The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), mission is to advance and maximize opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment. The International Business Division is structured to focus on markets with the greatest purchasing power for Wisconsin products.
WEDC works closely with IBT Online to deliver the Wisconsin Online Global Program - Website Localization and International Online Marketing for Wisconsin companies. From strategic planning, through content localization, design customization and technical implementation of localized websites, to country specific search engine optimization and social media marketing, our Online Global services are tailored to support your international business strategy.
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) World Trade Association is the region’s largest and most experienced network of international exporters and importers. IBT Online works with the MMAC World Trade Association to help companies grow their sales, brands and businesses online and globally.
On May 9th 2018 John Worthington, CEO of IBT Online, spoke at the MMAC’s World Trade Association Wisconsin International Trade Conference, at an event entitled 'Global E-Commerce: The Great Equalizer'.
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Listen to Mark Rhoda-Reis, International Business Director at WEDC, along with Susanna from IBT Online as they present the program designed to help exporters in Wisconsin take advantage of the Mexico trade venture. You'll get practical, hands-on expert advice, focusing in on how exporters in Wisconsin can leverage localized websites and international marketing to build their global brands, engage distributors and generate leads.
Make the internet work for you globally!
Help your international prospects, customers and business partners find you, understand your company, and do business with you by giving them an online local user experience in their language(s) and market(s).
Whether you sell directly or via distributors, B2B or B2C, a local website that is easy to engage and do business with, built to match your business strategy, is essential for your international business success.
How will the Program help you?
Benefits: Two business development websites that will help your company be found and understood in your target markets (for example China and Mexico, or Canada and Brazil). Your websites, that you will own and be your property, will be built and managed for you, as per the Statement of Work below, by IBT Online's team of international digital natives.
Statement of work:
Budget: The total cost of the Wisconsin Online Global Option A is $12,000. *Website management program included for 12 months, thereafter payable at $1,000 per annum.
Benefits: Multiple websites that will help your company be found and understood in your target markets (for example China, Mexico, Canada and Brazil), helping you grow your sales, brand and business in these markets. Your websites, that you will own and be your property, will be built and managed for you, as per the Statement of Work below, by IBT Online's team of international digital natives.
Statement of work:
Budget: The total cost of the Wisconsin Online Global Option B: Multi-Market Website Localization depends upon the number of countries and the scope of work. *Website management program included for 12 months, thereafter payable at $1,000 per annum.
Funds are available from the WEDC for the Online Global programs; building and marketing country specific websites to grow your exports and business internationally. The WEDC International Market Access Grant (IMAG) will offer grant support for activities associated with new international marketing initiatives, including Online Global.
Wisconsin companies can apply for the IMAG to be reimbursed for specific expenses associated with executing their international export activities. Project level funding is up to $10,000. If a company has graduated from the ExporTech program, then they are eligible to apply for up to $25,000 for assistance in implementing their export strategy.
"In today’s globalized economy, exporting is essential for almost any company’s growth. I would encourage you to consider both ExporTech™ and the Global Business Development Grants to help your company achieve its objectives" - Monica Wahlberg (International Grant Manager, WEDC)
Samantha is bilingual in Spanish and English. She has a passion for international business and helping others succeed. Samantha is the go-to-person if you have any questions or interest in going global with the Wisconsin Online Global Program.
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