The International Trade Center (ITC) is part of the South Dakota Small Business Development Center serving as a source of management assistance to small businesses considering exporting, new to exporting, or those with exporting finance packaging needs.
Small businesses that are looking to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations should consider exporting. Selling internationally will allow companies to grow and become more profitable. Exporting can also help companies become a stronger competitor in their industries and differentiate them from others.
Expanding internationally faces domestic challenges plus political, economic and cultural difference, different currencies, and compliance challenges. Mistakes are costly, and can negatively impact a business, if planning is not done appropriately. Companies need accurate and current statistics on industry insights on specific foreign markets. The SBDC’s International Trade Center can assist companies in overcoming the barriers of selling internationally.
The Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBDC operates under Cooperative Agreement SBAHQ-14-B-0059. All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.