Date: January 5, 2006
Contact: Eric Matanyi
Phone: (708) 534-4044
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, Illinois, January 5, 2006 – The CenterPoint Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Governors State University is offering the first in its series of global trade seminars. "Going Global: Finding, Getting, and Keeping International Business" will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at Governors State University from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost for the seminar is $75.00 per person, which includes a copy of the book "Global Business Growth Skills" by Michael P. Wynne.
This intensive, half-day seminar is targeted toward small business owners looking to enter the global market. By using real-world scenarios and dispelling common myths, the course will prepare business owners and managers to compete globally, avoid cultural pitfalls, and harvest new markets.
The course is a collaboration between CenterPoint, The University of Illinois, College of DuPage, the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago, and the North Business and Industrial Council. In an effort to reach as many Chicagoland small businesses as possible, each of the sponsoring organizations will host "Going Global: Finding, Getting, and Keeping International Business" at their respective locations.
The additional dates are as follows:
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL: January 31, 2006
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago, Chicago, IL: February 14, 2006
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL: February 28, 2006
DeVry University (CenterPoint), Tinley Park, IL: March 7, 2006
Course presenter Michael Wynne is president of the International Management Consulting Associates with over 25 years of experience as a consultant and educator. Wynne has worked with many of today’s top companies including Amoco, Philips, Shell, Siemens, American Express, and United Airlines.
"Going Global: Finding, Getting, and Keeping International Business" is one of a series of classes offered to small business owners. In addition to providing informational workshops and continuing education courses, CenterPoint provides free small business counseling, financing help and access to a comprehensive business resource library.
For additional information or to register for the "Going Global: Finding, Getting, and Keeping International Business", contact CenterPoint at Governors State University by calling 708.534.4929. Web registration is also available at www.centerpointgsu.com.