International Trade Specialist
Mrs. Turner joined the Trade Center in 2008. She provides import and export business counseling to companies in Alabama. She previously worked for Page & Jones, Inc. a Freight Forwarder and Customs Broker with offices throughout the Southeast, as the NVO and freight coordinator for the company’s imports and exports. As a Licensed Customs Broker and a Nasbite Certified Global Business Professional, Carolyn is well positioned to help Alabama’s importers and exporters. She is also an Executive Board Member of the Japan America Society of Alabama (JASA).
Carolyn completed her Masters in Global Business Management from the University of Alabama in 2011. And she has been teaching online export management and international business courses at UA for 2 years. Carolyn received her BS from UA in 2004 with a double major in International Marketing and Spanish and a double minor in International Studies and Latin American Studies. While completing her undergraduate studies, Carolyn worked for the Alabama International Trade Center as part of the research staff for two years. Carolyn was a member of the International Honors Program and the Business Honors Program. During her years at UA, she was able to travel with the Study Abroad Programs as well as independent travels. The destinations included Spain, India, Chile, Cuba, and Mexico.
December 13th, 2023 | 34 mins 6 secs
In today's episode of the IC-DISC show, I have a captivating discussion with Carolyn Turner from the Alabama International Trade Center. We uncover fascinating details about Alabama's economic progress and the pivotal role of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in boosting job growth and new businesses.
Carolyn shares inspiring success stories of SBDC clients who utilized free services to export goods successfully. I also learned more about the SBDC's impactful support for small businesses through cost-free assistance.
We wrap it up by exploring how SBDC teams in Texas and Colorado foster business growth.