The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has created a hands-on exporting preparation guide and innovative tool called the Export Business Planner. It is designed to serve as a roadmap for creating an export business plan, exploring foreign markets and financing, developing a marketing plan, and more. But unlike a traditional printed manual, this Planner is a “living document”, ready to be customized and continually updated by you. The document can be updated and referenced time and again as your export business grows. If you have a successful product or service, you may be able to increase sales and profit by following your plan.
Export planning entails a fair amount of research. But with the Planner, there’s no need to remember and/or compile these resources yourself – they are all embedded in appropriate topical locations. As such, you are given a “head start” on conducting export research, as the step of finding the best sources of further information has already been done for you. All you need to do is complete the worksheets and then save them – and your Export Business Plan will be underway.
The Export Business Planner is a downloadable tool to save and customize:
- How to determine your export readiness
- Training and counseling information
- Worksheets for global market research
- Financing information and options
- Customizable export business plan and marketing plan templates
- Helpful resources for exporters
- Glossary of Export terms
If you are looking for more information on financing options for your exports and how export credit insurance can help your business mitigate risk and increase competitiveness, the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. has trade finance specialists located in your area that you can speak to. To get a FREE consultation, click below: