This spring NDTO is excited to help demystify the Riddle of the Exporter with three options to expand your knowledge. The Riddle of the Exporter is an engaging program to help you learn the necessities of exporting. But this isn’t your average training! Meet Elyse Eriksson, or should I say, Betty Sue. She is the queen of exporting and will introduce you to her friends and serve as your guide to learning the exporting process.
Through engaging games, interaction, and zany characters, you’ll have to hold on to your seat as Betty Sue takes you on her journey through the 8 Steps to Exporting. You will travel throughout the whole process, from getting started to market research, market entry, legal, compliance, transportation, payments/financing and cultural considerations. All while being entertained and engaged. This course teaches entrepreneurs exporting by an entrepreneur, so you can be assured it is not your average training. Elyse Eriksson is an expert in exporting and created a program based on user-friendly and approachable tactics to learn what you need to know about the export process.
Who Should Attend?
Business owners interested in exporting and employees who have direct relations to your company’s exporting goals.
Still not sure?
Join us for this complimentary Introductory Workshop: This is a 1.5-hour interactive workshop to give you some helpful takeaways about the world of exporting. This intro also gives you insight for what’s to come for the full Riddle of the Exporter Live Program and the Riddle of the Exporter Online Program.
Riddle of the Exporter Intro Workshop:
- February 22, 2023
- 10:00 am Central online
- 1.5 hours
- Register Here
Riddle of the Exporter Live: This one-day event will be live and in-person for you to connect with each step of the exporting process and gain valuable insights that will be applicable to you and your exporting journey.
- March 23, 2023 in Fargo
- 8:00 am- 5:00 pm Central
- Lunch and Snacks included
- Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND
- room block available, details provided with registration.
- Register Here
Riddle of the Exporter Online: If March 23 doesn’t work for you, NDTO still has you covered! Elyse Eriksson as Betty Sue will host an online version of her 8-Step Program with five, two-hour sessions. Each week (with a short break in the middle) will feature a new topic with the same interaction and create opportunities for exporters to engage in smaller bites.
- April 12, 19, 16 and May 10 and 17.
- 10:00 am Central
- Two hours each week
- Register Here
What’s the cost?
This course is included with NDTO Membership. If you are not an NDTO member, there is a $250 registration fee per company.
Who 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.