The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) coordinates and supports multiple activities each year to promote business expansion on a global scale. Typical events include inbound and outbound missions - to stimulate imports and exports - and trade seminars, to educate Broward-based small businesses on global opportunities.
Broward Business Briefing: Business Opportunities in Chile - February 21, 2013
The OESBD and its partners provided an overview of the upcoming trade mission to Chile, the Chilean economy and the top products in demand in the region. The purpose of the briefing was to educate and inform potential trade mission attendees on the benefits of doing business with Chile and to provide details for the May 20-23, 2013 mission.
2012 Export Readiness Seminar Series - February 8, 15, and 22, 2012
This new installment of the annual three-part educational series was designed to help local companies grow by identifying their export potential. This year's series is co-sponsored by Broward College and the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. A certificate of attendance will be presented by the Broward College Institute for Economic Development to all attendees who complete each of the three sessions.
2012 Seminar Materials
Export presentation - Miguel Olivares, U.S. Department of Commerce
Logistics and Support presentation - Audrey Nielson, C.H. Robinson & president of Organization of Women in International Trade South Florida
Free Trade Agreements presentation - Deborah Wilkinson, Broward County OESBD
Trade Finance and Payment Methods - Abby Martinez, JP Morgan Chase
Business Travel Abroad and Trade Missions - Deborah Wilkinson, Broward County OESBD
Export Finance - J. Stephen Fancher, Florida Export Finance Corporation
2011 Export Readiness Seminar - September 13, 20 and 27, 2011
This FREE three-part seminar was designed to educate Broward County business on how to start exporting. Upon completion of the seminar, participants can assess their readiness to export, conduct market research to identify desired markets, understand the basics of developing an export plan, and comply with foreign and domestic regulations. The 2011 Export Readiness Seminar was co-sponsored by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Broward College. A certificate of attendance presented by the Broward College Institute for Economic Development will be issued to all individuals who completed each of the three sessions.
Session 1: September 13, 2011 - Topics include: Why Export? and Where to Start?
Session 2: September 20, 2011 - Topics include: Logistics and Support
Session 3: September 27, 2011 - Topics include: Methods of Payment and Export Financing
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Import/Export Workshops - April through September 2011
The Office of Economic and Small Business Development presented the annual series of informational workshops to assist local entrepreneurs interested in the global marketplace. The three workshops were held in the Einstein Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
2010 Import/Export Workshops - September-November 2010
The Office of Economic and Small Business Development presented this 3-part workshop series at Port Everglades.
2010 Workshop materials:
Session 1: Importing Into the United States for International Trade Professionals
Session 2: Exporting Compliance for International Trade Professionals
Session 3: Importing Food Products in Compliance with FDA and U.S. Customs Rules
Doing Business with Latin America - March 2010
This event was designed to assist local business owners in conducting business in Latin American markets.
Doing Business in Key East Asian Markets: China, Korea & Japan - April 2010
This event focused on doing business in major Asian markets. *Held in partnership with Florida-China Association, Florida/Korea Economic Cooperation Committee and SEUS/Japan Association
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