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In May, we launch a blog series on exporting

May Is World Trade Month

In May, we launch a blog series on exporting

A healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem depends on the entrepreneurs we can grow here at home, the jobs we can create and the goods we can export beyond our state and national borders.

Think your business isn’t big enough? Consider this: 97% of exporters are small businesses. If you have a website to sell your products or services, you have the potential to reach markets beyond your immediate borders.

To recognize the importance of exporting and educate Kansas City startups and small businesses on the steps it takes to move their products across borders, Kansas City joins the International Trade Administration (ITA) and the world in celebrating World Trade Month during the month of May.

All May long, we’ll share events and tips to help your business take the first steps into exporting or to help you expand to new markets.

Here are few resources you can tap right now to get started. Check back for more tips, trends and resources.

Find an exporting or international event
From the Geopolitical Economy of Oil to World Trade Day in Kansas City—get up to speed on exporting trends and learn from entrepreneurs who have already successfully moved their businesses to the global stage.

Take the exporting questionnaire.
One of the best ways to begin is to take the Export Questionnaire at

Find the right resource.
Based on your scores from the Export Questionnaire, we can refer you to local resources who can help you at any stage of exporting. 

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