The use of logos does not connote endorsement by the Department of Commerce of the organizations’ views, products, or services.
For more than 20 years, Altios International has helped mid-sized companies expand into China, India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Australia, France, and the US.
We provide on-the-ground support to companies entering new markets, growing in existing markets, and investing in a long-term international presence. Our services include: MARKET ENTRY (Market research, Partner matchmaking), GROWTH (Sales representation, Recruiting, Payroll hosting, Turn-key office space), and INVESTMENT (Incorporation and factory setup, Bookkeeping and invoicing, M&A advising).
The Blue Tech Alliance is a member-based non-profit organization focused on researching business and investment opportunities in sectors where water and wastewater play a critical role. Our members are businesses, investors, universities, and organizations who join the Blue Tech Alliance to better understand and capitalize on opportunities in blue-tech. ‘Blue-tech’ is the “water industry” expanded, which includes: technologies, talent, investment and end-users in sectors that have an inseparable relationship with water and wastewater. For example, water and energy are intimately connected, which is driving research into not just water or energy, but the nexus of water and energy. Other sectors with an intimate relationship with water include agriculture, urban planning, manufacturing, and health. Making connections and undertaking research across disciplines and geographic borders yields our members opportunities they may not otherwise have.
The Illinois International Trade Center at College of DuPage offers a variety of services to help Illinois companies enhance their export operations. Whether it is a company that is new-to-export, or taking initial steps to sell internationally, or those experienced exporters that are looking for new market opportunities, our center can provide assistance. All of our one-on-one counseling is free to businesses due to the grants we receive at the federal, state and local levels. We can provide assistance with export plans, market research, and identifying the best market opportunities for your particular business.
The Innovation Center (TIC) is a business incubator located in Biloxi, Mississippi. TIC serves as a one-stop shop for the entrepreneurial community along the Mississippi Gulf Coast providing small businesses with access to training, counseling, entrepreneurial networking, advocacy along with rental warehouse and office space. The 58,000 square feet of business incubation space houses over 60 small business startup clients engaged in the technology, distribution, manufacturing and service sectors. The TIC network encompasses over 600 small entrepreneurial companies, service providers and investment partners.
TIC works alongside in-house partners including the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center (SMCPC).TIC continuously develops and manages sources for the funding of entrepreneurial ventures.
The International Business Network (IBN) was organized in 2005 by a group of highly experienced international business people with the specific purpose of helping each other and others involved in international business. The mission is to help expand international business and the goal is to stimulate economic growth in Northeast Ohio through international business. IBN provides workshops, symposiums and luncheon meetings that bring in experts to speak about import/export opportunities, investment, financial and legal assistance in various parts of the world. Workshops provide hands-on experience and counseling as well as advice at every stage of development.
NJMEP is a member of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a network of centers throughout the U.S. The centers are part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The MEPs were created to help small and mid-sized companies improve their competitive position in the market by focusing on five critical profitable growth areas: continuous improvement, technology acceleration, supplier development, sustainability and workforce development. To learn more about NJMEP visit www.njmep.org
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (PASBDC) supports the economic development of PA by providing entrepreneurs and small businesses with individual consultation, comprehensive education and information necessary to help their businesses start, grow, and prosper. PASBDCs deliver consulting services and educational programs through a network of 18 locations across Pennsylvania. PASBDC consultants work in confidential, one-to-one sessions to help entrepreneurs with issues including new business development, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more
The Virginia SBDC delivers business counseling, training, and information to existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. SBDC counselors meet one-on-one with business owners and provide practical advice and objective guidance. Areas of counseling include business plan refinement, loan packaging assistance, financial analysis, export and trade assistance, strategic plan development, market assessment, certifications and procurement, and general start-up guidance. SBDCs also offer workshops covering a broad range of topics.
The Virginia SBDC is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University and institutions of higher education, chambers of commerce, and economic development organizations. There are 29 local offices across Virginia