U.S. Small Business Administration Washington, D.C.
Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider exporting. Consider these facts:
- Nearly 96 percent of consumers live outside the U.S.
- Two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries.
Here are six steps to help you begin exporting: https://www.sba.gov/content/explore%20-exporting
US Export Assistance Centers
Is your small business ready to go global? It may be an easier step than you think. Advances in technology can make worldwide commerce achievable for many small businesses, depending on the goods or services you offer.
If you’re ready to explore the possibilities and challenges of exporting, U.S. Export Assistance Centers provide the help you need. These centers are located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.
Export Business Planner
The Export Business Planner is a free, customizable tool for small business owners who are exploring exporting. Using the planner, you can work through the critical processes of export readiness and planning via a ready-made, easily accessible document that can be updated and referenced time and again as your export business grows. If you have a successful product or service you may be able to increase sales and profit by exporting
Download the export business planner. https://www.sba.gov/exportbusinessplanner
Export Success Story Videos,Finding Customers Around the World
Ninety-six percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States and represent two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power. U.S. companies that export enjoy business success with increased sales and profit potential. Exporting also helps businesses weather downturns in the domestic economy by being prepared to respond to foreign competition and global market trends. SBA and Visa co-sponsored an export video contest to find the best small business success stories. View the winners from 2013.
SBA provides a number of loan programs specifically designed to help develop or expand trade and export activities.
Learn how to Finance Your Small Business Exports and Find SBA export lenders near you.
The Future of the Aerospace and Defense Industry in Greater Phoenix
The aerospace and defense industry is adapting and evolving in the face of significant budget cuts and reduced military spending. New opportunities have arisen in diverse sectors and overseas markets have grown.
US Commercial Services
Top Markets Reports
The International Trade Administration’s Top Markets Series is meant to help exporters determine their next export market by comparing opportunities across borders. Each report ranks future export opportunities within a particular industry based on a sector-specific methodology. The reports provide a detailed assessment of the competitiveness landscape within a sector, as well as the opportunities and challenges facing U.S. exporters in key markets. Each report is available for download. Interested exporters can also download or view individual case studies within larger reports. http://trade.gov/topmarkets/
National Export Initiative
The Obama Administration has made it a top priority to improve the conditions that directly affect the private sector’s ability to export – working to remove trade barriers abroad, help firms and farmers overcome hurdles to entering new markets, and assist with financing. President Obama announced the National Export Initiative in his 2010 State of the Union address to renew and revitalize our efforts to promote American exports abroad.
These efforts are paying off – and helping to change the way America does business. Now more than at any time in our history, Americans are selling more U.S. goods and services to the 95 percent of consumers who live outside of our borders. In 2012, U.S. exports hit an all-time record of $2.2 trillion and supported 9.8 million jobs.
Basic Guide to Exporting
For American companies, exporting makes more sense now than ever before. Exporting has become a lot easier for companies of every size, including small and medium-sized businesses that may previously have found it challenging.
But exporting is undeniably more complicated than selling domestically. It introduces a lot of new and unfamiliar issues to understand and deal with. A Basic Guide to Exporting deals with these issues head-on. This book provides the information any such company needs to feel confident about selling overseas. Most of the chapters end with real-life examples in the form of Success Stories that prove it can be done.
A Basic Guide to Exporting addresses virtually every issue a company looking to export might face. Numerous sections, charts, lists and definitions throughout the book’s 19 chapters provide in-depth information and solid advice about the key activities and issues relevant to any prospective exporter,
Market Assessment Tool for U.S. Exporters
The entire TMR series has 27 sector-specific reports. Each full report is available for download, or you can download individual components of the reports, such as country case studies or sector snapshots. The 2016 line-up of reports includes various sectors such as:
- Smart Grid
- Automotive Parts
- Building Products
- Oil & Gas Equipment
- Cloud Computing
- Environmental Tech
- Health IT
- Manufacturing Tech
- Technical Textiles
- Industrial Automation
- And many more…
To discover the Top Markets for your sector, go to http://www.trade.gov/topmarkets/.
To find out more about the Top Markets Reports Series, or to let us know what you think about the reports, contact Cary Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ITA’s Top Markets Reports are developed by its Industry & Analysis business unit, whose staff of industry, trade, and economic experts provide detailed analysis to strengthen the export competitiveness of U.S. industry and support strategies to unlock export and investment opportunities that benefit the U.S. economy.