Export Import Business

Fast and easy loans for small exporters

Small business exporters are taking advantage of the world market and selling billions of dollars of goods and services overseas every year. In fact, 70% of all exporters have fewer than 20 employees. If you are one of these businesses, or would like to join in this growing trend, and you think you are too small to receive government sponsored export financing, think again!

Approximately 70 percent of all U.S. exporters have 20 or fewer employees. SBA has placed a priority on helping these small business exporters by providing a number of loan programs specifically designed to help them develop or expand their export activities. If you own or wish to start a small export business, the following loans may be available to you:

Export Express Loan Program

Export Working Capital Program (EWCP)

Small businesses looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider exporting. Consider these facts: 

  • Nearly 96 percent of consumers live outside the U.S.
  • Two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries.

Here are six steps to help you begin exporting: 

Step 1: Complete the Free Export Preparedness Questionnaire

WASHINGTON – The U. S. Small Business Administration is offering new, free tools for new and established small business exporters to help them grow and succeed in international trade. Small businesses will now have access to six-part podcast series, an introduction to exporting Youtube video and an online training course.

SBA is making these new tools available as part of the World Trade Week celebrations taking place May 17-21 nationwide to raise awareness of the increasing importance of international trade to the nation’s economy.

BOSTON – The Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Flexo Concepts the 2018 Exporter of the Year for Massachusetts.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the launch of the 2018 Emerging Leaders initiative for executives of small businesses poised for growth in emerging markets.  Local area recruitment for the 2018 training cycle is currently ongoing at designated SBA District Offices, including Wichita. Classes are scheduled to begin this spring with specific dates differing by location.

Alan Lane-Murcia, with SBA representatives.

The U.S. Small Business Administration honored First American Bank of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, as the 2017 SBA Export Lender of the Year for small lending institutions at the 10th annual SBA Export Lender Roundtable in Washington, D.C. on April 5. 

The most competitive companies in your portfolios are those that have proven themselves by succeeding in international markets!  But, they often need additional working capital to expand into new countries and fill orders.  Are you supporting them in their growth and profiting from their success?

May is World Trade Month. In a world with over seven billion people, your next customers--and your best prospects for future growth--could well come from outside the United States. Last year, U.S. exports hit a record high of $2.34 trillion. Already, nearly 300,000 small businesses have discovered the opportunities of selling into global markets, accounting for 35% of total U.S. export sales.

Many small businesses think they are too small to compete in the world market. In fact, 97 percent of all exporters are small businesses. The federal government has loans, insurance and grant programs to help you become an exporter or expand your exporting business.

SBA Export Loan Programs


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