13 Feb EXCELP
The Exporter Capacity Enhancement Learning Program (EXCELP) is a training program developed by Export Saint Lucia and the International Trade Center. EXCELP intends to provide owners or managers of MSMEs with the knowledge they need to facilitate the export process. Through EXCELP, Export Saint Lucia wants to teach clients how to identify opportunities, build linkages and increase their exports.
WHO IS EXCELP FOR?
Owners and managers of small businesses who have little to no experience in exporting are encouraged to register for EXCELP. Through EXCELP, these entrepreneurs will gain the foundational knowledge needed to increase their export potential, and actual exports. Manufacturers, producers, and service providers are all encouraged to register.
HOW IS EXCELP DELIVERED?
The first two sessions of EXCELP were piloted virtually and targeted members of Helen’s Daughters as many of these women own businesses with the potential to export. Export Saint Lucia has returned to the face-to-face modality and will host the third EXCELP session in person. This is the first face-to-face training session since the pandemic began.
UNIT 3, scheduled for May 18, 2022, is centered on Market Research.
WHAT IS THE FULL EXCELP SCHEDULE?
Classes take place once monthly and begin in May 2022.
Unit 1 – Introduction to Exporting
Unit 2 – Export Strategy Design
Unit 3 – Market Research
Unit 4 – Target Market Selection Methodology
Unit 5 – Export Entry Modes
Unit 6 – Prompting and responding to sales inquiries
Unit 7 – Preparing Specifications and Negotiating
Unit 8 – Pricing and quoting
Unit 9 – Costing
Unit 10 – Fulfilling Freight Operations
Unit 11 – Getting Paid
Unit 12 – Exporting from St. Lucia
If you are interested in registering for Unit 3: Market Research, click the link to sign up now. Space is limited.