International Trade

Many entrepreneurs think international trade is the exclusive domain of large enterprises and that the challenges of going global are insurmountable for small companies. In reality, taking their products or services to the global marketplace can unleash lucrative opportunities that can help small businesses grow exponentially. To make exporting less daunting, SC SBDC NASBITE-certified export specialists help small business owners tackle the planning, market research, competitive analysis, logistical, financial and administrative requirements of working in international markets.

International trade opportunities for SC-based companies are expanding, and the SC SBDC Network can help prepare your business for globalization. Our International Trade Specialists will help deliver the tools, strategies, and expertise needed to help grow and succeed abroad. They’ll guide you through the intricacies of developing and executing an international growth strategy that will put you on the road to success. International Trade Specialists provide consulting to help you:

  • Understand the basics of international trade

  • Determine which licenses are required

  • Compile market research

  • Understand country requirements for products

  • Prepare an Export Marketing Plan