Export Bootcamp Program Kicks Off Series

Posted on: February 23, 2015

EXPORT BOOTCAMP PROGRAM KICKS OFF SERIES
Trade mission trip to Ireland being planned

The Chamber and Economic Partnership of Ocala/Marion County has launched an Export Bootcamp program designed to facilitate and develop trade and import/export commerce. A trade mission information session regarding the series is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The session will focus on the trade mission to Ocala's twin city Newbridge, Ireland from September 10 to 17, 2015. Newbridge shares more than a few similarities with its Central Florida partner, two of which are a strong industrial background and a prolific equine community, thus making this an excellent introduction for partnership with other businesses in the European Union.

For anyone who currently exports, is new to exporting, or is simply contemplating the idea, the CEP is providing a complimentary, four-part instructional & hands-on education series presented by representatives from the U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Small Business Administration. This series will provide an introduction into exporting including an assessment for export-readiness, ROI, how to distribute your product and what markets are more favorable for your products or services, and how to identify them. There will be an orientation session at the CEP prior to the workshop providing details about the trade mission (i.e. transportation, lodging, and meetings with Irish industries).

The info session is being held at the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (upstairs board room) located at 310 SE Third Street, Ocala, Fla 34471. Seating is limited. Traditional refreshments will be served. RSVP to William Parsons at William@OcalaCEP.com or 352.629.8051  as soon as possible to reserve a spot.

The next Export Bootcamp session is a hands on workshop facilitated by the director of the Orlando U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rasmussen College, 4755 SW 46th Court on Ocala (across from Dillard’s in Heathbrook). To prepare the business community for potential exporting opportunities and business relationships globally, the second in the information series provides information including:
-          Channels of Distribution & Preventing Problems
-          Identifying/Preparing to Talk to Potential Partners
-          Qualifying Business Partners
-           Direct Selling and Indirect Selling
-          Terms of Sales, Finance, Intellectual Property Rights, Compliance, among other related topics

To RSVP or for more information, contact Felecia Judge at 352.629.8051 x106 or email Felecia@OcalaCEP.com.

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