U.S. Government Begs Small Businesses to Export

By Isabel on Feb 8, 2011 2 Comments
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The U.S. government aims to double U.S .exports by 2015—and the administration is turning to small business owners for help. The National Export Initiative is pursuing multiple routes to reaching the 2015 goal, but entrepreneurs are the focus of the agency-wide effort.

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk sees small businesses as “low-hanging fruit” because only 1% of U.S. small and medium-sized businesses currently sell their goods and services globally.  Kirk aims to double that number.

What are the benefits of exporting? According to Kirk, “We know that firms that export grow faster, add jobs more quickly and pay better wages than those that don’t.”

Read the full article, Government to Urge Small Businesses to Export, on Entrepreneur.com.

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  • http://twitter.com/Buxster Buxster

    interesting :)

  • http://www.drakefinance.com/en/export-financing-programs.html Roland Holtzen

    Interesting indeed. Exporting goods to other countries can be a great opportunity for small businesses to expand. Of course, it can be pretty risky if they just jump into this, so a deep  understanding of the mechanics of import and export is needed.