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SBA offers export-oriented podcasts

The U. S. Small Business Administration is now offering a new set of three export-oriented podcasts withsbalogosmall information on issues and challenges small business exporters may find valuable as they deal with specific countries.

The podcasts, featuring interviews with business representatives from Uganda, Cameroon, and Bahrain, are part of a comprehensive effort by SBA to promote and support the President’s National Export Initiative. The interviews focus on what U.S. companies can expect when exporting to those countries and provide information relevant to their respective business and import environments.

“U.S. small businesses looking to increase sales and profit should look beyond the U.S. borders. Nearly 96% of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S. and small businesses need to factor that in to their strategic planning,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “We’re hoping these tools will help them do that, so they can grow and create jobs here at home.”

The podcasts on Uganda and Cameroon include interviews with two women business owners who are members of the African Women’s Business Network, an organization that supports a network of businesswomen’s organizations in Africa. The podcast on Bahrain features an interview with an official of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce.

The podcasts are available online at www.sba.gov/tools/audiovideo/Podcasts/index.html and include transcripts.  They provide information on country infrastructure, types of U.S. products and services in demand, cultural tips on how to do business, and other relevant issues.


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