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Export Success

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Grow Your Revenue through Exporting

Welcome to the WSBDC export readiness center. We have offices in Seattle and Spokane with two International Trade Specialists who cover the state of Washington. Outside the state of Washington please find your nearest SBDC. Our Trade Specialists are international trade experts, Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) and have decades of international experience to assist owners and managers with in-depthconfidential and no-cost assistance. We have worked with hundreds of businesses to help them  successfully prepare and export their products and services.

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Our experienced International Trade Business Advisors are dedicated to helping you achieve export success through the following advising services:

  • Export Business Planning
  • Customized Foreign Market Research
  • Foreign Market Selection and Market Entry Strategy
  • Export Pricing Strategy
  • Foreign Buyer Payment and Risk Mitigation
  • Export Compliance Planning and Resources
  • SBA and EXIM Bank Trade Financing Assistance
  • Participation in International Trade Events
  • Referral to Relevant Resources

National Resource partner, The Trade Passport website:

The Trade Passport website trade-passport.org  is a resource aimed at providing on-demand training, local resources, and rapid expert assistance to USA-based, small-to-medium businesses that are focused on international trade as a pathway to business growth. It is a collaborative venture between NASBITE International and state-level partners (Washington SBDC for Washington state).

Export Resources

There are numerous links to export readiness resources here. A trade specialist can help you determine which resources you need for your situation.

Export Videos

Get some real life training scenarios. These videos will help you understand the intricacies of the export business.

Export Training

The export training page has links to statewide upcoming events by WSBDC and resource partners and national ongoing online training. Upcoming Washington events can be seen below.

International Research

International Trade Specialists work with the SBDC’s Research Team to find current market information on a variety of topics to help you make educated decisions that could mean the difference between success and failure.

Areas of research include:

  • Market Trends
  • Marketing/sales data
  • Specific industry trends
  • Target market demographics
  • Identification of product line manufacturers
  • Competitors in specific geographic areas


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Contact Washington SBDC


(833) 492-7232