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When: 4/9/2010
7:15 AM
Where: The University Club
39 East Monte Vista Road
Phoenix, Arizona  85004
United States
Contact: Mike Jordan

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Plan to Expand and Go International

April 9, 2010

Meeting Location
University Club of Phoenix
39 East Monte Vista Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

7:15 – 8:00 am:
Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 am:
Harvard Business School Exercise

8:30 – 9:15 am:
Main Presentation

9:15 – 9:30 am:

9:30 – 10:00 am:
Questions and Answers

You might have products in your portfolio that can be easily sold out-of-country but you just haven’t inquired. There might be an industry in a foreign country that seeks consultants with your expertise. And, in all likelihood, one of your clients has a desire to expand into the international marketplace and just isn’t sure how to start. If any of the above scenarios apply to you, then you need to attend our breakfast meeting on April 9.

This meeting will feature an International Trade Officer from the Small Business Administration (SBA). The mission of SBA’s Office of International Trade is to enhance the ability of small businesses to compete in the global marketplace. Specifically, the SBA seeks to:
  • Facilitate access to capital to support international trade
  • Ensure that the interests of small businesses are considered and reflected in trade negotiations
  • Support and contribute to the U.S. Government's international agenda.
We’ll be starting the meeting a little differently this time. In an effort to foster interaction and boost networking, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a Harvard Business School exercise. What’s this you ask? You’ll get more information at the meeting. See you then!

About Our Speaker, Jim Pipper

Jim Pipper has been with the U.S. Small Business Administration for 27 years serving in two separate district offices: Cleveland and Phoenix. His main function is Business Development Specialist and has been in Phoenix for the last 20 years.

A large part of his SBA career was spent as a workout officer handling problem loans before being assigned to do business development. In addition to his government background, he was a commercial banker for 5 years with a large Midwest bank, and he’s a former small business owner.

Jim is a Vietnam era veteran that proudly served a tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force. He holds a baccalaureate degree in business administration from Cleveland State University. He’s the proud father of 6 children: 3 boys and 3 girls.

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