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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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Going Global

If your business is ailing, going global won't save it. But if your business is poised for growth and offers a product or service with universal appeal, read on.

Entering the international marketplace has never been easier. The Department of Commerce, Export-Import Bank, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) all offer excellent programs and resources to encourage export.

The White House has been on the export bandwagon since President Obama took office. In 2010, the Department of Commerce's Advocacy Center assisted hundreds of American companies competing for export opportunities, supporting $11.8 billion in U.S. exports and an estimated 70,000 jobs.

Halfway through 2010, the Commerce Department had coordinated 20 ...

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