The Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) recently brought a new international export business planning platform to small businesses across the state. Knowing the critical role sound export business planning has on the success of international business ventures, coupled with the fact that 95% of the global consumer base lives outside the U.S., the SBDC worked to streamline access to a vast global marketplace.
Built through collaboration between the Missouri SBDC and LivePlan, an interactive business planning platform, and based on the International Trade Administration’s Sample Export Plan Outline, the tool functions as a robust export business planning template, complete with instructions, examples, export how-to tutorials, and international worksheets to provide a hands-on learning experience. By outlining and teaching the principles of exporting, while prompting users to put their knowledge to use through open-ended planning questions. The tool serves to meet the export business preparation needs for companies new to the international stage.
Interactive and cloud-based, the online platform allows the user to work at their own pace, and seek input from their Missouri SBDC counselor as necessary.
Interested in learning more? Contact the Missouri SBDC International Trade Center to schedule a demo.
Check out the entire article series on exporting:
- Should I Export My Business’s Goods and Services?
- Some Basics of Exporting
- Exporting: The First Step
- Export Planning Streamlined
- The Export Plan: Marketing Research
- The Export Plan: Pricing Strategy
The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.