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Export Dat! Grow Your Small Business by Competing in the Global Marketplace

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm | 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, Auditorium, New Orleans, LA 70130

Join the Urban League of Louisiana on Tuesday, June 27th for “Export Dat!: Grow Your Small Business by Competing in the Global Marketplace”. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 27th, 9:00am-12:00pm, at the Port Nola Administration Building, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130.

As the number of small businesses in the US continues to rise, entrepreneurs must identify more competitive ways to scale their businesses for growth. With 96% of the world’s consumers living outside of the United States and representing two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power, going global as an exporter can offer significant growth opportunities for small business owners.

While the opportunities are evident, there are many reasons why US-based entrepreneurs do not explore doing business outside of our nation’s borders. Those reasons include fear of the unknown in other markets, perceived lack of entrepreneurial support, or the inability to understand how one’s business could operate and compete in other countries.

During this symposium-style learning opportunity, entrepreneurs will gain valuable insights on why and how doing business internationally is a strategy for growth. Attendees will also learn the fundamentals of international business, the opportunities and untapped resources that exist, and the key elements of an international business plan. The agenda will include:

  • Opening Remarks and Overview of the Day Agenda – Urban League of Louisiana and Other Special Guests
  • Welcome and Introduction from the Port Nola and Port 101 – Port Nola Representative
  • Why Go Global and Resources for Small Businesses Going Global – US Commercial Service New Orleans, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce
  • How To Take Your Company Global and Overcoming the Challenges in International Commerce – SBA Office of International Trade
  • The International Business Plan – Technical Assistance Provider for International Business

There is no cost for the event, however, registration is required. Register here today to reserve your seat!


Port of New Orleans Place | Auditorium
1350 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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