International Trade

Wondering if exporting is right for your small business? Already established overseas, but want to explore new options? Consider this:
  • Nearly 96 percent of consumers live outside the U.S., and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries.
  • The nearly 300,000 small businesses currently exporting are responsible for a third of 2013’s record $2.2 trillion in U.S. exports.
  • U.S. companies that export enjoy increased sales and profit potential, reduced dependence on domestic markets, stabilized seasonal fluctuations and more.¹

¹Statistical source: Small Business Administration

Our 12-member team of professional business advisors is SBA Export Counselor Certified. That means you get the help you need to grow and thrive in foreign markets, and navigate the ever-evolving complexities of importing and exporting.

What’s more, by teaming with CTSBDC you get the hands-on, step-by-step assistance you need to prepare your company for exporting, make sound strategic choices and maximize your potential benefits.

Plus our NASBITE-certified (North American Small Business International Trade Educators) international trade business specialist helps you:

  • Create an export business plan and marketing strategy
  • Identify markets and qualified buyers
  • Calculate pricing and shipping needs
  • Globalize your website, confirm logistics and more
  • Meet regulations and legal requirements
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Yes, exporting requires a significant commitment of your time, resources and energy. However, the rewards can be profound. With well-planned effort you can help your company:

• Enhance domestic competitiveness
• Gain information about foreign competition
• Increase sales and profits
• Gain global market share
• Reduce dependence on existing markets
• Exploit corporate technology and know-how
• Extend the sales potential of existing products
• Stabilize seasonal market fluctuations
• Enhance potential for corporate expansion
• Sell excess production capacity

SOURCE: SBA Export Business Planner

Why should your company export?

Get the straightforward answers you seek—register now with CTSBDC!

The more you learn about exporting and the more you prepare, the more success you can expect!

In addition to our customized, one-on-one assistance, CTSBDC helps you access workshops, webinars and additional resources that hone your international trade skills and build your confidence.

One example is The Riddle of the Exporter™

The Riddle of the ExporterWant in on the secrets of successful exporting? Attend this lively, interactive seminar and find out! The Riddle of the Exporter™ features eight critical factors for success you and your team discover in the context of a friendly, productive competition. By completing research and other essential tasks, teams vie to “ship” their product to their country first—
a fun, compelling method of learning by doing.

Reveal the secrets of exporting success. Watch the video out find out more!

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