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SBA offers new exporting tools

The U. S. Small Business Administration is offering new, free tools for new and established small businesssbalogosmall exporters to help them grow and succeed in international trade. Small businesses will now have access to six-part podcast series, an introduction to exporting Youtube video and an online training course. 

SBA is making these new tools available as part of the World Trade Week celebrations taking place May 17-21 nationwide to raise awareness of the increasing importance of international trade to the nation’s economy. 

“Exporting is a critical strategy for helping small businesses grow and create jobs,” said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills.  “We’re working every day to help small businesses break into exporting, reach more international markets and be more competitive in the global economy.”

Growing Your Business Through Exporting; Developing an Export Strategy; Preparing for Global Markets; Conducting Market Research; SBA Exporting Loan Program; and a Small Business Success Story.

The introduction to exporting video is available at www.youtube.com/user/sba#p/u/0/UFQIAszJWn4, and the free, online exporting course, “Take Your Business Global,” is available at http://web.sba.gov/sbtn/registration/index.cfm?CourseId=72.

In addition to the podcasts and other regional events to highlight World Trade Week, SBA will host a business forum on international trade at National Small Business Week, which will be held in Washington, D.C., May 23-25.  The forum, Customers, Profits, Jobs and Growth, will focus on how to take advantage of opportunities in exporting to expand your business, reach new markets, increase sales, and weather economic downturns.  For more information on National Small Business Week, visit www.nationalsmallbusinessweek.com.


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