If your small business is interested in learning about exporting or wants to brush up on some export basics take a look at the export.gov’s A Basic Guide to Exporting. “For more than 70 years, A Basic Guide to Exporting has been the resource that businesses have turned to for answers to their questions about how to establish and grow overseas markets for their products and services.”–export.gov. The Guide concisely covers a number of export areas in separate chapters, including marketing, finding buyers, licensing, and the like. A more detailed guide, around 170 plus pages, called the Export Business Planner is published by the Small Business Administration. The Export Business Planner contains information on financing, marketing and business plan templates, as well as other worksheets. www.erskine-law.com
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If you are looking for information on foreign countries to export your U.S. small business services or goods to check out the Country Commercial Guide also known as “Doing Business in” guides. “With information contained in the Guides you can learn about market conditions, purchasing power, consumer trends, distribution channels, navigating entry constraints, best sectors, key contacts and much more.” The guides also appear on a left side link after selecting a country from the list appearing on this site. www.erskine-law.com
Thinking about expanding business operations to England or Wales. Take at a look at what the UK Trade and Investment organization can do for your small business.
In addition to assisting UK based SMEs, the organization also helps US small business in accessing the UK market. Check out the above link to learn of opportunities to grow your small business.
Looking to expand your small business overseas? Take a look at the trade leads gathered by the U.S. government’s Commercial Service located on their trade leads database.
Looking for financial assistance in exporting as a small business.
Take at look at the Import-Export Bank of the United States.