International Exporting Workshop Being Offered March 7 at Southeast’s SBTDC

The Economic and Business Engagement Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is hosting a free workshop on international exporting at the Sikeston Regional Campus on Tuesday, March 7, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The workshop, sponsored by Mirtech Harvest Center North America, a global Claas Agriculture Dealer, will cover how to perform international market research, financing options and exporting strategies. 'With the growing world market in agriculture products, the demand for good equipment and solutions has increased,” said Larry Williams, senior sales consultant for Mirtech Harvest Center. “The opportunity to access support with the export process is vital to finding new markets, financing and shipping.” Presenters will include representatives from the Missouri SBTDC, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Missouri Department of Agriculture, and the founder and president of Mirtech Inc., USA. An agenda for the workshop is available at Lunch is included. Following the workshop, a tour will be provided of the new Mirtech Harvest Center facility in Sikeston. The workshop is free to the public, but space is limited. The deadline to register online is March 1 at For more information, contact Jakob Pallesen at or (573) 651-5156. About the Small Business and Technology Development Center The Southeast Missouri State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), a division of the Economic and Business Engagement Center, is funded through a statewide program that provides professional business analysis and consultation as well as education in a variety of business disciplines. From 2014-2016, the SBTDC assisted Missouri companies with technical assistance and education resulting in 23,927 jobs created or retained, $900 million in sales increases, $436 million in new investment, and $1.1 billion in government contracts. This represents one job created or retained for every $844 in total funding, and $120 of total economic impact for every $1 invested.