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10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
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SBDC Presents Seminar for Small Businesses to Learn How to Export Their Products

FORT MYERS, FL - Small business owners interested in learning the basics about exporting are invited to attend “Introduction to Exporting” from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on either Thursday, Sept. 5 or Friday, Sept. 6 in Collier and Lee counties respectively. Lunch is included both days.

The event will discuss what is required for a business to begin exporting and introduce valuable resources. The seminar will explore how exporting can:

     be the solution to expanding sales

     reduce dependence on one market

     utilize excess production capacity

     extend the life cycle of products

     eliminate seasonal fluctuations

     increase overall profits

Presenters include director of the Office of International Programs at the State Director’s Office of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network in Pensacola, Marcia Sergent; and director of Farris Customs Brokers, INC., Hal Wilmot.

Director of Latin America and Caribbean Trade Enterprise Florida Inc., John Macho; executive vice president of Royal Palm Bank, Arnold Haake; and director of the FGCU Small Business Development Center, Dan Regelski.

In Collier County on Thursday, Sept. 5, the seminar will be at The Career and Service Development Center at 750 S. Fifth St. in Immokalee.

In Lee County on Friday, Sept. 6, the seminar will be at the Port Authority Training Facility next to the Southwest Florida International Airport.

Admission is free but reservations are required. For more information about the seminars or to RSVP, contact Victoria Holmes in the FGCU SBDC at (941) 948-4040 or

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