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Get Ready for Betty!

Betty Sue, that is, and she is coming back to Fargo, ND to solve the Riddle of the Exporter and take a deep dive into Incoterms, Export Documentation, and International Payments!

On May 16, a special add-on day to the Global Business Connections Conference (May 15), this one-day-only training will be sure to keep you awake as Betty Sue and her zany cast of characters will walk through the step-by-step process of exporting in an understandable way. This is not your death by PowerPoint training! Elyse Eriksson is an expert in exporting and has created a program based on user-friendly and approachable tactics to learn what you need to know about the export process.

Who should attend?

This training is perfect for business owners, leadership, and team members interested in exporting, new to exporting, and those still learning about the many nuances that come with the world of international business.

You will learn:

The morning will be a whirlwind, with Betty Sue solving the Riddle of the Exporter with introductions into market research, market entry, legal, compliance, transportation, payments/financing, and cultural considerations.

In the afternoon, Betty Sue will take us deeper into Incoterms, Export Documentation, and Payments. She will have some help with special guests to help you learn more about the world of exporting!

Why this Training is Different:

This training is built specifically for entrepreneurs by an entrepreneur. It uses gamification and adult learning techniques to help you absorb the information rather than another “death by PowerPoint” training. Interaction is a must, so put down your phones and play the game of exporting.

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How to Join:

Registration for the Global Business Connection Conference on May 15 and The Riddle of the Exporter training on May 16 is available Here.

NDTO members will receive free entrance into GBC and The Riddle of the Exporter.

Elyse ErikssonWho is teaching this course?

Elyse Eriksson, M.B.A.,  M.C.A.,  C.G.B.P.

Managing Director-Export Connector

Creator/Author of The Riddle of the Exporter ™Training, Workbook and E- Learning Game

A lifelong entrepreneur, Elyse Eriksson has explored a wide variety of business ventures. Early in her career, Ms. Eriksson owned two manufacturing companies specializing in concrete-based products. She started and expanded these companies handling all aspects of operations including importing and exporting. Ms. Eriksson also developed an internet-based company specializing in photo fabric craft kits handling branding, trademark protection, e-commerce, and the outsourcing of production to China. As the Director of International Training and a Business Management Counselor at the International Trade Center Small Business Development Center in Dallas, TX, she obtained the designation of Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP).

Currently, as the Managing Director of Export Connector, Ms. Eriksson brings together business experts to work with entrepreneurs interested in entering international markets. She is the author of The Riddle of the Exporter™ training and workbook, which has been presented throughout the U.S., Guam, Saipan and Puerto Rico. Ms. Eriksson received a B.S. in Design from the University of Texas, Austin, a Masters in Civic Affairs and an M.B.A. in International Management from the University of Dallas. She has served on several boards including OWIT-DFW and the North Texas DEC. or

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