by Ken Quintanilla
GUAM - Ahead of the second annual Guam Export trade Show set for this weekend, the Hawaii Pacific Export Council held an export university program today at the University of Guam aimed at providing comprehensive training for small businesses, whether they are existing exports or new to exporting in a new market.
Project Director Lesley Harvey and council member Kevin Kraft will be both be speaking at GETS-2013 and lead today's training.
Harvey elaborated, "The Hawaii Pacific Export Council covers Guam under its jurisdiction so we're really hoping to offer the resources and support to the Guam small businesses to get them into some new markets"
Kraft added, "And it's just an opportunity to network, form relationships and get questions answered figure out what the first steps and taking their products and services abroad."
GETS 2013 is sponsored by the Guam Economic Development Authority and the Guam Small Business Development center. The event is an opportunity to promote the island's exportable products and services and link local businesses with buyers from on and off island. The event is set for Saturday Sept. 21 from 12 to 5pm at the Guam Greyhound Park in Tamuning and is a free event.