President Obama Moving Forward with the National Export Initiative
In January, during the State of the Union Address, President Obama announced the National Export Initiative and set the goal to double American exports over the next five years. Last week the President offered remarks about the initiative and stated the government is ?moving forward on improving conditions for America?s exporters.?
What this means for small businesses is an increase in technical assistance and export planning, an increase in international events and outreach (e.g. trade missions), and an increase in export financing.
The international trade assistance provided at the SBDC at USF is an example of the type of efforts the President is trying to push with this initiative. Through the seminars and international counseling services offered at the SBDC at USF, local companies can explore the possibility to expand to foreign markets and develop comprehensive international marketing plans. The Certified Global Business Professionals on staff at the SBDC can assist you in:
- Assessing your Company?s Export Readiness
- Identifying, Ranking & Selecting International Markets
- Developing Best Market Penetration Strategies
To find out more about the National Export Initiative and its impact please visit the following links: