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ExporTech™: Helping Wisconsin Manufacturers Grow Their Business Through Exporting

Start growing your business through exporting with 24 hours of customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy development. ExporTech is a proven path to export success: graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 in 6-9 months after completing the program.

 

WMEP’s Director of Global Engagement, Roxanne Baumann, talks about the importance of exporting for Wisconsin manufacturers.

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Exporting Facts

exportchartDid you know that:

  • 95% of consumers are outside the USA.
  • Companies that export outperform their non-exporting competitors.
  • Companies that export have higher IBIDAs than those that don’t.

Why should I export?

Exporting can help you:

  • Grow your business.
  • Increase the value of your company.
  • Diversify your revenue sources.
  • Bring innovative new products to market.

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The Five P’s of Global Engagement

  • Develop a PLAN: Regardless of where you are today, ExporTech – WMEP’s customized exporting strategy development tool – will take you to the next level of revenues.
  • Understand the PROCESS: There is a clear process for creating increased revenues.
  • Identify your best in-demand PRODUCT: What has the best chance of export success?
  • PEOPLE: Internal, channel partners – who do you need to involve?
  • Work with knowledgeable PARTNERS: WMEP is a valued member of Wisconsin’s Extended Export Partnership team.

 

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What is ExporTech?

ExporTech helps small to midsize Wisconsin companies tap into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy that has the greatest revenue potential and the least risk. A carefully selected group of up to eight non-competitive companies share three full-day events scheduled approximately one month apart. Participants learn how exports can dramatically drive growth, identify hurdles to expansion, and develop a customized international growth plan.

Through ExporTech, you will:

  • Learn successful exporting strategies
  • Develop an effective exporting plan
  • Get expert feedback and coaching from a panel of experienced exporters

    Exportech graduates

    ExporTech graduates gain practical knowledge and a customized export plan for their companies.

ExporTech includes information on key topics, including:

  • Finance
  • Licensing
  • Logistics
  • Sales and Distribution
  • Pricing
  • Payments
  • Trade Agreements
  • Regulation
  • Documentation
  • Risks

Success in exporting relies on executive support.  ExporTech requires commitment from at least two top senior executives, i.e. owners, CEOs and other executive leadership.

 

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reactive exporting is risky business

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exporting increases salesHow will ExporTech benefit my business?

  • Increase speed to exporting
  • Learn from the experience of others
  • Avoid common mistakes
  • Increase exporting ROI by using resources efficiently
  • Follow a proven roadmap to exporting

 

Past participants rave about ExporTech – Read testimonials

 

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Congratulations to WMEP ExporTech client Hydro-Thermal Corp.
Winner of the 2016 Wisconsin Governor’s Export Award!

2016 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards: Hydro-Thermal

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The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has partnered with WMEP and the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC) to make ExporTech™ available and affordable for manufacturers throughout the state. To apply for ExporTech™ and to potentially be eligible for a scholarship, please fill out and submit this form.

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Upcoming ExporTech Events

Expand Your Global Growth: How to be a Strategic Exporter – Not a Reactive, Accidental One
Tuesday, March 22 – 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.
The Pfister Hotel Imperial Ballroom
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ExporTech – Spring 2016, Madison
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ExporTech Feeding the World – Summer 2016, Waukesha
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ExporTech for WaterTech – Summer 2016, Milwaukee
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ExporTech – Fall 2016, Waukesha
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For more information, contact:

Roxanne Baumann global initiatives

Roxanne Baumann
Director of Global Engagement, WMEP
[email protected]
262.442.8279

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ExporTech Partners & Resources

UW Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center

US Small Business Administration

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, & Consumer Protection

US Dept. of Commerce – US Commercial Service

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UW Stout MOC

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