New Business Seminars Explore Exporting Strategies
By Space Coast Daily // September 12, 2012
Women's Series Runs Through November
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A new seminar series sponsored by the The Women’s Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology and the Technological Research Development Authority will explore how to find additional revenue streams through exporting while mitigating risk.
The “Technically Speaking Seminar Series” launches at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 with a program on “Exporting for Small Business.”
This seminar series will be offered at the TRDA offices at 1050 NASA Blvd. in Melbourne.
The series is made possible by a grant to the WBC at Florida Tech from the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group.
The forum provides entrepreneurial women in Brevard County with information and access to professional experts in the fields of intellectual property, copyrights and trademarks, financing, manufacturing, exporting and government contracting.
“PNC Bank wholeheartedly supports women’s business initiatives both locally and throughout our footprint,” said Craig Grant, PNC regional president for Florida East, speaking on behalf of the PNC Foundation. “We are proud to be a part of this seminar series that both addresses topics of concern and provides knowledge and tools to women-owned firms, which despite the challenging economy, have grown by 50 percent in the U.S. over the last decade.”
The luncheon series continues through Nov. 15 and costs $20 per event. An RSVP is required for the Sept. 27 event “Exporting for Small Business” and the Nov. 15 “Exit strategies & Succession Planning” event.
To register, visit wbc.fit.edu or call 321-674-7007. Some scholarships are available for the luncheon lectures.