it’s even feasible?
 
Get your questions answered Oct. 10 at the second workshop in the City of Covington’s free Lunch & Learn “Grow Your Busine$$” Workshop series.
 
“Exporting to Increase Your Busine$$” is the topic of the workshop, which will be presented by experts from the Small Business Development Center at Northern Kentucky University (SBDC) and the Cincinnati office of the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS).
 
It’s 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Warehouse, 1 Innovation Alley. For more information or to register, click HERE.
 
Among the topics to be covered: 
  • Identifying products and services which can be exported.
  • Identifying potential markets.
  • Resources to assist with exporting processes.
  • Grants and funding to support Small Business Exporting. (Note that the U.S. Small Business Administration recently allocated $18 million for trade opportunities for small businesses to be funneled through state government organizations.) 
“The workshop will focus on how easy it can be to take your business into the world of exporting,” said Suzann Gettys, Business Retention & Expansion Specialist in the City’s Economic Development Department. “It’s designed to link business owners to experts who can walk them through every step of the process, and it’s designed to provide incredibly useful and practical information.”
 
The SBDC, based at NKU, gives free counsel to start-ups and potential entrepreneurs and offers a variety of free and low-cost training programs. And the USCS is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
 
Lunch will be provided by sponsor Jimmy John’s of Covington.
 
Businesses can also register for the workshop by calling (859) 292-2133 or emailing sgettys@covingtonky.gov.
 
A third Lunch & Learn Workshop will be held Nov. 8. It will focus on increasing business during the holiday season by gathering and using data, as well as Small Business Saturday opportunities.
 
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