What kind of technical assistance does SBA offer to exporters?
The SBA offers technical assistance, primarily through the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small
Businesses). SBDC and SCORE counselors provide a wide range of export assistance, particularly to new-to-export companies, including counseling,
training, and managerial assistance. A complete listing can be found at www.sba.gov. Each SBA District Office has a District International Trade Officer who can help direct small businesses looking to expand their international business. The SBA is also an active participant in a network of Export Assistance Centers, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce, SBA and EXIM Bank. These Export Assistance Centers are one-stop shops for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Exporters can get personal advising on export markets and market entry strategies from Department of Commerce Trade Specialists and answers to questions regarding export finance from EXIM Bank or SBA Trade Finance professionals.