Description: About two-thirds of small businesses that don’t export goods or services would like to start selling overseas, according to a June study (PDF) from the National Small Business Association (NSBA). Almost half of those businesses said a main barrier is that they’re “not sure where to start.” Given President Barack Obama’s promise in 2010 to double exports by 2015, helping would-be exporters navigate the many federal agencies that offer resources to promote foreign trade seems like a good idea.
Date: August 16, 2013
Questions for Discussions:
- What does this report say about the challenges facing small businesses that wish to export?
- What are the recommendations for improvements?