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SVSU Slates Global Business Academy Seminars in Cass City, On Campus

Speaker: James Foley, of Bradley University International Trade Center

April 21, 2010       Leave a Comment
By: Dave Rogers

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Saginaw Valley State University will conduct a Global Business Academy in two locations for entrepreneurs who want to expand sales internationally.
Mr. James Foley, slated to speak at SVSU global trade academies.

Saginaw Valley State University will conduct a Global Business Academy in two locations for entrepreneurs who want to expand sales internationally.

Main speaker will be James Foley, Director of the Bradley University International Trade Center, Peoria, Illinois, and the 2006 International Trade Educator of the Year.

Academies will be held at SVSU: May 4 and June 10, and at Baker College, Cass City May 5 and June 11.

Cost: $195 per event or $375 for a package of 2 events. **Scholarships are available.

A frequent speaker on international business development, Mr. Foley counsels and trains in foreign market entry strategies, marketing, logistics and export finance.

He also serves as the director for the Nasbite Certified Global Business Professionals Credential Program. Workshop attendees will also receive "The Dictionary of International Trade," a $65 value. This 736 page volume has become the handbook of the global trade community and is filled with valuable information on international logistics and finance.

Mr. Foley will discuss how to make exporting profitable for your operation. Workshop attendees will receive a copy of Foley's book "The Global Entrepreneur" which has been used by thousands of readers to expand their knowledge of international business.

At the International Trade Center at Bradley University, Mr. Foley coordinates a program of counseling and training in international business planning, marketing, logistics and export finance.

The centers are a joint venture between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs and Bradley University with a mission to promote international trade and assist companies with trade-related expansion and training.

Mr. Foley is a frequent speaker on issues of international trade and teaches International Business courses at Bradley University's Foster College of Business Administration.

He was recently the President of NASBITE, the North American Small Business International Trade Educators and now serves as the Director for International Trade Certification. He also serves as chair of the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) International Section Executive Committee.

In 1997 he was awarded the Illinois Small Business Development Association ITC Director of the Year Award and in 2001 he received the Governor's Export Award from Illinois Governor George Ryan.

He authored "The Global Entrepreneur," published by Dearborn Publishing, Chicago, discussing techniques to expand international trade for small to midsize companies. Numerous colleges and universities have adopted the text for both undergraduate and MBA international business courses.

Prior to joining the trade center in 1994, Mr. Foley lived and worked in Europe for seven years. His overseas business experience includes positions in marketing, sales, and corporate management in the computer industry.

Mr. Foley received his MBA from the London Business School at the University of London. Before London, he worked in Los Angeles in the software industry, and also lived in Mexico City where he earned a Spanish proficiency certificate. ###

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