Export Internship Program celebrates accomplishments of fifth cohort

(Submitted by Kelly O’Bryant, Director, SBDC Export Assistance Network, OSU South Centers)

Published on OSU Fisher Business College Website
on August 15, 2016

Having experienced the Ohio Export Internship Program (OEIP) as a student at Fisher, Dominic DiCamillo knows full well the power and impact of the unique program. DiCamillo (BSBA ’16) reflected on his experience as part of the 2016 OEIP Showcase, an annual celebration of the accomplishments of the program’s students and partner companies.

“The OEIP challenged me to be a better student, a better employee, and it changed my perception of what an ‘international businessman’ could be,” DiCamillo told the students and company representatives in attendance. “The program empowers and enables Ohio students, its businesses and the state to succeed in the global marketplace. The small Ohio businesses I visited which were new to exporting were not afraid of competing internationally; they knew they could win, they simply did not know how—until OEIP.”
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State of Ohio – Export Assistance

(Submitted by Kelly O’Bryant, Director, SBDC Export Assistance Network, OSU South Centers)

The Ohio Development Services Agency is focused on helping more businesses connect with 95% of the world’s population that lies outside of the United States. Ohio is the ninth-largest exporting state in the U.S., consistently ranking as one of the top 10 exporting states in the nation. Ohio merchandise exports reached $52.1 billion in 2014, setting a new record. Ohio exports continue to drive economic growth and fuel job creation in our state. Explore your export at http://www.exportassistance.development.ohio.gov/

NEW NAME! Ohio SBDC: Export Assistance Network

(Submitted by Kelly O’Bryant, Director, SBDC Export Assistance Network, OSU South Centers)

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SBDC Export Assistance Network

The Ohio Development Services Agency’s Export Assistance Office has a new name for its specialized export service centers, called the Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network. These services are available at seven regional Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) located across the state.

Formerly known as International Trade Assistance Centers (ITACs), the Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network will continue to offer the same great service to help grow your business internationally.

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Export services include no-cost, confidential counseling from Export Assistance Network Directors; in-depth market research in more than 40 countries to help small businesses build local relationships and identify quality distributors; international marketing grants to encourage more investment into market development; and export-trained internships to support export growth.

If you are interested in exporting your goods and services into international markets, contact your local Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Director, by clicking here (PDF).

For more information about exporting services available for Ohio small businesses, visit: exportassistance.development.ohio.gov

Click here for more information.