Training and Education
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.
Go Global: How to use your website to grow your exports
July 16, 2019. Is your small business ready to go global? It may be an easier step than you think. Advances in technology have put foreign sales opportunities well within the reach of many small businesses. Selling online is the easiest way to export. During this informative two-hour seminar with IBT Online, you’ll learn how to make your website effective and compliant for international markets. Infographic vector created by freepik – www.freepik.com
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.