11: Global Risk Management     

How to Pursue Export Business Safely
(Runtime: 13:36 minutes)

In this 11th session of Export-U2 we will discuss how to manage international business risk. All business entails some degree of risk and international trade is no exception. The best way to manage international trade risk is by doing your homework in advance, and then taking prudent countermeasures to limit your risk exposure. This session will define the types of risk you may encounter and suggest ways to manage them.

Bob ErwinBob Erwin, who teaches this session, is Senior International Business Consultant with the University of Georgia SBDC International Trade Center. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of international trade. Prior to joining UGA he held numerous senior positions in government and industry, and has worked in over 25 countries. Previous positions include: Commercial Vice Consul with the British Consulate General -Atlanta; Executive Director of the American Building Products Export Council- Washington, DC; and Director of the International Trade Division of the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade & Tourism. Mr. Erwin is a registered architect and holds a B.A., B.Arch, and M.Arch from Syracuse University. He has also served as President of the National Association of  Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE). He is a NASBITE  Certified Global Business Professional, and a NASBITE Distinguished Fellow.

Supporting Materials:  PDF copies of the slides in this presentation are available for free download in the “Resources” section of this website. Requests for copies of the original PowerPoints will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All material herein are copyrighted by the Small Business Development Centers of the University of Georgia


  1. You Ready?      2. Mkt. Intelligence       3. More Intelligence        4. Costing        5. Mkt. Approach         6. Tradeshows        7. Incoterms       8. Payment        9. SBA Financing       10. Websites       11. Risk Mgmt.       12. Documents