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Interntational SBDC Expansion Initiaitve

2012 has been another stellar year for the International SBDC Expansion Initiavive. We are proud of the growth that this intiative has achieved. It is building the small business infrastructure for the Americas, and future trade partners for US businesses.

During FY2012 the Initiative conducted SBDC training programs for countries throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico. One of the first training programs offered is the SBDC Consultation. The goal of the SBDC Consultation is to introduce the SBDC model, to assess its feasibility and to determine how the SBDC program should be adapted for each country. In 2012, ten SBDC Consultations were successfully conducted in Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama and St. Lucia..

Our "SBDC Counselor and Director Certificate Training Program" consists of four modules that guide participants through the details of planning, opening, running and growing a successful SBDC. In 2012 we completed training programs in El Salvador, Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Costa Rica that graduated 300+ future SBDC professionals.

2012 was a great year for SBDCGlobal.com; 2013 promises to be even better.


Thank you to our stakeholders

We would like to thank all our stakeholders — funding agencies, partners, clients and staff — for helping us to become one of the largest and most successful trade assistance organizations in Texas over the last 20 years. We were founded in 1992, just as the North American Free Trade Agreement was coming to life. Over these 20 years we have assisted countless Texas companies become globally competitive.

For information on the International Trade Center, our international trade consulting, market research or trade training events, please contact us today:

Phone: 210.458.2470
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Web: www.texastrade.org

If you are interested in our services, we would love to work with you. The International Trade Center requires you to fill out a Counseling Request form (English) or Solicitud De Asesoramiento (Spanish). Once you submit this form by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by fax to 210.458.2491, we will contact you to obtain more information about your business in order to better match your company profile to one of our International Business Consultants. Janette Torres, Client Management Specialist, will set up an initial appointment during which the consultant will assess your technical as well as market research needs.

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501 W. César E. Chávez Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78207-4415
PH: 210.458.2470
FAX: 210.458.2425

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