The SBTDC's International Business Development (IBD) team assists small and midsize businesses with export planning and global business matters. The goal is to increase the number of businesses that are exporting and to assist existing exporters with increasing their foreign market sales. 

The SBTDC's counselors are highly experienced Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP). The SBTDC serves as the official EXIM Bank Regional Export Promotion Program and NASBITE Accredited Training Program. The SBTDC's IBD Program has received the President's E-Award and E-Star Award. 

IBD Director
(919) 600-6097

IBD Counselor
(336) 750-8437

IBD Counselor
(704) 687-0442

IBD Counselor
(910) 962-3014

IBD Counselor
(919) 515-6041

About NASBITE International's Trade Passport Website

The NASBITE International Trade Passport website offers on-demand training, local resources, and rapid expert assistance to USA-based small and mid-sized businesses that are focused on international trade as a pathway to business growth. New users can sign up for a free account that provides access to 20 on-demand webinars, live webinars, expert assistance and more.

Check out the latest training topics delivered by industry leading experts:

Working with a Freight Forwarder

Learn how to work with a freight forwarder to help you work through the logistical details of most international trade transactions. 

You will learn:
  • How your freight forwarder can function as an extension of your own operation.
  • How your selected freight forwarder can protect your interests.
  • Why making the right choice when choosing a freight forwarder can minimize risk.
Contractual Dispute Resolution for International Business

Disputes happen in business all the time. It is essential to know what measures are available to prevent potential problems or resolve issues that arise. This presentation provides a foundation for understanding the process of international dispute resolution.

Why this matters to your business:

There are no certainties that all agreements or business arrangements will go smoothly. Not knowing how to handle cross-border disputes can be a very expensive mistake, especially for organizations with little experience in international business.

Market Research

Learn where to go to get free and low-cost information necessary to design your strategic export plan and mindfully deploy limited resources for maximum sales.

You will learn:
  • How research helps you focus your efforts and effectively maximize limited resources.
  • Why good research is essential to creating any strategic business or export plan.
Developing an Export Plan

If you don't know where you're going, you're assured not to arrive. The creation of a strategic export plan will help you think through all of the elements you must consider to minimize risk and maximize use of resources to best take advantage of global sales opportunities. 

Why this matters to your business:

A well-thought-out export plan will focus your efforts and effectively maximize limited resources. An export plan can get your whole team on the same page and allow you to assess your actual achievements against your expectations.

Earn CEUs on Trade Passport
NASBITE International Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) are required to submit 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per year to satisfy their annual credential re-certification. Many of the webinars available via the Trade Passport website offer CEU credit. Details of all training and dates on the Trade Passport website are captured for registered users under User Stats in the main menu and can be submitted to NASBITE International via the NASBITE website

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