America's SBDC Iowa - International Trade Resources

How We Can Help

America's SBDC Iowa is available to advise and train small businesses in all 99 Iowa counties in the area of export development. Services and resources that are available include counseling, support, and trade-related information; help identify potential small business export opportunities; and assist small businesses with compliance.

For more information please contact:

America's SBDC Iowa 
2321 North Loop Dr., Ste, 202 
Ames, IA 50010 
515-294-2030
iowasbdc@iastate.edu


 

Workshop Calendar

Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update – September 30, 2015

12:00-1:00 PM

Course description coming soon.

Attendees can register to attend via the IASourceLink website at  www.iowataxwebinars.com.

 

Keokuk Public Library (map)
This FREE 2-hour workshop is loaded with information to help you analyze your business idea. Covered topics include; 4 ways to start a business, conducting market research, writing a business plan, available funding, marketing the business, legal requirements, record keeping and taxes. Registration is required. All materials are provided. To Register please call 319-208-5375. Course# 50945
Extension ISU Louisa Co, 317 Van Buren, Wapello, I (map)
This FREE 2-hour workshop is loaded with information to help you analyze your business idea. Covered topics include; 4 ways to start a business, conducting market research, writing a business plan, available funding, marketing the business, legal requirements, record keeping and taxes. Registration is required. All materials are provided. To register please call 319-208-5375. Course # 50943

Iowa & South Dakota Sales/Use Tax Issues for Construction Contractors – October 21, 2015

12:00-1:00 PM CDT

Course description coming soon.


Attendees can register to attend via the IASourceLink website at  www.iowataxwebinars.com.
Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance (map)
This FREE 2-hour workshop is loaded with information to help you analyze your business idea. Covered topics include; 4 ways to start a business, conducting market research, writing a business plan, available funding, marketing the business, legal requirements, record keeping and taxes. Registration is required. All materials are provided. To register please call 319-208-5375. Course# 50944 
Southeastern Community College Keokuk (map)
Let’s Put Our Cities, and Your Business on the Map! Presented by GOOGLE. We want to help every business in our community get found on the web-starting with yours! 97% of consumers look online for local goods and services. People are searching online for your business every day! Make sure they can find and connect to you by adding your business information to Google Search and Maps. It’s EASY and it’s FREE! This hands-on workshop will guide you through putting your bus...
Southeastern Community College Keokuk (map)
Let’s Put Our Cities, and Your Business on the Map! Presented by GOOGLE. We want to help every business in our community get found on the web-starting with yours! 97% of consumers look online for local goods and services. People are searching online for your business every day! Make sure they can find and connect to you by adding your business information to Google Search and Maps. It’s EASY and it’s FREE! This hands-on workshop will guide you through putting your bus...

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Director's Corner



IMPORTING Webinar SeriesFree Online Import Training! You can register at no cost to view any export training seminars of interest on this site.


US Census Bureau Webinar Series. 

Are you looking to expand into the global marketplace? Are you considering exporting? EXPORTING is a great way to increase your sales and competitiveness, especially since 95 percent of your potential consumers live outside of the United States. If you want to learn more, register at the links provided to learn what is necessary to expand into new markets and be a successful exporter. Registration is free! 

Archived Go Global Series.  

Webinars Scheduled for Future.


EXPORTING Webinars to view on your own schedule. Free online EXPORT Training! View any of these export training webinars at no cost.

1.  Are You Ready?    

2.  Market Intelligence

3.  More Market Intelligence

4.  Costing and Pricing

5.  Approaching the Market

6.  Tradeshows

7.  Incoterms

8.  Payment Terms

9.  SBA Financing

10.  Website Globalization

11.  Risk Management

12.  Proforma Invoices


EXPORT Training Videos.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) has videos available to assist small- and medium-sized companies with exporting, including:


U.S. Department of State: Direct Line Upcoming Events.  Register for a phone conference to learn more about doing business in other countries. Subscribe directly to updates; click here to register.


U.S. Department of Commerce: Bureau of Industry and Security.  Compliance Topics and Archived Webinars
High Level International Trade Compliance - Archived webinars


Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) TRADE MISSIONS

CE Marking:  What is it?

CCC - China Compulsory Certificate


Familiarizing Yourself and DOING BUSINESS IN (no charge videos produced by US Department of Commerce):

 Brazil,  Colombia,  Poland, RussiaSouth Korea, Turkey 


INTERNATIONAL TAX STRATEGY for EXPORTERS

IC-DISC 5 min video snapshot of the tool.  Note:  Tax Rates have changed since video was produced.

IC-DISC 31 minute video explanation

IC-DISC   -   Not just for manufacturers!  

IRS Instructions for Form 1120-IC-DISC

IRS IC-DISC Audit Guide

IRS Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap