Why do any of that? The SBA as well as our government, wants you to export product. Thus, they offer more information about exporting then you could ever think about. But, it does not end there. They have programs that can help you enter new overseas markets, find contacts there as well as transverse the legal issues. And, the best part, they have financing programs - low interest rate business loan - that you can tap to make it all happen. Thinking about exporting your products and opening up your business to 96% of all the world's consumers - start with the SBA - that is what they are here for.
Phanio- very good points. I agree that the SBA is a great place to start, but there are also other government agencies that are ready to help for example US Department of Commerce's Export Assistance Centers, Small Business Development Centers, The Export/Import Bank of the US and including individual states, counties and cities assistance programs to name a few. Why do all these agencies help? The answer is simple EXPORTING = JOBS. By some estimates for every $1 Billion approximately 5000 jobs are created.
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