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UTSA to Host Delegation of Government Officials from Paraguay on a Technical SBDC Training Visit

damSan Antonio, April 24, 2014 – The International Trade Center, a specialty Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development, announced today that it will host a delegation of officials from Paraguay on a visit San Antonio April 27-28, 2014. The visitors will be here to begin the process of adapting and implementing the US SBDC Model in Paraguay.

SBDCs, established throughout the US by the federal government in partnership with universities and colleges, assist entrepreneurs and business owners in establishing and growing their businesses through a free and confidential suite of advising services. Services include, but are not limited to, feasibility studies, business strategy, financial planning, marketing, production and professional networking. The Centers support new and existing businesses.

The emerging SBDC Network project in Paraguay is being lead in-country by the Ministerio de Industria y Comercio de Paraguay (Paraguay Ministry of Industry and Commerce) with the support of the the Parque TecnolĂłgico de Itaipu, Paraguay (Itaipu Paraguay Technology Park). Representing the Parque TecnolĂłgico will be Director Myrian Torres de Segovia, and Project Management Coordinator Carolina Echague. Representing UTSA, and leading the visit, will be Associate Vice President for Economic Development Robert McKinley, International Trade Center Director Cliff Paredes, and Senior International Business Advisor and country project lead Monica Alcoz.

Parque TecnolĂłgico de Itaipu, Paraguay is home to one of the world's largest hydroelectric dams, and as such is a technology and business hub for Paraguay and the region.

This visit is part of the International Trade Center and Institute for Economic Development's SBDCGlobal program that, with the support of the US Department of State, has been helping countries to develop US modeled SBDC networks in the Americas since 2003.

"We are looking forward to sitting down with our colleagues from Paraguay and getting the basic building blocks in place for transferring the US SBDC methodology to support Paraguay's SME's," said Paredes. "Parque TecnolĂłgico de Itaipu will provide an excellent infrastructure for building SBDCs, and the assistance of the Ministry will make the project a sure success."

The International Trade Center at UTSA is one of the largest and most successful trade assistance organizations in Texas. It helps companies become globally competitive through technical trade advising, customized market research and innovative training programs. The center is a specialty SBDC program in the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. Follow them on Twitter (@TexasTrade) and like them on Facebook (Facebook.com/texastrade).

For more information on the project, visit http://www.sbdcglobal.com/index.php/us/international-sbdc.html.

 

UTSA participates in the launch of the pilot Small Business Development Center program in Barbados

barbadosSan Antonio, April 17, 2015 – The International Trade Center, an SBDC at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute of Economic Development, participated in the launch of the pilot Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program in Barbados on April 10th, 2015.

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UTSA Completes Training Program for US Small Business Development Center Advisors

Trade-Certification-AdvisorSan Antonio, April 13, 2015 – The International Trade Center, a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development, announced today that through their SBDCGlobal.com program, they have completed the 2015 SBDC Trade Advisor Certification four-module training series.

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UTSA to Participate in Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) of the US Annual Conference

San Antonio, April 10, 2015 – The International Trade Center, a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development, announced today that they will participate in the Ex-Im Bank 2015 Annual Conference April 22–24 in Washington DC.

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UTSA to Present at the NASBITE International Conference

st-louisSan Antonio, April 08, 2015 – The International Trade Center, a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development, announced today that they will participate in the 2015 NASBITE International Conference on April 15-17 in St. Louis, MO.

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