Southern United States Trade Association Invites Small Businesses to Learn Basics of Exporting
Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) is offering a free seminar for small businesses to learn about the benefits of exporting. SUSTA is a non-profit organization that is involved in educating and aiding small businesses with their exporting needs.
- New Orleans, LA (1888PressRelease) January 12, 2012 - Small businesses from across the Gulf Coast can learn the basics of exporting and the resources that are available to them by attending a Jan. 12 seminar sponsored by the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA).
The free event, called "Why Export: A Seminar for Small Businesses," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Hilton Riverside Hotel, Kabacoff Room, Two Poydras St., in downtown New Orleans. Topics include the advantages of exporting, presented by Dr. Carrie Castille, deputy assistant commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry; financing, by Warren Bares of J. Maxime Roy, Inc., one of the leading trade credit and political risk insurance brokers in the U.S. and an authorized local representative of the Export-Import Bank; the logistics of exporting, by Keith Guidroz of Gilscot-Guidroz International Co., Inc.; and federal help for small exporters, by Kristin Core, outreach coordinator for SUSTA. Attendees also will hear from a local exporter who has increased revenue through exporting.
SUSTA Executive Director Jerry Hingle will discuss the strong rise in American exports over the past several years, particularly in agriculture and food products, and how small businesses are increasingly tapping international markets.
Registration is free and available by calling 504-568-5986 or by email to kristin ( @ ) susta dot org dot
The Southern United States Trade Association is a non-profit trade development association composed of the Departments of Agriculture of the 15 southern states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Since 1973, its programs and services have assisted exporters of high-value food and agricultural products. SUSTA is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), its member states and private companies.