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Best Southwest named 2012 North Texas SBDC of the Year
The 2013 Small Business Awards Winners
The U.S. Small Business Administration congratulates the following recipients:

SCORE Chapter of the Year
Jim Lewis, Chair
SCORE Chapter 120

SBDC of the Year
Russell Wyrick, Director
Best Southwest SBDC

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year
Andrew Nguyen
Honor Courage Committment (HCC)

Women in Business Champion of the Year
Cathy W. Dougherty
Doughtery Sprague Environmental, Inc.

Financial Services Champion of the Year
James C. Kahler
First United Bank

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year
(Also Regional Winner)

Royalyn Reid
Consumer & Market Insights

Family-Owned Business of the Year
Bobbie & Robbie Shoults
Bear Creek Smokehouse

8(a) Graduate of the Year
Alvaro Nunez, Jr.
Benco Construction Services

Small Business Exporter of the Year
Dr. Kevi Le & Tom Le
Luraco Technologies, Inc.

Small Business Person of the Year
John R. Ahearn
Overhead Door Company


North Texas SBDC International Program

Bill J. Priest Institute
of El Centro College
1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, Texas 75215
Phone: (214) 267-2210
Fax: (214) 267-2219

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Since 1989, the North Texas SBDC International Program has specialized in helping North Texas companies achieve and maintain global competitiveness by providing business advising, training and market research services focused on international trade.

Our center is well-known for the quality of its international seminars and programs. We have hosted international ambassadors, trade officials from Mexico, Canada, and national experts on small business. In 2008, our clients reported export sales of $77M and created over 350 jobs for the economy.

We are a part of the North Texas Small Business Development Center Network.

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Our Goal Is to Help You!

Your FIRST STOP for global trade information and resources
Whether your company is a novice or experienced in international trade, we offer services that enhance your ability to export and import. We provide:

  • A clearinghouse of information on export/import issues.
  • The link to valuable resources at local, state, national and international levels.
  • An initial assessment of what you need to successfully import or export.
  • The guidelines to ensure that your exports/imports are in compliance with Customs law and Export Administration Regulations.
  • Help to sort through the maze of bankers, lawyers, government agencies, consultants and brokers who offer international trade services.
  • Access to various subscription-based services that provide a wealth of trade data.

An important ALLY
We believe in working with partners to promote international trade. For trade specialists, networking opportunities, vital contacts, trade delegations, missions and dignitaries, we are your link to

  • The major trade promotion organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
  • Area Chambers of Commerce.
  • Universities and colleges with international trade education programs.

International Trade Center SERVICES
Don’t risk not being up-to-speed in the dynamic global marketplace, get

  • Free One-On-One Business Advising – Got questions? Call today to set up an appointment.
  • Online Business Advising – For an answer the same day or within 72 hours.
  • Low-Cost Training – Stay current on ever-changing compliance & logistics trade requirements via our award-winning seminars or from the comfort of your home by webinar.
  • Market Intelligence – Knowledge of your target market is the foundation to sound decision-making.

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