It’s a big world. Why not start selling to it?

From increased profits to faster growth, discover 6 reasons that inspire businesses to export overseas

Read the source article by The International Trade Administration (ITA) here.

If you’ve ever thought about taking your business global and selling to customers overseas, you’re in good company. The U.S. is a huge global exporter, with around $2 trillion in goods and services heading abroad each year – and the potential for growth is significant. With careful planning and a solid export strategy, there’s nothing to stop your business from taking that first step.

But if you need a few extra incentives, here are 6 benefits of exporting.

Reach a world of new shoppers Over 95% of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S. – and chances are they’d love what you have to offer them.

Plenty of incentives

Thanks to free trade agreements, smoother logistics, and the rise of eCommerce, it’s easier than ever to start exporting overseas. The U.S. government also offers various financial programs to businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Fast growth

Companies that export tend to achieve faster sales growth, create more jobs and pay higher wages. It could be a great way for your business to step up to the next level.

People love American products

American businesses and products have a reputation for high quality, innovation, excellent customer service and strong business practices. Why not use all that to your advantage?

Reduce your risk

All economies have their ups and downs, and the U.S. is no exception. Companies that export are often better suited to ride out the storms and stay afloat.

The government’s got your back

There are lots of U.S. government, state and local resources at your disposal. For example, the Department of Commerce has support offices in 108 cities worldwide, and export financing options are also available.

For more information on how to start exporting your products or services overseas, please visit the International Trade Administration website.