Small to Mid-sized Companies Push Forward in Export Despite of Recession

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According to American Shipper magazine, many government officials believe the small to mid-sized companies will be in the forefront of the United States' economic recovery, particularly with several federal programs to assist their export efforts.

“More than a quarter of a million U.S. firms export goods. Ninety-seven percent of those firms are small- and medium-sized businesses who particularly need our help accessing global markets,” said U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk in a May 18 speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about the Obama administration’s trade agenda.

The Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA) has dedicated its programs to help small and mid-sized businesses succeed in exporting. James Morrison, president of SBEA believes it's easier in a recession for small businesses to grow as more companies are reducing costs and purchasing at a lower rate.

“Small businesses are often more agile than larger ones, and can do well based on small sales,” said James Morrison in an interview. “There are currently a lot more overseas buyers at the $200,000 and $500,000 level than at $2 million or more.”

Once the small to mid-size company exports grows, it's recommended to purchase global trade management solutions to ensure compliance at each stage of the export. Managment Dynamics offers a great solution that is cost effective and is flexible and on-demand. Export On-Demand can be quickly deployed and configured for an small to mid-sized exporter.

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To read the full article by American Shipper magazine, click here.

This post was published on August 6, 2009 and updated on March 5, 2015.

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Topics: Global Trade Management Software, Export Management, Global Trade Management, Export Compliance

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