Monday, September 16, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
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James E. Guinn Complex 
1150 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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Joni Garza, SCORE Administrator 
Fort Worth - Chapter 120 

Global Business Opportunities for Entrepreneurs - 09/16/2019 - C0120 

With nearly 96 percent of consumers living and the fastest growing economies happening outside the U.S, plus two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power residing in foreign countries, attractive opportunities await U.S. small business in global business.

Go where these foreign customers are without moving your existing business operations. There is a significant opportunity for small businesses to profit from importing and exporting operations.

Do you have what it takes to become a successful international business? Are you ready to make or significantly increase international sales?  
Importing / Exporting offers great opportunities but requires preparation and planning. 

This workshop will help you gain the knowledge to develop and implement a global business plan or to even significantly expand your existing international sales. 

Through this workshop, you will become well acquainted with the following key components of effective small business operations in global markets, including

    * use of the internet to easily reach and then sell to international customers
    * how to get export trade financing through the SBA
    * the three common characteristics of successful small businesses which grow their international sales
    * an overview of the U.S. legal requirements governing importing and exporting,
    * how to effectively handle these regulatory requirements, including the impact of tariffs
    * the use of bank letters of credit to ensure that you are paid by new unknown foreign customers
    * how to safely transact in a foreign currency without the risk of exchange rate loss
    * the three ways of entering foreign markets
    * and much more

Fee $30

Presented by: Ron Shuff

RONALD F. SHUFF is a certified SCORE mentor who has provided business counseling service to over 70 SCORE clients.  Ron is an Adjunct Professor at SMU Dedman School of Law (Dallas), Capital Univ. Law School (Columbus, Ohio) and at Wade College (Dallas). He retired as Senior Vice President Secretary and General Counsel of Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS), a $4 Billion Global Manufacturer & Member of S & P 500. Ron holds a M.S. (Management) from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Note: Refunds will be processed upon request up to 7 days before the workshop date. No credit of paid workshop fees will be applied to future workshops for cancellation after 7 days prior to the workshop date or non-attendance.

All workshops held at locations other than the James E. Guinn complex in Fort Worth, TX will not be able to accept any payment of fees at the door. All registrations with fee payment via debit/credit card is required in advance to the scheduled workshop in these locations, for security purposes.

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years.

Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 10,000 volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.