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New Videos to Help Small Businesses Export

By Marie Johns, Former Deputy Administrator
Published: April 7, 2011 Updated: May 16, 2011

President Obama set an ambitious, yet attainable goal of doubling US exports by 2015, and small businesses are leading the way. Often, the only tools a business needs to sell their goods and services overseas are a website and a broadband connection.

At the SBA, we are working to increase the number of small businesses that export, and the number of countries they ship to. Our approach is simple: Identify. Prepare. Connect. Support. We start by identifying small businesses that are interested in exporting. We then work to prepare these companies for the process by connecting them with overseas markets, and supporting them with loans and counseling.

The SBA recently teamed up with Inc. Magazine and AT&T to produce a video series with tips and tricks to help businesses grow and create jobs through exporting:

Additional videos are posted at, and you can learn more about exporting on our website

About the Author:

Marie Johns

Former Deputy Administrator

Marie Johns is a former Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. 


Nice post but I am not able to view the video.
I kind of wonder how small businesses in America can make money in exporting. We do have higher labor costs here but I guess certain things people can't replicate like brand name clothes or something.
Thanks a lot for the videos. I'm a foreign student, learning English still and the subtitles were very helpful to me. I enjoyed this first-class content which will help me for an assignment related to imports and exports of United States. It would be great if the media player was compatible with mobile devices like iPhones and iPads.
I wouldn't expect anything else from Mr. Obama, since he's an extremely ambitious individual.
The video was very motivational, what can I now do about exports?
This has really got me thinking about exports and I enjoyed watching the video.
IMHO gov should motivate business to become international by means of Internet, thus we'll be able to get money to US economy from the global one.
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