Almost all “tips” lists for international business include a recommendation to find a good partner – ours included. But what if you want more information before you jump in? Most states have either, or both, a U.S. Commercial Office and State Trade Office which offer workshops, and informational sessions on a regular basis.

As an example, this weekend I had a chance to catch up on various newsletters and thought the upcoming workshop in Minnesota “FINDING and MOTIVATING the RIGHT Foreign Business Partner” looks like it will offer some great information, and a chance to meet and exchange ideas with other business people.,_Conferences_Roundtables.aspx