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Digital Learning Day: EXIM Leads the Way w/ Digital Events & Webinars
February 25, 2021 Eugene Uhm, Ken Click & Maureen Whelan

Did you know that February 25th is known as Digital Learning Day or #DLDay? Digital Learning Day originated as a celebration to recognize innovative teachers and educators who strived to improve student learning experiences through new technology. This day takes on a new meaning this year considering the “new normal” we now live in.

Because in-person training events have been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) has taken the initiative of promoting, hosting, and participating in a large variety of digital events and webinars that are relevant to the agency’s mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services. This educational online programming covers a wide variety of topics ranging from how EXIM can help mitigate the risk of exporting and boost sales to testimonials from small business owners about how they started exporting, along with their advice for those who are thinking about it.

Here’s a list of upcoming EXIM online events:

March 3: Supporting Inland Empire Exports: Resources in Challenging Times
During this webinar you will hear from Melisa Sanchez, Chief Transformation Officer with Phenix Technology (Riverside, CA) who will talk about why the company embraced exporting, the tools they use to ensure export success, and the impact exporting has had on the company’s bottom line. You will also learn how to:

  • Find foreign customers.
  • Mitigate the risk of nonpayment by foreign buyers.
  • Gain access to working capital to fulfill export orders.

March 4: Spotlight on Greater Los Angeles Area Exports: EXIM Trade Finance Solutions to Get Paid & Gain Working Capital
This webinar will be similar to the “Supporting Inland Empire Exports” webinar, and will feature Jim Crouse, Chief Revenue Officer with Captstone Turbine Corporation (Van Nuys, CA), an EXIM small business customer. Mr. Crouse will share guidance about how his company used EXIM’s Working Capital Loan Guarantee to expand its export sales to the Caribbean and Latin America. You will also learn about:

  • Tools to help your company gets paid by foreign customers.
  • Benefits of SBA’s STEP grants and export express loans.
  • Advantages of export counseling, business matchmaking, and more.

March 10: Learn How to Finance and Increase your Company’s Foreign Sales & Limit Risks
This webinar will feature presentations from Darrel Hulsey, Director of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC); David Leonard, an Atlanta-based export finance manager for the Small Business Administration; and Susan Kintanar, an EXIM regional director who serves the Eastern Region. Topics covered include how to:

  • Find foreign buyers and international partners
  • Extend credit to foreign buyers
  • Reduce the risk of nonpayment from foreign buyers

March 10: Exporting 101: Grow your Business Through International Sales
This webinar will feature a discussion between Aerek Stephens, export finance manager of the Minority Women Owned Business Division at EXIM, and Arch Sharma, founder and CEO of AKAS Textile, Wazoodle Fabrics, & Silver Arch. You will hear first-hand how Ms. Sharma:

  • Utilizes EXIM’s Export Credit Insurance to protect against nonpayment.
  • Expands her international sales.
She will also share advice to businesses that are new to exporting.

March 11: Government Resources to Support Export Growth
This EXIM webinar, in partnership with Imperial County of California, and local, state, and federal government agencies,, will feature exporting solutions as a revenue generator within Imperial County’s agricultural sector. The webinar partners include:

  • Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)
  • Imperial County Economic Development Corporation
  • Imperial County Small Business Development Center
  • Imperial County District Export Council
  • U.S. Commercial Service
  • U.S. Small Business Administration

The webinar will conclude with a “Live Q & A” session for registered attendees and the partners.

All the events listed above are complimentary. You are encouraged to register even if you can’t attend as on-demand recordings will be sent to registrants after the live event. New additions are frequently added to the EXIM events page, so please check back often!

If you’re ready to speak with an EXIM trade finance specialist now, please click here to schedule a free consultation.

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EXIM’s Blog postings are intended to highlight various facets of exporting, but the postings are not legal advice, and are not intended to summarize all legal requirements associated with exporting.