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 November 30, 2016                                                                      240.305.2133,


Maryland Women’s Business Center to Host Free Introduction to International Trade Panel

Experts from Leading Agencies will Share How Entrepreneurs can Go Global, Increase Earnings

Rockville, MD, November 30, 2016— On Friday, December 16, the Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) will host an Introduction to International Trade panel discussion with experts to highlight how entrepreneurs can expand revenue streams through exporting overseas. According to the International Trade Administration, “Over 95% of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S. And, by 2030, the number of people considered middle class will triple to 1.2 billion with the global economy growing to $72 trillion.” Therefore, it is timely and strategic for entrepreneurs to think globally in business, and prepare to tap into that market.

“I want to make sure that our women entrepreneurs are well informed and prepared to take advantage of the vast opportunities overseas. With our new international trade program, we plan to demystify the export process and help our clients utilize the resources available to them,” said Kiesha Haughton, Managing Director of the MWBC.

Expert speakers from the MWBC, Capital One Business Banking, Exim Bank, Maryland Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration (SBA), and U.S. Department of Commerce will share an overview of resources and guidelines for entering the international marketplace. The founder of Your Expat Expert, LLC, Tiffanie Kendrick, will also provide firsthand insights on navigating cross-cultural support services for entrepreneurs looking to conduct business outside their home country.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and network, and the MWBC will conclude the discussion with details on their new International Trade Program to be rolled out in 2017.

Where: Maryland Women’s Business Center, 51 Monroe St., Plaza East-20, Rockville, MD 20850

When: Friday, December 16, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Who: Panelists from MWBC, Capital One Business Banking, Exim Bank, Maryland Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Department of Commerce, and Your Expat Expert, LLC. 

Entrepreneurs with established businesses who are interested in expanding their revenue streams by entering the international marketplace.

How: Reserve your spot online via this link.

Fee: No charge

To learn more about Maryland Women’s Business Center, visit

About Maryland Women’s Business Center

Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) was established in 2010 as a program of the nonprofit Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) to help people throughout the region start and build successful women-owned enterprises that are positioned for long-term growth. MWBC conducts specialized training, offers individual business counseling, and provides unique resources.  Our special initiatives include a Childcare Business Development Program and StartRight! Women’s Business Plan Competition. Stay connected on Facebook, Instagram , LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Rockville Economic Development, Inc.

Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) is a public-private partnership formed in 1997 by the City of Rockville, Maryland, to strengthen and broaden the city’s economic base through business entrepreneurship, expansion, retention, and recruitment programs. REDI offers guidance and support to help businesses at all stages of growth launch, locate and expand in Rockville.  For more information, contact 301-315-8096 or