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UHV SBDC staff members earn global certifications

May 18, 2013 at 12:18 a.m.


Six University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center staff members recently earned certifications to help them enhance client services in import, export and global trade.

SBDC Director Joe Humphreys earned the SBDC Global Director Certification. Business advisers Mark Martinez, Brian Cunningham and Lindsay Young earned SBDC Global Trade Consultant Certification. Young, Associate Director Lisa Barr and business adviser Kacey Lindemann Butler also were certified through the SBA Export and Trade Counseling Program.

"It is important for small businesses to be active in the global marketplace," Humphreys said. "The certifications our business advisers hold elevate the service level we can provide our clients. We are equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to help area businesses succeed internationally."

The SBDC Global Trade Consultant Certification is a professional development program for center directors and business advisers. It provides information and resources needed to assist clients in international trade assistance and is offered by SBDCGlobal.com and the International Trade Center San Antonio.

The SBA Export and Trade Counseling Certification program offers education in trade assistance resources for small businesses and key aspects of global trade. The SBA certification program is in collaboration with the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee.

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