Today, improvements in trade finance, the internet, and trade agreements have dramatically increased the ability for small businesses of all sizes to access markets worldwide. Many Alaskan businesses are already finding international business offers unique rewards - and challenges! Come hear Debra Franklin, Executive Director of the US Export Assistance Center in Alaska, share a wealth of knowledge as she introduces you to the plethora of no-cost services offered to small business interested learning how they can tap into the global market. You'll learn about services such as Trade Counseling, Market Intelligence, and Market Research Assistant, Business Matchmaking Assistance, and more. If you own a business and are unfamiliar with the opportunities and services available for supporting you in trade and export business - and the potential global opportunities for your business, - you absolutely should attend this workshop and open your door to a world of opportunity!