Webinar: Is Your Business Export Ready?

Arizona MBDA Export Center

International Trade 101 Webinar Series


Webinar 2: Is Your Business Export Ready?


The National Center-operated Arizona Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Export Center will host its second webinar on International trade on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. ‘Is Your Business Export Ready?’ will focus on providing the tools and tips you need to get your business export ready.


The Arizona MBDA Export Center assists minority business enterprises—including American Indian, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian-owned businesses—access new and global markets. This webinar will help you understand how the export center can help your business and services the National Center will offer as part of this partnership.


Brought to you by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency 


Tuesday, November 20, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MST


Register here.


11:00 AM: Welcome Remarks


  • Sadie Belton, Project Director, NCAIED Export Center
  • Shelby Kinlichee, Export Business Development Specialist, NCAIED Export Center


11:05 AM: Is Your Business Export Ready?


This session will give businesses an understanding of how to conduct a thorough and cost-effective global market analysis. This involves how to investigate the industry, competitors and consumer factors influencing the market. Recommended resources and tactics are described for the market and consumer analysis. A competitive analysis ensures that access to global markets will be targeted and strategic. An understanding of the market dynamics will result in lessened miscalculations of global market potential.


  • Elayne P. McClaine, Regional Director — Middlesex County, NJ Small Business Development Center at Rutgers New Brunswick


 11:30 AM: Is Your Business Ready to Go Global? Assessing Export Readiness


Over 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the US, marking a significant opportunity for small businesses.  But how do you know if you’re ready to go global?  In this informational webinar, participants will learn which conditions must be in place in order for a small business to pursue international sales.  Additionally, the presentation will cover some of the resources available to small businesses to develop an export plan.


  • Chris Van Orden, Manager, International Business Development Program, Virginia Small Business Development Center, George Mason University


11:50 AMQ & A Session


11:57 AMClosing Remarks


12:00 PMAdjourn