April 29, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    NorCal Small Business Development Center
    (707) 826-3919

    Enter new markets or expand your company’s global outreach through export finance products for small businesses provided through the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Increase your knowledge about the programs available to access financing and reduce some of the risks associated with exporting.

    Learn about export working capital loan guarantees, export credit insurance, and international trade in general. The right export loan can make it easier for U.S. small businesses to get help for things like day-to-day operations, advance orders with suppliers, and debt refinancing. Having risk protection on your export sales can also help you improve competitiveness, attract foreign buyers to your company, and maximize cash-flow for your business.

    Why Attend the Webinar?

    Attendees will learn:

    • About the types of export loan products available to small businesses
    • In what way you can use the loan funds
    • Pre-export financing
    • Post-shipment financing
    • Financing accounts receivable

    Hosted By:
    Ester Gordillo
    International Trade Consultant
    Northern California Small Business Development Center

    Sandra Donzella (Speaker)
    Deputy Managing Director
    Export-Import Bank of the United States

    Sandra has been with the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (“EXIM Bank”) for over 20 years. She is the Deputy Managing Director of EXIM’s West Regional Office, and is responsible for promoting EXIM Bank through business development and outreach in the Western region of the country. Sandra joined EXIM Bank in 2001 after spending nearly a decade in International Banking, where she specialized in Trade Finance and directly worked with EXIM Bank’s programs. She has also been involved in temporary assignments at EXIM’s Bank Trade Credit Insurance Division as a Portfolio Manager and Underwriter for the West Region. Sandra is based in San Diego at the offices of the U.S. Department of Commerce. She was born in Chile, moved to the United States in 1980, and became a U.S. citizen in 1992. She received a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut in 1991.

    James C. Newton (Speaker)
    Export Finance Manager
    U.S. Small Business Administration – Office of International Trade

    Jim Newton has an extensive background in commercial lending, export finance, and risk management. Mr. Newton joined SBA’s Office of International Trade in January of 2015. He currently serves as the Export Finance Manager for Oregon, Southwest Washington, Northern California and Northern Nevada delivering SBA’s Export Working Capital, Export Express and International Trade Loan Programs.   Prior to SBA, Newton was Director of Credit Portfolio Management for the Small Business Group at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. In that capacity, he served as Co-Team Lead for development and implementation of the Global Credit Express (GCE) – Direct Loan Program as well as Acting Vice President of the Small Business Finance Division. Mr. Newton had previously served as a Financial Manager for FDIC, Team Lead for Bank of America’s National Margin Maintenance Team, and Director of the California Export Finance Office.   Altogether, he has 35 years of banking experience.

    Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

    The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. By registering for this webinar, you accept and agree to the full disclaimer available at https://zoom.asksbdc.com/SBDC_Webinar_Disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the named parties be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.