Tue, Jan 17|
Export Financing Solutions for Small Businesses-SBA Export Workshop
Time & Location
Jan 17, 2023, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CST
About the Event
Are you a small business looking to expand? Did you know that the best way to boost your bottom line is to look outside of our US borders. Selling internationally can help protect your bottom line from the ebbs and flows of one domestic market, while granting you access to more buyers. Learn about access to exporter resources, access to export grants, and access to capital to help your business enter the global marketplace!
Presenter Joe Raycraft works for the U.S. Small Business Administration as Export Finance Manager for the New England Region and is part of SBA’s Office of International Trade. Joe joined SBA in 2020 after more than 20 years working in commercial lending and international banking. As Export Finance Manager, Joe works to promote SBA export loans through direct outreach to partner lender banks, to small business exporters and a variety of resource partners that support exporters. Joe brings more than 25 years of private sector business experience, including international roles in the areas of manufacturing, commercial finance and banking. His lending experience includes working at a commercial finance company and various commercial banks in the Hartford area. Most recently, Joe worked at Liberty Bank where he supported small businesses, with a particular focus on family-owned manufacturing businesses. Joe earned his bachelor’s in Finance from Babson College, a master’s in International Affairs from Ohio University and he served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic as a small business advisor.