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Exporting to Expand Sales

If you have a website to sell your products or services, you have the potential to reach markets beyond your immediate borders! One of the best ways to begin is to take a the Export Questionnaire at export.gov. Based on your scores, we can refer you to local resources who can help you at any stage of exporting. 

If you scored 0-20, these groups can help you network and explore exporting:

 

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is dedicated to the creation, advancement, promotion and development of economic opportunities within the Hispanic market and business community.

Johnson County Library MakerSpace

The Johnson County Central Resource Library MakerSpace provides resources, tools, and programs for hobbyists, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

Mid-Continent Public Library

The Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) consists of 35 locations serving Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in Western Missouri. MCPL provides business reference materials and many MCPL branches have free library programs and events that for people who own small businesses or those contemplating starting a small business. Find a local branch by going to mymcpl.org.

Missouri Department of Economic Development - International Trade and Investment Office

Our mission is to increase the number of Missouri companies exporting and increase the volume of Missouri exports.

World Trade Center - Kansas City

World Trade Center is the one-stop-shop for any local company needing information on international consumers and foreign friends looking for information on the assets Kansas City offers.

If you scored 21-35, take advantage of training and education:

 

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce provides business assistance, networking opportunities, public relations, and other services related to growth and development in the Kansas City Metro Area.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City is dedicated to the creation, advancement, promotion and development of economic opportunities within the Hispanic market and business community.

International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City, Inc. (ITC)

The International Trade Council (ITC) promotes global trade through focused commercial education and networking to support the Greater Kansas City area.

Kansas Department of Commerce, Export Assistance

The Kansas Department of Commerce assists Kansas companies with their global market development needs and exporting efforts.

Missouri Department of Agriculture

The Missouri Department of Agriculture sets agriculture policy and provides assistance to farmers throughout the state, focusing on food related business.

Missouri Department of Economic Development - International Trade and Investment Office

Our mission is to increase the number of Missouri companies exporting and increase the volume of Missouri exports.

Small Business & Technology Development Center - University of Missouri Kansas City

The UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Centers offer one-on-one counseling and training to business owners and emerging business owners.

Small Business Development Center at JCCC

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) at Johnson County Community College provides business assistance to aspiring and existing small business owners in Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas through low cost training events and no-charge one-on-one business counseling.

Summit Technology Academy

Summit Technology Academy has been recognized in the national spotlight as an innovative model to prepare juniors and seniors in high school for high wage, high demand, professional careers.

U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service (U.S. Export Assistance Center)

The U.S. Commercial Service - Kansas City provides export and trade-related guidance to businesses in Western Missouri and Kansas.

World Trade Center - Kansas City

World Trade Center is the one-stop-shop for any local company needing information on international consumers and foreign friends looking for information on the assets Kansas City offers.

If you scored 36-65, find help in researching foreign markets:

 

International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City, Inc. (ITC)

The International Trade Council (ITC) promotes global trade through focused commercial education and networking to support the Greater Kansas City area.

Johnson County Library MakerSpace

The Johnson County Central Resource Library MakerSpace provides resources, tools, and programs for hobbyists, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

Kansas Department of Agriculture

The mission of the KDA Agricultural Marketing, Advocacy and Outreach Team is to serve all Kansans through innovative programming and delivering solutions designed to create an environment that facilitates growth and expansion in agriculture while increasing pride in and awareness of the state's largest industry - agriculture.

Kansas Department of Commerce, Export Assistance

The Kansas Department of Commerce assists Kansas companies with their global market development needs and exporting efforts.

Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC)

Mid-America TAAC assists domestic manufacturers negatively impacted by import competition by providing cost share grant funding to implement improvement projects to make a business more globally competitive.

Mid-Continent Public Library

The Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL) consists of 35 locations serving Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in Western Missouri. MCPL provides business reference materials and many MCPL branches have free library programs and events that for people who own small businesses or those contemplating starting a small business. Find a local branch by going to mymcpl.org.

Missouri Department of Agriculture

The Missouri Department of Agriculture sets agriculture policy and provides assistance to farmers throughout the state, focusing on food related business.

Missouri Department of Economic Development - International Trade and Investment Office

Our mission is to increase the number of Missouri companies exporting and increase the volume of Missouri exports.

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council

Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council promotes the growth and development of minority businesses through B-to-B opportunities and government contracts.

Small Business & Technology Development Center - University of Missouri Kansas City

The UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Centers offer one-on-one counseling and training to business owners and emerging business owners.

Small Business Development Center at JCCC

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) at Johnson County Community College provides business assistance to aspiring and existing small business owners in Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas through low cost training events and no-charge one-on-one business counseling.

Summit Technology Academy

Summit Technology Academy has been recognized in the national spotlight as an innovative model to prepare juniors and seniors in high school for high wage, high demand, professional careers.

U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service (U.S. Export Assistance Center)

The U.S. Commercial Service - Kansas City provides export and trade-related guidance to businesses in Western Missouri and Kansas.

World Trade Center - Kansas City

World Trade Center is the one-stop-shop for any local company needing information on international consumers and foreign friends looking for information on the assets Kansas City offers.

If you scored 66-90, these groups can help you find partners:

 

Kansas Department of Agriculture

The mission of the KDA Agricultural Marketing, Advocacy and Outreach Team is to serve all Kansans through innovative programming and delivering solutions designed to create an environment that facilitates growth and expansion in agriculture while increasing pride in and awareness of the state's largest industry - agriculture.

Missouri Department of Economic Development - International Trade and Investment Office

Our mission is to increase the number of Missouri companies exporting and increase the volume of Missouri exports.

Summit Technology Academy

Summit Technology Academy has been recognized in the national spotlight as an innovative model to prepare juniors and seniors in high school for high wage, high demand, professional careers.

U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service (U.S. Export Assistance Center)

The U.S. Commercial Service - Kansas City provides export and trade-related guidance to businesses in Western Missouri and Kansas.

World Trade Center - Kansas City

World Trade Center is the one-stop-shop for any local company needing information on international consumers and foreign friends looking for information on the assets Kansas City offers.

If you scored 91-100, find specific help through these organizations:

 

Kansas Department of Agriculture

The mission of the KDA Agricultural Marketing, Advocacy and Outreach Team is to serve all Kansans through innovative programming and delivering solutions designed to create an environment that facilitates growth and expansion in agriculture while increasing pride in and awareness of the state's largest industry - agriculture.

Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC)

Mid-America TAAC assists domestic manufacturers negatively impacted by import competition by providing cost share grant funding to implement improvement projects to make a business more globally competitive.

Summit Technology Academy

Summit Technology Academy has been recognized in the national spotlight as an innovative model to prepare juniors and seniors in high school for high wage, high demand, professional careers.

U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service (U.S. Export Assistance Center)

The U.S. Commercial Service - Kansas City provides export and trade-related guidance to businesses in Western Missouri and Kansas.

World Trade Center - Kansas City

World Trade Center is the one-stop-shop for any local company needing information on international consumers and foreign friends looking for information on the assets Kansas City offers.

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