Developing a strategic plan is one of the most important steps you can take toward exporting success. An export plan will help you define specific goals and objectives and a timetable for completing them.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has put together an excellent downloadable tool for developing your plan called the Export Business Planner. Using the planner, you can work through the critical processes of export readiness and planning via a ready-made, easily accessible document that can be updated and referenced time and again as your export business grows.

You can also get step-by-step guidance for developing your export business plan here.



Step 2: Access Training and Counseling Resources Step 4: Conduct Market Research