Novel Ways to Solve Exporting Riddles for Small Businesses

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About two-thirds of small businesses that don’t export goods or services would like to start selling overseas, according to a June study (PDF) from the National Small Business Association (NSBA). Almost half of those businesses said a main barrier is that they’re “not sure where to start.” Given President Barack Obama’s promise in 2010 to double exports by 2015, helping would-be exporters navigate the many federal agencies that offer resources to promote foreign trade seems like a good idea.

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