A Simple Market Research Process for Small Business Exporters

September 29, 2016

It’s important to understand that the key to good market research is agreeing on what success looks like. Are you entering a global market to increase sales by X percent, increase profit by X percent, increase awareness or educate on Y product, or to introduce a brand new product or spin-off of an existing one? These are all questions you need to try to answer as you begin to perform your market research. There are trade agencies that can help you find these answers such as the Department of Commerce and Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Below you’ll find a simple market research process outlined:

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Typical Oversights in EXIM Insurance Applications

September 27, 2016

Filling out a credit insurance application can seem to be a daunting task. There is a lot of confusion about what should be the correct policy limit to request. In this blog, Pauline Bell, Loan Officer of the EXIM Trade Finance and Insurance Division, explains some typical oversights that EXIM underwriters see when exporters fill out credit insurance applications. 

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Find the Best U.S. Suppliers for Global Buyers – U.S. Commercial Service

August 23, 2016

If U.S. exporters are looking for customers in other countries, their first stop should be the U.S. Commercial Service. The U.S. Commercial Service operates in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries around the world.

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