There are many low or no-cost training and counseling resources available to small businesses looking to expand internationally.

One-on-one Counseling

CITD International Trade Counseling
CITD International Trade Specialists can help guide you through the the complexities of exporting to expand your operations globally through in-depth one-on-one counseling in areas including export regulations, documentation, export financing, market research, and more.

U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance Centers
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Located across the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries, their global network of trade professionals connects U.S. companies with international buyers, providing them with market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, and advocacy/commercial diplomacy support.

Training Resources

CITD Workshop/Seminar Calendar
Calendar of local, regional, and international trade-related events.

CITD Online International Trade Training for New Exporters
Provides access to no-cost self-paced learning modules on a variety of export-related topics, from assessing your export readiness to market research and documentation.

Export.Gov Webinars
Webinars covering topics including export strategy, distribution, pricing, export opportunities, and more.

BusinessUSA Training Portal 
BusinessUSA’s Training Portal provides nearly 200 online classes, videos, and chat transcripts from Federal resources to guide emerging entrepreneurs and exporters through the basics of starting and managing a business.

Step 1: Export Readiness Assessment Step 3: Create an Export Business Plan