International Trade is vital to the success of the U.S. economy. The U.S. has a trade deficit of nearly $700 billion. For this reason, the U.S. government, state governments and many other organizations push hard to get businesses to start exporting or increase their export revenues. To facilitate this, many excellent free and low-cost resources and services are available to support exporting businesses. Importing is also vital to our economy. It supports many jobs and industries, enhances consumer choice, saves disposable income, and is even necessary to produce many products that are exported. Compared to exporting, however, government resources to help businesses import are very few. In this workshop we will discuss the resources that exist for both exporting and importing, and steps to take to begin both.
Guest Speaker – Jim Herrin, Director, Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center
Jim has spent the past 32 years in various aspects of international business. These included positions as an International Trade Executive for the State of Utah, a business, corporate development, and finance executive with several biomedical firms, and currently as the director of the Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center. During his career, he has counseled hundreds of companies on international business, negotiated, executed, and facilitated various collaborations with companies in Asia and Europe, including a $25 million acquisition, and established the Global Trade Center for the Utah SBDC Network. Jim currently serves on the Utah District Export Council and is a Certified Global Business Professional of the National Association of Small Business International Trade Executives (NASBITE). He earned an MBA from the University of Utah and a BA in Korean Studies from BYU.
Cost: Complimentary, but register to receive the meeting invite
Place: Virtual session using Microsoft Teams Technology
Registration: via Eventbrite or call (801) 844-7900
This dialogue is offered for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speaker are not necessarily those of Zions Bancorporation, N.A., Member FDIC or any of its divisions. Zions Bank is a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A., Member FDIC.