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How to Write a (Simple) Export Plan

Posted By rosannatorres On February 8, 2011 @ 4:48 am In Export Filing | 3 Comments

By: Guest Blogger Doug Barry, International Trade Administration [1]

Most small and midsize U.S. exporters do not Export plan' [2]have a written export plan. Maybe this is a big reason why, according to figures from the Small Business Administration, only one percent of all U.S. companies export [3]   [3]. Lacking a plan, it’s easy to get discouraged and give up or to miss opportunities that having a strategy might reveal.


As part of the National Export Initiative and its goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years [4], you will find a link below for your staff and customers to a one-hour webinar on how to write an export plan from the U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce. The webinar describes how useful even a one-page plan can be.

Click here to launch webinar [5]

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#1 Comment By Jennifer A. May On February 8, 2011 @ 4:50 am

Hi – very interested in watching this webinar however when I click the link and enter in my info, I get an error message stating “The meeting name and/or password combination entered is either invalid or there is no meeting scheduled at this time. Please review the join instructions provided by the leader.” Please assist –

#2 Comment By Global Reach Kenny On February 8, 2011 @ 4:53 am

@Jennifer, thank you for catching the error for us. Apparently the link was changed during the editing the stage. We have contacted the author and the link is now correct.

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URLs in this post:

[1] International Trade Administration: http://trade.gov/

[2] Image: http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov/files/2012/04/6a0120a61b56ed970c0148c84cfdd6970c-320wi.jpg

[3] only one percent of all U.S. companies export: http://trade.gov/cs/factsheet.asp

[4] goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years: http://www.export.gov/nei/index.asp

[5] Click here to launch webinar: http://www.export.gov/webinars/eg_main_023640.asp