macomb ouHappy 2014! With a new year, there is always a roll out of new and updated resources from the many different providers from around the state. As part of this push, Macomb-OU Incubator has released the 2014 dates for their Export Series. Starting January 9th and continuing every Thursday until January 30th, This series of classes will cover many different topics regarding exporting.

The first class in the series titled, Market Entrance: Establishment of Local Sales Agency Relationships will discuss the legalities involved in conducting business with international partners and the advantages and disadvantages of doing so. Understanding the importance of local distribution relationships is the topic of the second class. The third class continues on to educate on how to set up subsidiaries, their employees, and utilizing them to the fullest to conduct trade outside of US borders. The series wraps up with a fourth class on the different forms of foreign joint venture including the advantages and disadvantages of having a local partner and the legal terms common to this relationship.

These classes are intended for experience entrepreneurs who are hoping to build a market overseas for their new or existing business. Visit Macomb OU’s website for more information and to register.