NASBITE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on the advancement of trade education and professionalism in support of global business. Specifically, NASBITE is the leading authority for global business education, trade credentialing, training and practice, and NASBITE is also the steward of the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential. NASBITE has nearly 2000 CGBPs and members in the United States, Canada and Mexico who work as trade assistance providers, managers in exporting companies and experts in a wide range of service-oriented companies that support international trade.
America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. The mission of America’s SBDC is to help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on topics including: business plans, accessing capita, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, and international trade.
The National District Export Council, which is an organization that represents 1300 companies in the 60 District Export Councils throughout the United States, is the voice of the American small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) exporter. It seeks to advance the interests of American exporters by advocating for those governmental policies that will result in the increase of global competitiveness for American manufacturers thus resulting in jobs, economic development and rising wages in the U.S.
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.
Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) is the Spokane region’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization. GSI represents 1,200+ businesses and organizations employing more than 100,000 individuals who live, work and do business in the Greater-Spokane region. GSI’s mission is to lead transformative business and community initiatives to build a robust regional economy. GSI works to create something greater for the Spokane region by connecting businesses to valuable relationships and resources, driving initiatives to improve our region, and advocating for business with a unified voice.
The Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA) is the international trade arm of the National Small Business Association, the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization. Together, SBEA and NSBA have more than 100 combined years in advocating for America’s small businesses and small exporters on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. As the country’s leading small-business advocate and premier small-business exporting organization, we are committed to addressing the needs and representing the concerns of the U.S. small-business community throughout Washington, D.C. SBEA provides critical and unique small-business perspective on key issues such as trade imbalances, international regulations and export finance programs such as those offered through the Export-Import Bank of the U.S.