Basics of Exporting Resources

A Basic Guide to Exporting – 11th Edition

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Exporting for the first time?

Exported before, but things have changed?

Need answers, but not sure how or where to get them?

This is the book you need.

For more than 70 years, A Basic Guide to Exporting has given companies the information they need to establish and grow their business in international markets. 

Whether you’re new to exporting or just want to learn the latest ideas and techniques, and whether your product is a good or a service, this new 11th Edition – completely rewritten, revised, and updated – will you give you the nuts-and-bolts information you need. 

The Official U.S. Government Resource for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration | U.S. Commercial Service

Export Questionnaire

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This questionnaire highlights characteristics common to successful exporters. Many of these questions will guide you into areas of our homepage where you can obtain more information on exporting. You will receive a score once you complete the questionnaire, which will help you to assess your export readiness, as well as an identification of areas your business needs to strengthen to improve its export activities.

Develop an Export Business Plan For Your Small Business

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Welcome to the Export Business Planner For Your Small Business – a hands-on exporting preparation guide brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

This innovative tool is designed to serve as your roadmap for creating your Export Business Plan, exploring foreign markets, developing a Marketing Plan, exploring financing, costing your product, and more. But unlike a traditional printed manual, this Planner is a “living” document, ready to be customized and continually updated by you.