Export Videos

To learn more about how the Export Readiness Centers can help you start or grow your exports contact your local International Trade Specialist.

Washington SBDC Export Video Series

Before you watch the Washington SBDC Export videos in the video section, please download the presentations listed below for review and notes as you watch the corresponding export videos. Most videos are 5-10 minutes long.

(A1) Why export - Get the help you need

Discussion of the reasons for starting or expanding your export activities as well as what resources are available to assist you in being successful.

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(A2) Assess your readiness

Take the Export Readiness assessment to better understand your ability to start or grow your exports. The assessment is also used by the Washington SBDC Trade Specialists to better assist Washington based businesses accelerate their path to successful exporting.

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(A3) Market Research and Entry

Learn about the importance of researching your potential international markets and how to best prepare yourself to expand your markets. Washington State companies can get access to customized market research through working with a WSBDC Trade Specialist.

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(A4) Exporting Market Opportunity and SWOT

Learn more about how to evaluate new international markets as well as doing a SWOT (Strenghts, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of your business and opportunities.

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(A5) Exporting Market Fit Analysis

Gain a better understanding of what it means to have a good fit with any potential market across all the aspects of your business and the new market.

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(A6) Exporting Controls and Compliance

Learn about the importance of having export controls and processes in place to insure you are operating within the laws and regulations governing exporting. Learn where to get the help you need to develop your processes and compliance manual.

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(A7) Exporting 4 P’s of Marketing

Learn about the four P’s (Product, Price, Place and Promotion) of marketing and how to develop a plan to address all four aspects to better insure success of the marketing efforts and long-term success.

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(A8) Developing and Implementing Your Exporting Plan

Learn the elements of a success plan that will help you start your exporting correctly and maintain your export success. Washington State companies will have access to both a WSBDC Trade Specialist and a Certified Business Advisor to assist in both developing and implementing their export plan.

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(A8a) Exporting - Global Shipping Logistics

Discussion on shipping your products to international customers including what to do and resources to use.

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(A9) Exporting Access Financing Assistance

Learn about the programs and other resources that exist to specifically help you start and sustain exporting your products.

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(A9a) Exporting EXIM Bank Financing

Learn about the programs offered by the EX/IM (Export/Import) Bank to help US companies do more international trade while lowering their risks significantly.

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(A9b) Exporting Int’l Accounting Transactions

Learn about the accounting and transaction information and where to get the help you will need to successfully do international trade over the long term.

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(A9c) Exporting Legal Considerations

Learn about common legal pitfalls in doing international trade, get some tips and learn where to get the help you need.

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Other Export Videos

Anderson Hay & Grain

Washington State is opening doors and developing pathways to foreign markets for our states companies and products. Watch Anderson Hay & Grain success story and listen to their firsthand take on the value of exporting.

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Cache Advance

This video depicts an SBDC Export client in Spokane Washington who was interviewed for Small Business Saturday (11/26/2011) and the Certified Global Trade Specialist who has been working with her.

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Export Compliance Introduction - Video #1

Accurately and easily complete key shipping information, comply with the law and take advantage of the duty-free benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The video presenters are all international trade specialists with the U.S. Department of Commerce. For supporting information, Welcome to Exporting 101. For questions, call 1-800-USA-TRADE or please visit our website: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/

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