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Win Business Trip at Maui Export University

July 21, 2011, 10:20 AM HST
* Updated July 21, 3:47 PM
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Courtesy of Export University.

By Sonia Isotov

An exciting new comprehensive training program called Export University is coming to Maui August 11 and promises to teach business owners the nuts and bolts of exporting while strategizing a personalized International Business Plan.

At this robust business planning seminar, businesses that are new to exporting as well as those with a blossoming international business will learn to identify the best markets for their products or services and the steps needed to connect with new customers worldwide.

Companies that complete the program will have the opportunity to win a trip to the foreign market of their choice to meet with pre-screened buyers/distributors/partners arranged by the U.S. Embassy in that country.

There are also a limited number of scholarships available for agricultural producers attending.

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Export University is being brought to Maui for the first time by a consortium of business experts, including the University of Maui College, Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture, Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone, University of Hawaii, FedEx, HTDC Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Small Business Development Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Hawaii Pacific Export Council.

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TRAINING SCHEDULE
August 11th, Session 1: Going Global: International Markets & Your Business; Market Entry & Negotiation; International Business Travel.
August 12th, Session 2: Methods of Payment; Agriculture-Specific Export Resources; Shipping & Logistics; Customer Service, & New Markets.

Both sessions will take place at the Maui College Ka Lama Building Room #108 in Kahului from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served throughout the training with a light meal provided around 5 p.m. Cost: $99/person for both sessions. Space is limited.

To register, e-mail [email protected], or call 808.522.8040 by Monday August 8th, 2011.

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