Before you get on a plane and start spending serious money, it’s important to understand the export process. Fortunately, there are some great training resources.
To export successfully you will need to learn about a wide range of issues, and many of these may be studied rapidly by viewing our Export-U webinars and taking the quizzes on that website.
We also offer a free online library of international trade publications and information in our Exporter’s Resource Database.
You can also download the excellent and free Basic Guide to Exporting, from the U.S. Department of Commerce. This Guide is in fact a complete 239 page PDF book packed with tons of excellent information.
In Georgia, there are also a number of live training opportunities in Georgia throughout the year. To view a current listing, check-out our events page.
If you know you will be working in a specific overseas country, you can download the (free) Country Commercial Guide on that market, from the USCS.
Each month, the SBDC offers an introductory class on how to Develop and Import/Export Business.
For more advanced export training, you can apply to participate in the Export GA Program. Only a limited number of qualified companies are accepted into this outstanding program. Since its inception in 1999, ExportGA has helped over 150 companies sell in excess of $40 million all over the world. The program has been nationally recognized for its quality and effectiveness by the North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) and the U.S. Small Business Administration.