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SBA’s International Trade Officer Speaks at Free International Marketing Seminar

Advisory Date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014
Advisory Number: 
Robert Goza (610) 382-3084 |

PHILADELPHIA– U.S. Small Business Administration Philadelphia District International Trade Officer Sonia Smith joins five other notable speakers to discuss federal funding sources to help businesses with global online marketing initiatives at the International Trade Seminar Thursday, Nov. 20, 8-11 a.m.

WHAT: FREE International Marketing Seminar.” To register, visit:

WHO: Sonia Smith, U.S. Small Business Administration District International Trade Officer, discusses federal funding sources to help businesses with global online marketing initiatives. Smith will be joined by additional panelists that will teach businesses how to:

  • Tap into the latest online marketing solutions
  • Convert website visitors into customers
  • Increase customer satisfaction and retention
  • Understand global buying habits
  • Discover new ecommerce solutions

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Bucks County Community College, Newtown Campus

275 Swamp Road, Tyler Hall Room 142, Newtown, PA  18940

“Small business exporters are taking advantage of the world market and selling billions of dollars of goods and services overseas every year,” said Smith. “In fact, 70% of all exporters have fewer than 20 employees. If you are one of these businesses, or would like to join in this growing trend, and you think you are too small to receive government sponsored export financing, think again!”

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. SBA recognizes that small business is critical to the nation’s economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. SBA’s programs are tailored to encourage small enterprises in all areas. SBA's programs include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.