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Increase Your Market by 95% at Working Abroad Workshop in Los Angeles
By Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs
Did you know that the United States only makes up 5% of the world’s market? If you are not practicing internationally, you are missing out on 95% of what the world has to offer your business. By attending Working Abroad: Pros, Cons, and Ways Forward on September 18 you will be able to learn new skills and resources that will help you successfully expand your practice internationally. Register now to be sure not to miss this opportunity!
The morning workshop will feature David Hunt and Frank Glynn, local architects experienced in international practice who will be able to offer you firsthand advice on handling local business practices, cultural differences, and more. A second panel will feature federal resources that can help reduce the risk of working abroad. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will help you learn about various grants, loans, counseling services, and other programs offered. Regulations and how to comply with foreign laws will also be a topic of conversation.
With the knowledge you gain from this event, you will be able to take advantage of the numerous prospects that are awaiting you across the globe!
Working Abroad: Pros, Cons, and Ways Forward will be held from 8:30am until noon at AIA Los Angeles, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Registration and more information are available at www.aia.org/workingpcw. Special thanks to AIA Los Angeles, AIA Orange County, and AIA Pasadena & Foothill for their support with this event.
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