Alaska Small Business Development Center

Go Global Alaska

Go Global Alaska
Resources for Alaska Small Businesses

This is a 1.5 hour webinar recorded from a live event in 2022.

Don’t be overwhelmed by the idea of risk, regulations or the processes of exporting your goods or services.  This 1.5 hour recording discusses various resources available to help you navigate the process for your small business to achieve global success!

Strategic Planning
What is an export? How to develop your Export Market Plan, as the 1st step to a foreign market entry, this is the foundation to proactively accessing markets, identifying funding resources and achieving goals,.
Presented by: Alaska SBDC

Market Entry
The International Trade Administration is the lead federal government agency in trade development.  Local Office Director, Debbie Franklin, will share marketing tools offered to businesses such as consulting, identifying foreign partners, diplomacy, and advocacy.
Presented by:
Debbie Franklin
Office Director, U.S. Commercial Service
International Trade Association

Food Products Programs
The Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) is a taxpayer funded organization designed to help small to medium sized agribusinesses reach new international markets. We assist businesses by offering opportunities to connect with foreign buyers through our Global Connect program and also offering 50% reimbursement on international marketing expenses through our FundMatch program.  

Presented by:
Luke Burns
Outreach & Communications Coordinator
Western United States Agricultural Trade Association

Trade Finance
As SBA’s office for the support of small business international trade development, the Office of International Trade works in cooperation with other federal agencies and public- and private-sector groups to encourage small business exports and to assist small businesses seeking to export. Through 21 U.S. Export Assistance Centers, SBA District Offices and a variety of Resource Service Provider Partners, we direct and coordinate SBA’s ongoing export initiatives in an effort to encourage small businesses going global.
Presented by:
John Brislin
Export Finance Manager for Washington, Northern Idaho & Alaska
SBA Office of International Trade

Finance Risk Mitigation
Help small businesses mitigate risk and improve cash flow while expanding into foreign markets Reduce the risk of buyer nonpayment Provide financing tools that unleash opportunity for increased export sales
Presented by:
Abby Martinez
Export Import Bank of the U.S. – Western Region

The link above will take you to our client portal, where you will be able to register for access to this training video.