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The Videos Are In – Tell Us Your Favorite Small Business Exporting Story

By nicoj
Published: October 14, 2011 Updated: August 18, 2015

The Voting Period for SBA’s Export Video Contest is NOW OPEN

In August, we announced the Export Video Contest, asking small businesses to submit their exporting stories through YouTube videos for a chance to win cash prizes and a monetary award towards a future export event. The contest, presented in partnership with Visa and the President’s National Export Initiative, recognizes successful small exporters and helps get the word out about federal tools available to help U.S. exporters expand into new markets, grow their companies and spur job creation.

You responded. We received entries from companies doing business in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, representing diverse industries from personal care products to healthcare innovations and residential water solutions.

The videos are in, and a panel of judges has selected the finalists in each of five categories. Now it’s your turn to vote for the best video!

Voting Instructions

There are two different ways to vote:

1.)    You can "Like" your favorite finalist video on the SBA Facebook page under the "VIDEOS" tab

2.)    You can "Like" (thumbs-up) your favorite finalist video on YouTube. Here are links to the videos on YouTube:


Agribusiness category

Building Beyond Our Borders


Consumer Products category

Grow Your Business One Country At A Time


Manufacturing category

Exporting: Success Beyond Borders


Professional Services category: 

From Small to International Business


Technology category

Exported from Detroit


You can vote for as many of the videos as you wish on both YouTube and Facebook. Voting closes at 12 Noon (Eastern) on October 28, 2011. Only votes cast through one of the official voting methods will count. "Likes" on videos posted on non-SBA YouTube channels, personal Facebook profiles, or any other website will NOT count toward the final tally. Please see our full Contest Rules for complete contest policies.


Additional Resources for small business exporting

-SBA Guide to Exporting and Importing

-SBA’s Export Business Planner Tool

-State Trade and Export Promotion Program

-SBA’s Office of International Trade

-National Export Initiative Home Page

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About the Author:

Nico Janssen
My name is Nico and I'm serving as a moderator for the Community.


My vote goes for the Consumer Products category. I think its pretty amazing for Maria Walley's company to export to 3 countries after 2 years. I had no idea you can grow a business that fast.
I like the technology one : Exported From Detroit, however I know I'm a little late casting my vote here.
My vote goes to the professional services category.
I wish I could have voted, great videos nonetheless!
Useful information, many thanks to the author. Very much thanks again and best of luck! Internet marketing company India
Running an export management company requires considerable knowledge of international trade. Reinke explains the steps he goes through in one case: First, you have to figure out where in the world demand for the goods is highest. That requires looking at trade statistics and doing marketing research. Then you have to combine that research with knowledge of the relevant tariff rates. Next, Reinke says he contacts companies that manufacture similar products to the one he is trying to export but that are not in direct competition—for example, if you're trying to sell a sort of industrial valve, you would look at where companies that sell a different kind of valve have found buyers abroad. Regards, Nawshad
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I missed the boat for voting, but those are some pretty great videos.
I wonder how this turned out because if you can vote on as many videos as you want, then isn't that kind of like and "everybody is a winner" thing?

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