73% of the world's purchasing power is outside of the United States. We can help you take advantage of global opportunity by providing the following services:
- Assessing your export readiness
- Defining your export goals and developing your export strategy
- Obtaining global market research
- Identifying key target markets and competitors
- Developing your marketing and distribution strategies
- Accessing key domestic and international trade shows
- Accessing import/export financing
Contact North Idaho SBDC at 208.665.5085 or email@example.com if you are interested in our export services.
Export documentation – Link to documents that are commonly used in exporting.
Preparing Your Business for Global E-Commerce (PDF) – Information on how to complete international sales and how to integrate that information into your business.
Getting Started in Exporting – A wizard tool to help you determine your business’s preparedness for exporting. This tool will also guide you to the appropriate resources.
Export Questionnaire – A short nine question quiz that highlights the characteristics common to successful exporters. You will receive a score that will help you to assess your export readiness, and identification of areas your business needs to strengthen to improve its export activities.
Basic Guide to Exporting – Link to the free 1998 edition of, “A Basic Guide to Exporting.”
Export Business Planner – Brought to you by the SBA, 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.
“Doing Business In Guides” – Available for more than 100 countries, prepared by market experts located at U.S. embassies worldwide.
Market research library – Contains more than 100,000 industry and market specific reports.
A Step-by-Step Approach to Market Research – Find potential markets, assess targeted markets, draw conclusions, test demand – the U.S. government’s repository of the latest information prepared by commercial and economic experts in U.S. embassies worldwide.
Trade Stats Express – a powerful tool for identifying target markets.
The World Factbook – A broad range of information and statistics for 266 world entities.
Trade Finance Guide – A quick reference for U.S. companies that is designed to help small-medium sized companies learn the basics of trade finance.Export Loan Programs – Loan programs from the Small Business Administration that are specifically designed to help develop or expand the export activities of small businesses.
Business.usa.gov – Resources that cover financing your export business, obtaining credit insurance, financing for international buyers, and other forms of credit protection.
Shipping Options – There are several ways to ship your product overseas including an international freight forwarder, use of a Shipper’s Association, delivery or mail services, or arranging your own shipping.
The U.S. Government offers U.S. companies insurance for both export transactions and for the political risk associated with overseas investments.
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