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Tue, Aug 01



U.S. SMB Global Business Academy

Learn everything you need to go beyond the U.S. borders to grow your business in this virtual academy that’s free each week and hosted by our partners at UPS along with the U.S. Commercial Service.

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U.S. SMB Global Business Academy
U.S. SMB Global Business Academy

Time & Location

Aug 01, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


About the event

The U.S. SMB Global Business Academy is a partnership between  the U.S. Commercial Service, Department of Commerce and UPS. The partnership aims to increase the participation of small U.S. businesses in exporting and create more opportunities for SMBs to achieve economic success through an understanding of ecommerce, export logistics and digital trade. This capacity building program will equip entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and resources to become globally competitive.   

The program’s curriculum includes virtual workshops, one-on-one consultations, insights, and training. The topics include export strategies, tools and resources to enter new markets, insights on how to build an export-friendly digital presence, and guidance on package flows and preparing export shipment.  

U.S. SMB Global Business Academy 2023 will be hosted online every Tuesday, from July 11 to August 1 at 9 am PT/11 am CT/12 pm ET, and it is free to attend.   

Benefits of trade for SMBs  

While globalization has created opportunities for small businesses to sell their goods and services in new markets, not enough small businesses are taking advantage of these international opportunities.  In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, only 266,457 of the approximately 27 million small businesses , or less than 1 percent, currently sell their products to foreign buyers.  This training looks to provide the tools necessary to enable SMBs enter international trade. 

To learn more about the benefits of exporting visit the International Trade Administration webpage (  

Program’s Learning Modules: 

•  Going Beyond Borders to Grow Your Business (July 11) 

• Tariffs,  Incoterms®  and  More  (July 18) 

•  Logistics for E-commerce (July 25) •  Customer Experience (August 1)

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