Louisiana SBDC at Southeastern to host seminar on trading

Monday, February 20, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a free seminar March 9 on international trade called “Winning the Trade Game: Exporting Basics for Louisiana Business.”
     Co-sponsored with the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce and Northshore SCORE, the seminar will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, located at 21489 Koop Drive in Mandeville.
     Assistant Director of the SBCD Sandy Summers said topics of discussion will include basics of exporting; things to consider when creating an export plan; US Commercial Service – areas of assistance; funding available for international trade; getting paid and reducing payment risk; SBA products for exporters; increasing export sales; and LA STEP grant program.
     Guest speakers for the event are Sheba Person-Whitley, LED senior international trade manager; Reginald Harley, SBA international finance specialist; and Crystal Mills, international trade specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans.
     Although the seminar is free, seating is only guaranteed for pre-registered attendees. For more information or to register, call 985-549-3831 or log on to www.lsbdc.org.

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