October 4, 2019 - Small businesses looking to grow their international sales are urged to attend Westchester Goes Global, a small business exporter seminar to be held on  Thursday, October 17 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Little Theater at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

The free program is being presented by Westchester County Executive George Latimer, Westchester County Office of Economic Development, U.S. Commercial Service, Small Business Administration and the Export-Import Bank. Among the topics to be discussed include how to find foreign buyers; protecting against the risk of nonpayment; how to extend credit terms to foreign buyers and how to access vital working capital.

The Government Resources Panel will include:

  • Joan Kanlian, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S Department of Commerce

  • Eduard Ekel, Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration

  • Richard Foy, Regional Director, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Other speakers will include Marc Chandler of Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC; Andrea Ratay of TD Bank and Tom Valentine of Mainfreight Logistics.

“Many owners of small businesses may not realize that opportunities for foreign sales are well within their reach. There are numerous federal programs available to small businesses looking to tap into the global marketplace. We are very pleased to partner with U.S. Commercial Service and U.S Small Business Administration in presenting this important program as part of the County’s ongoing initiative to help small businesses prosper and grow,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer.  

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, nearly 96 percent of consumers live outside the U.S., and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries. The global market offers small businesses the opportunity to increase profits, reduce market dependence and stabilize seasonal sales. 

To register, please visit http://bit.ly/2kAz5zl 

For more information call 914-995-2936.