Training and Education


World Trade Month GO GLOBAL Webinar Series

Ready to grow your business in new ways, but need help? Wondering how to compete in a challenging, but lucrative global marketplace. We can provide the help and guidance you need. During World Trade Month (May), the U.S. Census Bureau has organized and coordinated with multiple federal agencies to bring you this FREE four-part webinar series to help you go global. Business vector created by freepik –
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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.
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Gateways Podcast

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.
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Export Fair

May 7, 2019. The U.S. Small Business Administration Arkansas District Office is presenting the Export Fair at the World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers on May 7, 2019. Join the Fair and meet successful exporting companies and multiple organizations dedicated to helping companies supercharge their export growth. At the Fair you will: Meet and learn from exporting businesses ;Speed network with business consultants; Be introduced to exporting resources; Learn about export funding opportunities. The Fair will take place Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 9-11 a.m. at the World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers. RSVP to Denise Thomas, Director of Africa and Middle East Trade at or call 479-418-4821
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Grow Your Exports Seminar

June 6, 2019. This course covers the basics of the exporting process. It is ideal
for import/export operations personnel, those in marketing and sales management,
purchasing or logistics, and anyone who wishes to learn more about the exporting
process generally. Topics covered include Getting Ready to Export, Developing Customer Relationships, Building a Global Infrastructure, International Logistics, Managing Payments & Financing, Export Assistance and Trade Regulations & Legal Issues.
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. They will present the course material based on their
extensive expertise in international trade. Registration fee is $79
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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 –
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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.
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Spanish Classes for Business Professionals

Mastery of a foreign language is a must in today’s global business environment. The World Trade Center Arkansas provides a venue for the Larson’s Language Center to offer Spanish classes to business professionals.
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IBT Online's On Demand Webinar Library

Visit IBT Online’s on-demand webinar library to access their entire selection of webinars to help businesses grow and expand into the international market. Search by topic and listen to experts give practical advice on boosting online sales.

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.
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