Have you been thinking of getting into the export game? You know, start to sell your goods or services internationally? Or, maybe you already export but want to expand your markets. Perhaps you’re not even sure if you are ready to export?
Exporting, even considering exporting, can be intimidating, but don’t worry, there’s a website that can you help you determine your export readiness and direct you to resources to help you succeed in international sales. It also directs you to training and education to update your knowledge, develop new ideas and gain practical skills that you can apply directly to your export work.
The Washington Export Resource Center (WERC) website at www.waexports.com connects you to export resources, guides you to education and training opportunities and assesses your export readiness.
Are you export ready?
Your first step to export success is to determine your export readiness.
The WERC website has a handy, easy-to-use wizard that helps you determine what stage of exporting you are at and directs you to appropriate resources for export success. The wizard asks a short series of questions to determine your export level. And, based on that assessment, it connects you to export resources to help you succeed in exporting.
Export Resources Database
Whether you need one-on-one help to vet an international partner, technical assistance on export documentation, or advice in accessing export financing tools, there is an organization to fit your needs. A searchable easy-to-use database of export resources points you to help in:
- Education and Training
- Market Access and Expansion
- Promotion, Outreach and Advocacy
- Technical Assistance
You will find organizations and experts providing training opportunities to build your export plan, assistance in assessing export markets, networking opportunities to find potential buyers and trained professionals to help you with export financing.
Receive Training in the essentials of exporting and business
From basic vocabulary terms to free training and degree options, WERC connects you to education opportunities for all levels of export business. To turn your product or service into a cost-effective and successful export, you need to update your knowledge, develop new ideas, and gain practical skills that you can apply directly to your business. The WERC website helps you find the right training and education to fit your needs. It also contains a free, downloadable Basic Guide to Exporting.
WERC was formed by a dynamic partnership between business representatives, education, and state government to bring new and existing resources to light for business around the state interested in selling their products and services throughout the global marketplace.