Presented by the Illinois SBDC ITC at ICNC in collaboration with The Hatchery Chicago, 1871 and mHUB.

This workshop is co-organized with the U.S. Commercial Service Chicago Office and is supported by the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Office of Trade and Investment. 


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
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320 N. Damen Avenue
First floor
Chicago, IL 60612

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Steve DeBretto 

E-Commerce Payment Essentials

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E-commerce remains a new and exciting way to conduct business. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to successfully and efficiently accept payments both domestically and abroad, as well as avoid common pitfalls when trying to accept payments internationally. 


This workshop will help you learn:

  1. The payments ecosystem – how it works, who all is involved, and how to navigate it to your advantage
  1. Risk factors involved in international payments and how to minimize your exposure
  1. How to interact with your processor so that your account stays in good standing and funds are distributed quickly and painlessly


Program Layout:

  • 8:30-9:00: Breakfast and networking
  • 9:00-11:30: Presentation and Q&A

Free street parking is available. Breakfast will be provided. 

Who Should Attend:

Any businesses interested in international eCommerce, new and current exporters.

About the Presenter:

Ryan King, President and CEO of Guardian Payment Systems, Inc

Ryan King has been the President and CEO of Guardian Payment Systems, Inc. for the past 9 years, and has been working extensively with the US Department of Commerce for the past 4 years.  Ryan’s mission with Guardian Payments is to educate business owners and bring clarity to a complex industry.

Ryan attended Hendrix College, has been married to his wife Lauren for 11 years. They have two children – Rowan and Baron – ages 10 and 8. 

There is no cost to attend, but registration is encouraged. 

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The Illinois Small Business Development Center and Illinois Small Business Development Center International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, and the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC). Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the center at (312)433-7656 or (312)433-2373.