7 Exporting Takeaways from the 2016 Small Business Exporting Survey

May 24, 2016

The Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA) has recently released their 2016 Small Business Exporting Survey. The survey, conducted February 22 to March 14, 2016, compiled feedback from 530 small-business owners, 58 percent of whom had some experience in selling merchandise or services to customers outside the U.S.

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Growing Demand for US Expertise: Service Providers are Exporters Too!

May 19, 2016

Most people think of exporting as selling hard goods overseas.  What is less well understood is U.S. expertise in services, from tourism to high tech to construction, engineering and architecture, is in high demand worldwide.  The service sector in the U.S. is driven primarily by small and medium-size businesses and thrives in an entrepreneurial environment.  If your small business provides excellent service and is looking to grow, the world is waiting for you!

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What to Consider When Preparing Your Product for International Markets

May 10, 2016

Is Your Product Export Ready?
Selecting and preparing your product for export requires knowledge of the unique characteristics of each target market. The extent to which your company is willing to modify products sold for export markets is a key policy issue to be addressed. Some exporters believe their domestic products can be exported without significant changes. Others seek to develop uniform products that are acceptable in all markets. It is very important to do research and to be sure of the right strategy.
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