My U.S. Export Story—Finding Customers Around the World
Ninety-six percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States and represent two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power. U.S. companies that export enjoy business success with increased sales and profit potential. Exporting also helps businesses weather downturns in the domestic economy by being prepared to respond to foreign competition and global market trends.
To highlight businesses that have exported, SBA and Visa are co-sponsoring a video contest to find the best success stories. Go to Challenge.gov to learn more about the contest and how to enter.
Here are the winners from the 2011 contest:
1st Place: Building Beyond Our Borders (Agribusiness category)
2nd Place: Exported from Detroit (Technology category)
3rd Place: Exporting: Success Beyond Borders (Manufacturing category)
4th Place: From Small to International Business (Professional Services category)
5th Place: Grow Your Business One Country at a Time (Consumer Products category)
Where Will Your Next Customer Come From?
Small businesses looking to grow should look beyond the U.S. borders to find new customers. Learn about government resources to help you begin or expand exporting.