Office of International Programs


The Office of International Programs, located at the State Office in Pensacola, coordinates a statewide program designed to advance the global competitiveness of small business through preparation, education and consultation. Through the Export Florida Series, entrepreneurs learn how to develop an international component to their business strategy and prepare their companies to enter new overseas markets. In addition, individual SBDCs offer trade programs customized for their client base in topics such as Doing Business with the USA and Exporting with the Experts.

Export Marketing Plan Services
Ready for New Markets? We Can Help. Our Export Marketing Plan Services will position your company for GROWTH. In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Enterprise Florida, Inc. and the U.S. Commercial Service, the Florida SBDC Network is excited to announce a scholarship to assist qualified manufacturing small businesses in Florida who are "new-to-export" to identify growth strategies through the development of customized Export Marketing Plans. For more information and to apply Click Here.
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Consulting
Free and confidential consulting is provided by Certified Business Analysts, with an advance designation of International Trade Program Specialist, who have "real-world" business experience, advanced degrees in business administration and a high level of technical business know-how. They can help you answer questions, identify problems and find solutions, discuss ideas and provide advice related to virtually all areas of international trade.

Training
The Florida SBDC Network developed a program called the Trade Florida Series that consists of the Trade Florida Primer, the Business of Exporting, and the Exporting Florida. The Trade Florida Primer is an introduction to international trade and the Business of Exporting is a three-hour seminar that covers the abc's of trade and resource partners. Exporting Florida is a small business export certification training. This certification program is for the new-to-export business. It is comprised of six 4-hour sessions and takes the participants through an export transaction to prepare them for successful exporting.

Partners
The Florida SBDC Network is a partner in the Team Florida Trade Network which is comprised of the FSBDCN's Office of International Programs, Enterprise Florida and The Commercial Service. Overseas partner countries that work in conjunction with the FSBDCN to promote small business assistance programs designed to enhance trade between businesses include Argentina, Australia, Curacao, France, Japan and Mexico.

Resources
U.S. SBA Export Finance Programs
In today's global economy, selling your goods around the world can bring large rewards. And the U.S. Small Business Administration has the resources to help. With three specialized loan guaranty programs, the SBA can help provide export financing, credit to close a sale, and funds for working capital.

Export Express
Export Working Capital Loan
International Trade Loan

CLICK HERE for additional information about the SBA's Export Finance Programs.

A statewide service network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. SBA, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners; hosted by the University of West Florida; and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDC's. SBA    ASBDC    University of West Florida
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