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Are You Ready to Export?

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

Embark on your export journey with confidence! Discover your partners and unlock essential resources and tools to support you every step of the way. Join us for an enlightening webinar where you’ll learn that expanding into international trade doesn’t have to be a solo experience.

The Washington SBDC International Trade Certified Business Advisors are NASBITE Certified Global Business Professionals and have additional experience in mentoring businesses and professional development in international trade. We are here to help you navigate the complexities of international trade and establish a strategic plan for meeting short-term and long-term goals.

This week’s webinar will feature a conversation with Washington SBDC advisors Christy Mastin, Allan Peterson and Ellie He.

Who is presenting:

Christy is an International Trade Certified Business Advisor located at the offices of the Tri-cities Development Council in Kennewick, WA. She joined the Washington SBDC 1 year ago after almost 10 years in international sales. She advises businesses located across Southern Washington.

Allan is an International Trade Certified Business Advisor at the office of the Grant County Economic Development Council, in Moses Lake, WA. He has over 10 years’ experience at the Washington SBDC and serves businesses located in Eastern Washington.

Ellie is an International Trade Certified Business Advisor located in Bellevue, WA. She has almost five years’ experience with Washington SBDC and has a background in business development at an international law firm. She helps businesses across Western Washington.

As Washington SBDC international trade business advisors, Christy, Allan and Ellie participate as working members of the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT), a collaborative team of local, state, regional, and federal export assistance agencies that provide Washington state companies with tools and resources to help them export.

Wednesday Webinars

Wednesday Webinars with SBA Seattle is an ongoing series of free, virtual, webinars covering a variety of topics to benefit small business owners. On the fourth Wednesday of each month, we will be focusing on export assistance, featuring conversations with different members of the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT). Established in 2013 following a national mandate to do more to support international trade, WEOT is a collaborative team of local, state, regional, and federal export assistance agencies who provide you the tools and resources you need to sell internationally.

About the Host

John Brislin is SBA’s International Trade & Finance Specialist (Export Finance Manager) for Washington State, Northern Idaho and Alaska. He has over 23 years of private-sector international banking and trade finance experience working at Bank of Boston (Bank of America) and Bank of California (U.S. Bank). John has over 12 years of public-sector export trade finance and risk mitigation experience working at Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW), Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) and SBA Office of International Trade (SBA OIT). He looks forward to working with Small Businesses so they can turn their export opportunities into actual sales and to achieve the ultimate goal of getting paid—especially on time—for those sales.


January 24
10:00 am - 11:00 am PST