SBA Brings Matchmaker Conference to Tampa to Help Small Business Manufacturers with Exporting
Monday, August 29, 2011
The U.S. Small Business Administration will host the second of its Export Matchmaker Trade Fair & Conference
series in Tampa, FL, on September 14. The program is designed to
provide small business manufacturers and suppliers an easy and
inexpensive means for exporting their products by matching them with
trade intermediaries from across the country.
These trade intermediaries – export management companies, export
trading companies, foreign sales brokers and agents – are export
specialists that will either buy a company’s products and sell them in
foreign markets or represent a company’s products abroad through a
distribution agreement or similar contract.
Engaging with an export management company or export trading company
can be the most cost-effective means for small businesses to either
begin exporting or expand export sales, because they do not need to
commit additional personnel or resources to the effort. In fact,
indirect marketing via trade intermediaries can make exporting as easy
as making a domestic sale.
The Tampa event follows the first Matchmaker conference conducted last
year in Jersey City, NJ. The SBA is encouraging trade intermediaries
from across the country, as well as foreign buying missions and other
trade facilitators such as foreign consulates and bi-national chambers
of commerce, shippers, and other trade-related service organizations to
meet with small business manufacturers and suppliers at the event.
For more information on the event, click here.
To register for this event in Tampa, FL, click here.