FREMONT - The Ohio Department of Development's Global Markets Division, in cooperation with Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County and Sandusky County Economic Development Corp., is to conduct a half-day workshop Aug. 2 on export opportunities for small businesses in Ohio.
Officials from ODOD, Small Business Administration, U.S. Commercial Service and Tiffin University are to give presentations about export programs and services available to small businesses.
The workshop is for business owners and other personnel whose companies already are in business producing a high-quality product or service and are looking at exporting for the first time or already are exporting and want to access new export initiative programs and services available from SBA, U.S. Department of Commerce, ODOD and U.S. Export Import Bank.
Participants are to learn their business might not be too small and they might be able to learn the expertise to take on foreign markets. To become an exporter, a business needs a product or service that can be adapted for a foreign market, flexibility in allowing a change in marketing perspective and a commitment to trading internationally.
The workshop is to discuss the profit potential and marketing opportunities, as well as potential sales growth, extended product lifecycles, the offset of seasonal production lags and lowering operating costs and making the company more profitable and competitive.
There is no charge to attend.
To register, contact Amy Matt, Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County at (419) 332-1591 or e-mail email@example.com.