VEDPVIRGINIA Online Global programs and grants: ECOMMERCE to Help you grow your EXPORTS, sales, brand and business IN A COVID-19 AGE

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Online business development tools have never been so important for businesses to meet the new challenges posed by COVID-19.

Learn from Stephanie Agee, Vice President of International Trade and Monica Sadie, State Trade Expansion Program Director at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) what your state is doing to help Virginia companies navigate these difficult times. Grants and funding are available, notably to support innovative solutions for business today.

IBT Online works with the VEDP to deliver the Virginia Online Global Program - eCommerce for Virginia companies.

Join us as we share expertise and experience in delivering localized websites and online marketing to help you grow your exports, sales, brand and business.

Insights and opportunities:
How has the new online normal affected your buyer persona and their journey to your business?
Social distancing, trade fair, business travel and face to face meeting cancellations have change the traditional marketing and sales playbook.
Today, companies #1 tool for business development are websites and online marketing.
Best-practice, optimally localized business development eCommerce websites
Be found, be understood, be easy to do business and sell online in your target markets
3rd party platforms: Amazon, ebay, Walmart, Alibaba, Taobao, Tmall, OTTO, JD, Flipkart, Rakuten, newegg…
Shopify, WooCommerce and Magento for your eCommerce business
Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Reporting and Analytics
Grow traffic, engagement and conversions
Connect with your customers, increase awareness of your brand
Boost your leads and sales, in your target markets
Sell online with  eCommerce
Virginia Online Global Program and grants
Case studies - how Virginia companies are using the web today
How to help your international distributors and in-market partners

Polls and surveys: 
Attendee participation and feedback. 

The presentation, polls, survey and lots more to grow your exports, sales, brand and business online and globally.

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                            Meet the Virginia Experts:


Stephanie Robinson Agee
Vice President of International Trade at Virginia Economic Development Partnership

As Vice President of International Trade at VEDP, Stephanie provides leadership and oversight of Virginia’s nation-leading international trade assistance programs, designed to support Virginia companies in their pursuit of international sales growth. She holds a Master of Public Policy with a concentration on Public/Private Sector Partnerships from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science from Virginia Tech.


Monica Sadie
State Trade Expansion Program Director at Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Acting in support of Trade Missions and Trade Shows through recruitment, support, funding and execution, Monica works in collaboration with program managers and U.S. Export Assistance Centers to provide a support structure of trade program funding and education to business enterprises in Virginia wanting to expand their international presence through trade.


Susanna Hardy
Chief Content Officer, IBT Online

Susanna serves as Chief Content Officer at IBT Online. As such, Susanna is involved in all aspects of content used in effective business online tools, from content creation to content optimization for search engines and online marketing. Susanna brings her expertise in international business development and marketing to the IBT Online team and has worked with a wide spectrum of companies to reach, develop and succeed in export markets. Recognizing the importance of content for building brand awareness and sales, Susanna helps companies to ensure their online presence is working hard for them.

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Samantha Soffici
Online Business Development Manager, IBT Online

Samantha works with companies that are looking to increase their international presence. By understanding their routes to market and their international business objectives, Samantha helps steer the company towards the appropriate online tools that IBT Online offers. At home in North and South America, Samantha is an expert in the international world.

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IBT Online 

IBT Online provides website localization and international online marketing services to help companies grow their sales, brands and businesses online globally. Our Online Global programs (website localizationinternational online marketing and website management) makes sure your company gets found, understood and is easy to do business with across international markets.