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Join Us Tomorrow - Social Media Boot Camp (July 25)




Our Social Media Boot Camp starts tomorrow at 8:00. Hope you can attend!

Meanwhile, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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Module 4: Using Social Media to Market Your Company 
July 25, 2013 (Thursday)
- Joy Bunde, President, Bloom U, LLC

Joy's company specializes in web design & development, logo & company branding, social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.), public relations (TV & radio), various promotional materials and signage among many other things. Her presentation will include hands-on demonstrations, so don't forget to bring your laptop!
To learn more about Joy's company, visit bloomu.co

- Christine West, PhD, Industrial Organizational Psychologist,

"Charting the Panoramic Social View" 
Are you full of questions and are becoming more jumbled with mundane answers about what and why your business needs to be traversing through the social media foothills? If you said yes, you probably are similar to many professionals, who know you want and need increased visibility, connectivity and profitability for your business; yet posting here and there on the social scene is leaving you feeling lost in the wilderness not really knowing what direction to navigate towards. This is where and why a simplified strategy is charted for you by Christine West, to help you see the big picture and maximize your impact prior to traversing the social scene.

To learn more about Christine's company, visit www.thebusinessmd.net

Mark your calendar for August Boot Camps
Module 5: International Sales, Promotion & Local Resources
August 22, 2013
Module 6: Establishing International Distribution Channels & Market Entry Strategies
August 29, 2013  
Registration will be available soon!

(If you missed these Boot Camps, please contact WTCAK for the information on the presentations)
Module 1: Export Financing
June 13, 2013
Module 1 was designed for companies seeking financing for their export operations. Presenters discussed the financing programs available through their agencies in cooperation with local commercial banks.

- Sam Dickey, Deputy District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
- Jeff San Juan, Business Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Bank Alaska
- Lynn Kassert, Business Advisor for International Trade, Alaska Small
  Business Development Center
- Paul Watts, Senior Export Finance Manager, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.,
  San.Francisco Branch Office
- Greg Wolf, Executive Director, WTCAK - Alaska Export Assistance Center
Module 2: Legal Aspects of International Trade
June 20, 2013
Module 2 was designed to help Alaskan companies to understand a variety of legal topics, to inform them about possible threats and other practical considerations that anyone doing international business should be aware.
- Isaak Hurst, Attorney, International Maritime Group (IMG)
- A team presentation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Module 3: Trade Documentation & Shipping Overseas
July 18, 2013


Module 3 was designed to inform Alaskan companies about various types of shipping documentation. The presenters identified common pitfalls for those doing international trade and examples of paperwork were provided.


- Thomas Mahn, Officer, US Customs and Border Protection

- Pamela Pierson, Import Specialist, US Customs and Border Protection
- PJ Cranmer, Regional Operations Manager - Pacific Northwest, Commodity 
  Forwarders Inc.

World Trade Center Alaska together with Alaska Export Assistance Center, and other community and business partners, have developed a new program, INTERNATIONAL TRADE BOOT CAMP SERIES, that will take place this summer.
We invite you to participate in an exclusive training program that will feature six half-day MODULES designed to give you strategies, insights, and a ready network of contacts necessary to successfully expand your sales globally. If you are a beginner who believes exporting could be a part your growth strategy or already an experienced exporter, these Boot Camps will provide you with the hands on tools and the latest information necessary to succeed in the ever-changing environment of international trade and commerce. In addition, though the Boot Camps, you will become informed about the effective finance and marketing assistance currently available through both state and federal agencies and walk away knowing precisely how to leverage these resources.
Selling your products and services overseas is both profitable and culturally rewarding for all companies that want to prosper in today's global marketplace.



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