International: Virtual Trade Mission For Women-Owned Businesses

International trade mission presents opportunity to develop business relationships, increase sales and trade experience.

August 30, 2000

The very first Virtual Trade Mission for women-owned businesses begins on September 11, 2000, for a two-month period of online international trading. Women-owned firms in the health-care and business services industries located in the southeastern United States that wish to join this Canada-U.S. trade mission are eligible to apply.

There will be a small fee to participate, and companies must be represented by a participant who is either the owner of the company or an executive who is empowered to make—and sign—business deals on behalf of his or her company.

Key target dates for the Virtual Trade Mission include:

Participants can benefit in the following ways:

This cost-effective method of engaging in foreign commerce is sponsored by the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Women's Business Ownership and Office of International Trade, along with the Canadian Consul General in Atlanta and the Department of Commerce.

Applications will be available prior to the start of the mission at the Web site of Tradebuilders, a firm that offers affordable B2B global e-commerce opportunities. For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.tradebuilders.com.

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