The Internet Guide to Small-Business Exporting
The easiest way to tap into exports is to mine the rich lode of the Net. These sites hold plenty of value--and most have links to additional information.
WWW.EMBPAGE.ORG. Embassy home page is a window to embassies and consulates around the world.
WWW.EXPORTHOTLINE.COM. Contains thousands of market research reports, a trade library, market intelligence on 80 countries, and plenty of links.
WWW.NEMONLINE.ORG/ELAN. Site lists international trade attorneys tied to the Export Legal Assistance Network, which provides free consultation to small companies exploring exports.
WWW.EXIM.GOV. The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. is focusing more on small business these days.
WWW.FITA.ORG. Industry trade associations are valuable sources on exporting. The Federation of International Trade Associations offers links to local, regional, and national associations that promote exports.
WWW.ITA.DOC.GOV. The International Trade Administration of the Commerce Dept. boasts critical trade information and statistics, addresses, and phone numbers of export-assistance centers in each state around the country, and country data and analysis.
WWW.SBA.GOV. The Small Business Administration offers a wealth of basic information, resources, a guide to its various export support programs (such as loans and working-capital guarantees), and plenty of links to export information elsewhere on the Web.
WWW.TRADECOMPASS.COM. Trade Compass offers exporting information, international business Web links, and online resources.
WWW.TRADEPORT.ORG. A site with lots of information on all aspects of small-business exporting.
WWW.TSCENTRAL.COM. Trade Show Central has information on more than 30,000 trade shows, conferences and seminars worldwide.
DATA: BUSINESS WEEK
Updated June 15, 1997 by bwwebmaster
Copyright 1997, Bloomberg L.P.