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CGBP Exam Prep Boot Camp  

Instructor: Nate Ward, CGBP

For companies, the certification establishes a professional development goal for current and future employees. The credential also helps individuals diversify their skills in global commerce and assure they understand a broad range of topics rather than just the specific field within international trade that they have experienced. Training will cover primary content of CGBP exam:

  • Global Business Management
  • International Logistics
  • International Marketing
  • Trade Finance
Sample Topics Covered and Skills Participants will learn:
  • Assess a company’s export readiness
  • Select modes of entry to foreign markets
  • Choose appropriate incoterms
  • Understand payment mechanisms
  • Calculate landed cost
  • Access government tools, services and grants
  • Evaluate international freight forwarders
  • Complete international documentation
  • Check foreign buyers’ credit
  • Navigate international trade compliance

About the Instructor: Nate Ward is Director of the Ohio International Trade Assistance Center at Cleveland State University. He has taught international supply chain and his center specializes in international market research. He has conducted export business in over 25 countries over eight years in the manufacturing sector in sales, logistics and management.

Contact: Meg Salkin at 216-687-4750 or with any questions.

The Small Business Development Center Program of Ohio (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. ODSA works to support Ohio's businesses, large and small, as they maneuver in the global economy. Whether a company is established in the state and looking to expand, a technology company ready to move from the lab to commercialization, or an entrepreneur establishing a new small retail business, ODSA has resources to assist these businesses as they grow. ODSA resources include the Small Business Development Centers, the Minority Business Development Centers, and International Trade Assistance Centers, as well as the Small and Minority Business Financial Incentives Programs, and Ohio Third Frontier.


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