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Exporting Opportunities for Small Businesses – Look Beyond US Borders to Find Customers


Date – Time – Location
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building
615 E. Houston Street, Suite 298
San Antonio, Texas 78205

With nearly 95 percent of the world’s customers living outside the United States and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, tapping into opportunities in the global market is more attractive than ever for small business owners. A small business looking to grow to increase sales and profits should look beyond the U.S. borders to find new customers. Come and join this informational export seminar and learn how to find new customers to enter or increase markets globally. Meet our special guest speaker Amir Mirabi, Director – Small Business & Exports, Office of the Governor – State of Texas and the network of international trade experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce-U.S. Commercial Service; UTSA-International Trade Center; Minority Business Development Agency Business Center; San Antonio Free Trade Alliance; F G Forbes (freight provider), and U.S. Small Business Administration.

Space is limited. Register Today! Must RSVP by contacting Aixa Leath, Lender Relations Specialist/International Trade Officer via e-mail at aixa.leath@sba.gov. For directions: Call SBA Front Desk at 210-403-5900.

For parking options—prices may vary: City of San Antonio Public Parking Lot on E. Houston St. under IH37 Overpass next to Red Roof Inn $2.50 for the day (4 blocks) The First Presbyterian Church Public Parking on Ave E & 4th Street next to the Scottish Rite Library (2 Blocks) Meters behind the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building near The Express & News and other streets further down Emily Morgan Hotel lot next to Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building (same block) Alamo Parking Lot on E. Houston Street & Bonham Street (2 blocks) Alamo Parking Lot on E. Travis Street & Broadway Street (2 blocks) Menger & Crockett Street Parking Lot behind The Alamo (2 blocks)

Reasonable accommodations for person with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting Stephanie Rapp, Disabled Employment Program Manager at 210-403-5900.