As SBA’s Office of International Trade works in cooperation with other federal agencies and public- and private-sector groups to assist small businesses seeking to export. Through U.S. Export Assistance Centers, SBA district offices and a variety of service-provider partners, we direct and coordinate SBA’s ongoing export initiatives.
If we do our part to help our small businesses, they can and will provide the highest quality products to customers around the world, of which 97% reside outside the U.S.
Export goods to increase your profits, reduce market dependence, and stabilize seasonal sales. The Small Business Administration can introduce you to resources and partners to get help exporting.
Most U.S. banks view loans for exporters as risky. This makes it harder for you to get loans for things like day-to-day operations, advance orders with suppliers, and refinancing existing debts. This is why the SBA can also help your business get easier access to export financing through products like Export Express loans, Export Working Capital loans, and International Trade loans.
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) can also help. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies and are partially funded through a partnership with SBA. Their advisors offer free business consulting and low-cost training services.