The International Trade Office: Assisting Your Exporting Needs

Did you know that Iowa’s manufactured products, agricultural products and various services were exported to more than 190 countries in 2014?  Did you know that trade supports more than 448,000 jobs in Iowa? Have you ever thought about how you could create a global presence for your company?  Where...

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Myth-Busting Fears About Exporting

This blog post was provided by Brian Gordon, the senior vice president and manager of the international banking group at Commerce Bank. It was originally published in Thinking Bigger Media's June 14 publication. Entering international markets has historically been a smart way for small business to increase their size and market...

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Getting Started Exporting

Arguably the biggest sporting event in the world begins on Thursday with the first game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Every four years, the best soccer players in the world put on their nation’s colors and represent their home countries in the competition. Today more so than ever, soccer,...

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Ten Proven Tips to Score International Sales

Kate Hodel | Apr 30, 2014 This post is courtesy of Frederick Baehner, president of IBNewsmag, a publication covering international business for Midwestern companies. Subscribe for free at IBNewsmag. Exporting boosts overall sales for small and entrepreneurial companies. Research shows that the greatest barriers to exporting are not knowing where to begin and not...

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Six Steps to Begin Exporting

Exporting is a big deal for many small businesses. Did you know? 95 percent of the world's consumers live outside of the United States--70% of the world’s purchasing power--so if a U.S. business is only selling domestically, it is reaching just a small share of potential customers. Exporting enables companies to...

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