Training and Education
Join us for The Never Ending Journey of an Entrepreneur
On Wednesday, August 28th, The Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses (AAAB) is presenting an opportunity to gain insight into Entrepreneurship. Participants will have the ability to ask questions and network with the panelist and participants of the workshop. This program will cover the journey of entrepreneurship, resources in Arkansas available to Entrepreneurs, practical skills and opportunities for Entrepreneurs abroad. This event will be held from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub in Fayetteville. For more information and registration click the Details and Registration button below.
U.S. Commercial Service Webinars
View the USCS webinars to hear from the U.S. Commercial Service and industry trade experts about how your company can start or increase your international sales. With these recordings, you can get valuable information on countries and industries of interest to your business, assistance with export planning and strategy, or expand your knowledge of required documentation and regulations.
The Gateways Podcast is the official podcast of the World Trade Center Arkansas. This educational resource is designed to help Arkansas companies understand and overcome common issues in global commerce and trade. It will also serve as a platform to discuss current trade matters, bilateral relationships, and workforce success stories of international business professionals.
The program combines group workshops with individual coaching for each company, leading to an export plan in just 12 weeks. The program is divided into three sessions on September 11th, October 16th, and December 4th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. These workshops will take place in Rogers, AR at the World Trade Center and will be lead by Mr. Rudy Ortiz. The peer group model, limited to leaders from 4-8 companies, maximizes impact and propels action. The innovative customized workshops help companies extract the specific information they need. Finally, the program builds connections to a team of export organizations that help participating companies go-to-market and implement their export growth plans. ExporTech™ amplifies the impact of other export programs, helping companies get the most out of tradeshows, Gold Key services, country visits and trade missions.
Grow Your Exports Seminar
Sept. 5, 2019. Grow Your Exports Seminar is a trade education program of the Arkansas District Export Council (ArDEC), developed in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS), that offers high-quality export education & training to U.S. exporters. The presenters are international trade practitioners and members of the ArDEC, a group of private-sector individuals appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to provide mentoring on exporting. The topics of presentation include: Getting Ready to Export; Developing Customer Relationships; Building a Global Infrastructure; International Logistics; Managing Payments & Finance; Regulations & Legal Issues; USEAC Export Assistance. Registration fee is $79 for 1; $129 for 2; $159 for 3.
ExporTech is a comprehensive three session, eight hour per session national training program with the purpose of helping companies that have exportable products to develop a strategic, executable export marketing plan. The classes are taught by experts in the areas of compliance, finance, legal, logistics, marketing and market research, government assistance and business plan development. ExporTech is offered through the Manufacturing Solutions division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. To learn more, contact Rudy Ortiz with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission through the link below.
Domestic International Sales Corporations
This presentation was given by BKD, LLP consultants Martin Martinez and Eric Fleuckiger to Arkansas companies at the Inside Export Financing seminar in May 2018. It gives valuable information on the tax advantages of Domestic International Sales Corporations (DISCs)and possible structures of DISCS.