Export training to help you compete globally
For more than a decade, Export-U has offered free export webinars which answer practical questions like: "How do I find overseas customers?" and "How do I get paid?" The site now features 20 webinars on 15 topics with information you can use to make export sales.
First look at global trade
We examine some of the "Myths and Realities" about exporting, and the factors that influence your probability for success.
Info on export markets
We review some of the key information you should consider, show where to find it, and explain how to make sense of it all.
Refining your list of targets
We explain how to reduce potential export markets them to a manageable number, usually a short list of just 3 to 5 top markets.
Can you price compete?
We consider how your final sales price is affected by the cost of moving the goods overseas, including freight, duties, and more.
The Commercial Service can help you enter new markets with programs like the International Partner Search, Gold Key, and more.
Benefits and challenges
International tradeshows can help you test overseas market potential, make export sales, and find foreign sales representation.
International shipping terms
These terms precisely define who is responsible for various phases of the global shipping process, and for the costs.
Getting paid for export sales
We examine the merits and risks of types of payment, including cash in advance, letters-of-credit, open account, and more.
SBA backed loans
We introduce three SBA international loan programs: Export Working Capital, Export Express, and International Trade Loans.
Prepping your website
We examine website global commerce options, including, translation, internationalization and localization.
Managing export risks
We explain export risk and offer effective strategies for managing them, including payment terms and insurance.
The paperwork of exporting
We review the export documentation for shipping and compliance, including Pro-Forma Invoices, and Pro-formas.
Satisfying U.S. export regs
(coming) We show how to avoid getting into serious trouble over U.S. Export regulations, boycots, and sanctions.
EU Online Privacy Law
We offer a high-level overview of the GDPR, and explain how it could impact your company even here in the United States.
Rating market potential
(coming) We show you how to construct a MATRIX spreadsheet for rating export potential in several countries.
Opportunities in N. America
(coming) This successor to NAFTA offers US businesses new opportunity for export sales to out North American neighbors.