Subject: Your Global New North Update: May 2018

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Global New North News

Why Don’t More Small Businesses Export?

Exporting is good for business since U.S. companies that export grow faster and are nearly 8.5% less likely to go out of business than non-exporting ones. Furthermore the study found that 26% of companies that trade internationally significantly outperform their market.

To find out more, click HERE.

10 Common Export Documents You Should Know About

Exports of physical goods is very rewarding and lucrative for business, and can be expensive and risky if not done properly; therefore, in every scenario, the exporter must be aware of the export documents used to ship the goods.

To find out more, click HERE.

Wisconsin companies invited to take part in global trade venture to Germany in June

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is inviting Wisconsin companies seeking to establish or expand their exporting efforts to participate in a global trade venture to Germany from June 23-30.

To find out more, click HERE.
Upcoming Trade Ventures
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is leading the following trade missions in 2017-18 listed below:

Germany: June 23-30, 2018
Africa: Sept 22-Oct 3, 2018

To learn more about WEDC Trade Ventures, click HERE.

Each year, the Council of Great Lakes Governors leads multi-state trade missions to assist small to medium sized companies from the Great Lakes region to export their products and services. 

South Africa and Tanzania: June 1-9, 2018

To learn more about these Trade Ventures, click HERE.
Upcoming Trade Events

Wisconsin International Trade 
May 9, 2018

Pursuing opportunities in global trade can be daunting. From finding financing and complying with complex regulations to determining distribution channels and selecting the most viable markets, it’s a tough job. Let MMAC’s World Trade Association open some doors, introduce you to the right people and resources, and unlock your international potential. Join us for the 54th annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference. Sessions will be offered in ecommerce and transportation, among many other topics.

To learn more, click HERE.

Explore International Trade
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 2:30 - 4:00 pm or
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Fox Valley Technical College will be launching a business-validated international trade program in the fall to meet the skills gap needs of the region. This informational session provides an outline of a new comprehensive program that builds competency in global trade by providing business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses with interest in the import-export field.

To learn more, click HERE.

International Trade - Panel Discussion  featuring Lt Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Join Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and a panel of local Business Leaders, Legislators and Trade Resource Representatives as they discuss export opportunities and the support that is available to companies as they enter or expand their Global Footprint.

To learn more, click HERE.
Global Trade Training

Fox Valley Technical College – Global Education & Services

If your business depends on individuals with solid international business skills and experience to successfully navigate the complex competitive world of global business, bridge these knowledge gaps with workshops and training delivered by FVTC. Comprehensive global trade training in topics such as: feasibility of international trade, planning for market entry, intercultural competence, document management, product and service development, international marketing, and others.

Contact FVTC for your global trade training needs. Customized services available. To learn more, click HERE.
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Shirley has 25 years industry experience including 15+ years with Chrysler Corporation, Oshkosh Corporation and Bemis Company. She has brought her experience to the New North region and works to support businesses as they enter or expand their export activity.
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