The Global Business Program

The Global Business Program at the Duquesne University SBDC offers one-to-one consulting on international business, exports, imports, foreign investors, export financing, and opening a business at no charge.  




The Global Business Program at the Duquesne University SBDC offers one-to-one consulting on international business, exports, imports, foreign investors, export financing, and opening a business at no charge. Our certified international business consultants, who are specialized in International Trade, can help you simplify the exporting process with their expertise and international trade connections at no cost to you.
 
We leverage our extensive international business experience, cultural competency, and a strong network of relationships to enhance the global competitiveness of small businesses in the Pittsburgh region. Though our primary focus is the markets in Europe, the Middle East, South & East Asia, and Africa, we can also address specific export trade issues in the Mexican & Latin American markets as well.




 
OUR SERVICES
 
Export Business Planning and Trade Advising Services
We provide assistance with developing and implementing an export marketing plan, understanding tariffs and duties, assessing foreign market opportunities, setting product/market objectives, and planning market entry strategies. We also assist with reviewing export compliance and regulations, identifying sources of export financing, and understanding sales agent and distributor agreements.
 
Export Contact Development Services
Our clients can count on our network of resources through the US Department of Commerce’s Office of International Trade, the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program, and the PA Dept of Community and Economic Development’s International Trade Representatives in many countries to generate valuable international sales leads, particularly in the European, African, Middle Eastern, South, and East Asian markets. A single point of contact to help you access all these resources is what we offer at no cost to you.
 
Export Trade and Compliance Seminars
Our clients have access to a variety of educational programs including seminars on Export Essentials, Export Certification Program, Export Financing, Global Market, and Global Supply Chain Management that are now offered through the Pennsylvania SBDC network.
 
Through the years we have assisted many local and regional companies to enter new export markets, and through our network of international trade contacts established in many regions of the world, we are prepared to help your business expand into the vibrant export markets. 
 
Is your company now ready to export or want to expand operations to new markets?
Apply for free consulting and start working with your consultant within two weeks to help you develop and enter into your targeted export markets.
 
Apply in the Request for Consulting tab.