april, 2019

10aprallday12junalldayGlobal Trade Management - 10 week course - SBDCIndustry:All,EducationType of Event:EducationRegion:Portland Metro


Event Details

Wednesdays 10- sessions: Expand to New Markets
Do you want to plan for and profit from a global marketplace?

Would you like help navigating the process of finding the right market, and making sure your products get delivered?

Are you currently exporting and want to improve your international business?

90% of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S., so it’s no surprise that U.S. based companies that export grow faster, and are 8.5% less likely to go out of business than their non-exporting counterparts.

Global Trade Management teaches you how to take advantage of the possibilities of the global marketplace.

Plan and manage a global business, find the right markets, export your products, and get paid.

New Class Starts April 10, 2019
What to Expect
For 10 weeks, we’ll bring in a subject-matter expert to discuss a Global Trade Management topic for each weekly, 3 hour meeting.

Over the course of the class, you’ll be able to:

Work on your business with experienced international trade instructors, including international exporting experts who engage in exporting or importing daily, working for Business Oregon, U.S. Department of Commerce, and other organizations and businesses.
Find the most profitable markets for your product, with an understanding of key cultural differences that may affect where and how you sell your product or service. Avoid common export/import and regulatory pitfalls that could lose you time and money.
Understand logistics and regulations associated with your product or service. Shipping, trade agreements, taxes, and regulations will impact delivering your product or service and bottom line. Know the fundamentals of importing and exporting.
Get one-on-one advice from Certified Global Business Professionals. Our advising is designed get you started and keep you moving toward international expansion. We’ll discuss your business, offer feedback, and develop an action plan so your company gets paid.
Included in the Program
Session 1: Export Fundamentals – Steps to a Successful Export Sale
Session 2: Import Fundamentals
Session 3: Market Entry
Session 4: Legal Aspects of Global Business
Session 5: Trade Finance – Getting Paid
Session 6: Logistics & Documentation
Session 7: Customs & Control Regulations
Session 8: Global Supply Chain
Session 9: Conducting Business Across International Cultures
Session 10: Summing It Up

Get More from Your Class
Global Trade Management includes:

Up to 2 hours per month of one-on-one advising in confidential meetings during the International Trade Small Business Management program with Certified Global Business Professionals specializing in global management, global marketing, global supply chain, and trade finance.
Cohort learning and networking to discuss challenges, resources, and solutions with peers.
Leverage our partners’ connections, including District Export Council of Oregon, U.S. Export Assistance Center, Business Oregon, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Small Business Administration.
Should I enroll?
Clients who get the most out of this program are:

Already in the export or import business, or ready to jump into new global markets
Businesses importing products from other countries
Open-minded and eager to learn new things
Looking to grow
What our Clients Say

008-754554-edited-685197-edited.jpg“The instructors were really good. It was not just getting instructions from a book but from people with experience.
Now when I’m talking to [these international trade] people,
I know what’s going on.”

— Charles King, Office Manager, Pacific Network

The Investment

10-weeks, with 3 hour monthly meetings, for a total of up to 30 hours of in-class education
Up to 2 hours per month of one-on-one, confidential advising.

Tuition is $799
Payment plans are available through PCC
How to Enroll
Want to know more about the course? Complete the form to receive a detailed course outline.

Limited scholarships are available for the Global Trade Management Program. This scholarship reduces your total cost for the program to $500.

To be eligible for the scholarship you must be able to answer “yes” to the following questions:

Are you an Oregon registered company?
Are at least 75% of your employees in the state of Oregon?
Do you have an exportable or value added commodity?
Are you ready to export?
To apply, please complete the application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GTMScholarshipApp

Meet Your Cohort Lead
Warren_Banks.jpgWarren Banks
Warren is an International Trade Business Advisor with Small Business Development Center at Portland Community College. He has an MBA from the University of Puget Sound with an emphasis on international marketing and finance. He spent 25 years in the financial services industry which included managing a representative office in Tokyo, Japan, starting a wholly owned subsidiary for international trade and finance in Portland, Oregon, and was a SVP and Manager of the International Financial Services Division of U.S. Bank of Oregon. He achieved his Certified Global Business Professional certification in September, 2013.

Other internationally related assignments included Managing Director for the International Trade Division of Oregon Economic Development Department which assisted companies in Oregon to engage in or expand their international activities, and helped organize several Governor trade missions.

He was the General Manager for Matsushita Kotobuki America (a Panasonic subsidiary), located in Vancouver, WA. The plant of 500 assembled TV/VCR and TV/VCR/DVD “combos” for the US market. While there he was instrumental in leading the company to establish a Foreign Trade Sub Zone and establishing a sales office in Oregon.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for Global Trade Management?

Portland Community College collects all payment, which will be due after the first night of class. We will provide instructions on how to pay.

I’m very busy. Will this program be worth my time?

Our clients say our programs saved them years of frustration and struggle while growing their businesses. Our programs are structured so you’ll only have to devote a few hours every month to attend sessions and meet with your advisor.

Where and when is Global Trade Management offered?

This program is offered multiple times a year in different locations. To view program dates, go to bizcenter.org/PCCevents and check upcoming classes under “International Trade.”

Are there any requirements for the program?

You must be part of a small business that is looking to begin exporting or expand export capabilities.

Do I have to start with a certain program or take prerequisites?

You must be part of a small business that is looking to begin exporting or expand export capabilities. However, our programs do not need to be taken in any sequence. You take the programs that are the right fit for you. Our program facilitator will help you figure out what best fits your needs.

Will I earn college credit or a degree for this training?

No, you will not receive college credit for completing the International Trade Small Business Management program.

What is the PCC Small Business Development Center?

The Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College has helped thousands of businesses over the past 30 years. We combine one-on-one advising with programs taught by business experts, giving our clients the resources they need to grow their businesses. We’ve celebrated many successes with our clients. We’d love to celebrate your success.

Where can I find more information or classes?

Find resources and more classes to help you achieve your business goals on our website.

Have another question?

Contact Warren Banks at warren.banks15@pcc.edu or 971-722-5080.


April 10 (Wednesday) - June 12 (Wednesday)


CLIMB Center at PCC

1626 SE Water Ave


SBDC971-722-8888 2850 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #252

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