Here we’ve gathered some resources to help you plan and manage your business growth through exporting.
Introduced in 2010, the National Export Initiative (NEI) aims to create long-term, sustainable economic growth for the United States by doubling exports over the next five years, an increase that will support two million American jobs.
The U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Administration (ITA) are critical to the implementation of NEI.
US Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration
Created by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank and IBM, the SME Toolkit is designed for new and growing small businesses. The SME Toolkit has an International Business category with resources for taking your business global and provides a country-specific atlas with comprehensive data on economic indicators, market access, travel information and other useful links.
Take Your Business Global
A video series developed through a partnership with AT&T, SBA & Inc. Magazine to promote exporting. The series guides small businesses through the process of exporting: Getting Started in Exporting; Planning for Export success; Connecting with Foreign Buyers; Financing; and five Case Studies of successful small business exporters.
The videos can be viewed here: www.inc.com/exporting/
U.S. Export Assistance Centers
Located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States, each U.S. Export Assistance Center is staffed by professionals from the SBA, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and other public and private organizations. Your local U.S. Export Assistance Center is your one-stop shop, designed to provide export assistance for your small- or medium-sized business.
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