International Trade for Small Business: Opportunities and Best Practices

When: Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Online

Join Defense Alliance, U.S. Commercial Service, Minnesota Trade Office, Export Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM), and KnectIQ (a representative small business and Defense Alliance member) for a one-hour informational webinar: “International Trade for Small Business: Opportunities & Best Practices.” International markets represent fertile ground for new business development. Learn from the best about:

Export resources available through State and Federal Programs, including:

  • Local export counseling, education, and training opportunities
  • Market intelligence, business matchmaking, product promotion, and commercial diplomacy for small businesses
  • Export credit and export finance solutions
  • STEP Grant availability
  • Navigating international sales growth. Experience, insights and perspective from a St. Paul based cyber-security small business that has succeeded in the international market.


  • 11:00 AM: Welcome Remarks
  • 11:05 AM: U.S. Commercial Service (USCS), Minneapolis, MN Office
  • 11:15 AM: Export Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM), Central Region
  • 11:25 AM: Minnesota Trade Office
  • 11:35 AM: KnectIQ
  • 11:45 AM: Q&A
  • 12:00 PM: Conclude