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From Rogue to Global: Export Strategies, Tools and Techniques

Presenter: Dana Shannon, Global Trade Specialist with Business Oregon

  • Do you have products with big potential?
  • Are you an established company seeking new markets?

The Export Strategies program will help educate businesses regarding exploring and pursuing exporting opportunities. We will cover why it is to your advantage to export; how to connect to expert assistance; how to assess if exporting is right for your business; how to protect yourself and ensure smooth transactions; and how to choose trade partners. This day will prepare you to see how your business can connect with world markets, and is an opportunity not to be missed!

The keynote speaker, Dana Shannon, Global Trade Specialist with Business Oregon will present an overview of the reasons for exporting, how to manage an export program, and the financial aspects of exporting and dealing internationally. Dana has over 15 years of experience with the Oregon Business Development Department, assisting numerous Oregon businesses achieve success in international markets. He also instructs students in international business, international marketing and international trade practices as a University Professor.

Come prepared to participate in the discussions, receive individual assistance, and learn how exporting can benefit your bottom-line.**

Buffet Lunch Served at 11:30 a.m.

Day Dates Time Place
Wednesday 6/19 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Grants Pass: SBDC-2
This class is free to attend. Please register in advance.
To register, please call 541-956-7494 or email us your contact information at


Registration/ buffet lunch: Served at 11:30 a.m.

Noon – 1 pm.: Exporting 101: how to know your business is ready for international trade and exporting. Overview of entering the global market and conducting market research.

1 pm – 2 pm: Roundtable Q & A:  Discussion of the international culture of trade and import opportunities for industries represented in the Rogue Valley.

** Alternative advising sessions will be available onsite after, and we encourage you to contact us to reserve a spot 

Questions and Contacts: Marta Tarantsey, Business Oregon:  503-856-2693 
or Ron Goss, RCC SBDC Director: 541-956-7494