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Export ‘U’ Will Teach Strategies & Insights for Businesses to Expand Globally

(Glassboro, NJ) – Local businesses looking to expand their firm’s global reach can attend two courses designed to give them the skills, strategies, insights and network of contacts that are necessary to expand sales globally.
‘Export University 101’ and ‘Export University 201’ will help teach, among other topics, the basic knowledge of logistics, financing options andlegal considerations, using social media in international markets and more.   Gloucester County, US Commercial Service, Mid Atlantic District Export Council, New Jersey District Export Council and Rowan University Rohrer College of Business are sponsoring thiseducational opportunity.
Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “This educational experience is an opportunity for our Gloucester County businesses to learn how to find new markets for their goods and services.  The two courses are presented by experts in the field of export and I am proud that we can help offer this chance for local businesses owners to take advantage of right here.”
Export University 101 will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 8:30 to 12:30 at Rowan University.  This course will cover basic knowledge of logistics, financing options and legal considerations, working with a good freight forwarder, and management payment risk.
Export University 201 will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 8:30-12:30 at Rowan University.  This course will teach participants to increase international presence by optimizing global marketing, covering using international exhibitions, creating websites and global marketing materials, and using social media in international markets.
Freeholder Heather Simmons said, “Businesses really need to look at new ways of expanding in today’s economy and export one way for them to achieve that goal.  We want those who are considering global sales to have the best information so they can be successful building on the knowledge and experience that is available to them through this opportunity and the county’s recent partnership with the US Commercial Service.”
For more information, directions, and to register visit or contact Kathy Pippen at Kathleen.pippen@trade.gaov or by phone at (609) 896-2732.
The state of NJ is offering eligible small businesses full reimbursement under the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) for the session fees.  One session is $55 and both are $90.  All participants at Export University 101 will receive a free copy of ‘A Basic Guide to Exporting’ 10th Edition Revised.  ($22 value).