When you think importing and exporting, do you assume it’s just for big business? Actually, 96% of the international import/export market is done by small businesses. SCL Biz wants to help you get started expanding into the global marketplace.

Building an Import Export Business by Weiss Building an Import/Export Business, by Kenneth Weiss [Wiley, 2007] “shows you how to start your own import/export business, from researching a raw idea to a successful launch to ongoing, profitable business operations. Complete with real-life examples from importers and exporters, it helps you every step of the way, from targeting a market and preparing a business plan to dealing with foreign currencies, shipping procedures, customs requirements, and more. It also shares tips to help you take advantage of NAFTA and other trade pacts, plus online resources to help you start and grow your business.”
Import/Export for Dummies by Capela Import/Export For Dummies, by John K. Capela, Wiley 2008. “The United States imports $1.2 trillion and exports $772 billion in goods on an annual basis. Import/Export For Dummies provides entrepreneurs and small- to medium-size businesses with the critical information they need to begin exporting their products around the world and importing goods to sell in America. This practical guide covers the ins and outs of developing or expanding operations to capture a share of this growing market, with details on the top ten countries with which America trades, from Canada to Germany to China.”
Start Your Own Import/Export Business Start Your Own Import/Export Business, by Jennifer Dorsey, Entrepreneur Press, 2007. “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 this field. Get your share of an ever-expanding economy with the essential advice in this top-selling guide.As a successful import/export agent, you can net a healthy six-figure income by matching buyers and sellers from around the globe, right from your own home. This book 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 lucrative world of international exchange.”