Why Small Businesses Should Consider Export Legal Counseling

December 01, 2016

Consulting subject matter experts when planning a business activity usually results in the transaction being more successful, efficient, executed properly, and ultimately, more profitable because problems are avoided before they blind-side a small business. These businesses often don’t realize that receiving export legal counseling early on in the business cycle for an international transaction is an overall cost-saver. The Export Legal Assistance  Network (ELAN) was created to help small businesses prepare ahead of time. The ELAN program is a cooperative program among the Federal Bar Association, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U. S. Department of Commerce.

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State Trade Expansion Program: A Gift for Small Businesses

November 29, 2016

For a small business, the idea of exporting may seem daunting and the investment in moving forward involves researching new markets, attracting new customers and traveling to international destinations. Sound scary and expensive? There are many, many resources to help you. Today, we’re focusing on the STEP Program, a federal/state partnership intended to increase the number of small businesses that export, and help small businesses that already export increase the value of goods and services they sell to overseas customers.

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Finding Buyers and Partners: Domestic and International Trade Shows

November 22, 2016

One of the toughest choices facing a small business looking to expand into international markets can be which market to focus on. Trade shows, both domestic and foreign, can provide you with a relatively inexpensive way to reach an international target audience. Each year more than 80,000 international buyers attend key trade shows in the U.S. spending billions of dollars on U.S.-made products. Trade shows provide a perfect venue to execute a market entry strategy where international buyers come to you.

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