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Exporting Can Make You Rich — If You’re Small

Tyler G. Hicks

by Tyler G. Hicks

THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, the government's encourager of exporting, reports that 97% of exporters in the United States are small or medium-size firms. And these firms export more than $100 billion a year! Further:

  • Export firms growing the fastest today have fewer than 20 employees on their payroll.
  • Yet small exporters are less than 1% of the small businesses in the U.S. With know-how, the number could grow fast. And you could be one of the fast growers!

YOUR CHANCES OF EARNING BIG MONEY in exporting are greater if you're small, trying to grow big. To succeed in exporting, take these easy, quick steps, starting now:

  1. Get reliable, and accurate, information about exporting. See the sources listed below to get what you need to know to succeed. You can get lots of free help from them.
  2. Don't be afraid to export. Most importers overseas speak English; a Freight Forwarder will handle the shipping for you; your bank will give you expert advice on getting paid and will receive your payments at little cost to you.
  3. Know what you want to export. It's best for you to start with just one product, focus on it and ship it quickly to your customers. As your business expands you can add more products to your export list and build your business faster.
  4. Become an expert on the products you export. Your overseas customers will recommend you to other importers when they see you're knowledgeable and ready to help.
  5. Treat your customers well and your business will expand faster than you ever thought possible! Why? Because ALL customers appreciate being treated fairly and will buy more!


  • U.S. Department of Commerce
    Trade Information Centre, Washington DC
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    TradeRoots Forums
  • SBA (Small Business
  • Export-Import Bank
    Washington DC

GET USEFUL INFO FROM THESE SOURCES and your business will grow! Become one of the many small firms building riches in exporting.

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Author Bio

Tyler G. Hicks, the president of International Wealth Success Inc., is the author of many wealth building publications, including the Export-Import Success Kit.