How to Start an Import/Export Business

Want to start an import/export business? Our startup guide will provide you with a clear roadmap to success. Available with or without our award-winning business plan software, the Import/Export Business Startup Guide will put you on the fast track to small business success!

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Importing and exporting are trillion-dollar industries—but that doesn’t mean they’re just for big business. In fact, small businesses make up about 96 percent of the field. Get your share of an ever-expanding economy with the essential advice in this bestselling guide.

As a top import/export agent, you can net a healthy six-figure income by matching buyers and sellers from around the globe, all without leaving home. You don't need any specialized training or experience to succeed--this guide teaches you everything you need to know to become an import/export professional. We even include overviews of 16 foreign markets to help you get up and running--and making money--quickly.

This guide is loaded with valuable insights and practical advice for tapping into lucrative global markets. It covers every aspect of the startup process, including:

  • How to collect money from overseas transactions
  • Using the internet to simplify your transactions
  • How the government can help you find products and customers
  • Essential trade law information to keep your business in compliance
  • How to choose a customs broker
  • Proven methods for finding contacts in the United States and abroad

Tricks of the trade from successful importers and exporters and hundreds of valuable resources help you become a player in the exciting world of international business. Order today!

Excerpt from this guide

Chapter 1

International trade is one of the hot industries of the new millennium. But it’s not new. Think Marco Polo. Think the great caravans of the biblical age with their cargoes of silks and spices. Think even further back to prehistoric man trading shells and salt with distant tribes. Trade exists because one group or country has a supply of some commodity or merchandise that is in demand by another. And as the world becomes more and more technologically advanced, as we shift in subtle and not so subtle ways toward one-world modes of thought, international trade becomes more and more rewarding, both in terms of profit and personal satisfaction.

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