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Expanding International Business Opportunities: All-day seminar presented by EDC-VC
The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County and its Small Business Development Center present an International business learning workshop Oct. 23 at California Lutheran University.
The seminar will be divided into two sessions. The morning session will have a panel of industry experts to answer any export questions and share their collective knowledge on where to go to solve export issues. Panelists will cover topics such as logistics and documentation requirements;
At 12:30 p.m. there will be a luncheon presentation by keynote speaker Richard Swanson, Network Director, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Pacific South Region. Swanson will discuss opportunities for expanding business’ export markets.
The afternoon session, beginning at 1:30 p.m., will focus on utilizing EB5 to finance U.S. projects and create local jobs. Panelists include David Hirson, Esq., Fragomen and Aaron Goforth, Wright Johnson LLC. They will cover topics such as how to utilize foreign direct investment opportunities to fund new or troubled commercial enterprises;
Registration cost is $100, which includes training materials, breakfast and lunch. CLU student rate is $30. For more information, or to register contact EDC-VC at 805-384-1800 ext. 21, or email Kelly.Noble@
The SBDC is funded by the SBA and provides professional business assistance at no cost to businesses. Participating businesses are required to follow a well-defined scope of work and report their economic successes. These SBA milestones are defined as job creation, increase in sales, capital investment, jobs retained and business started.
EDC-VC is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as a business-to-