Export-U2 delivers free and convenient export training online.
globalEDGE™, created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University, connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
Arkansas District Export Council contributes leadership and international trade expertise through counseling businesses on the exporting process and conducting trade education and community outreach. Members of the council are appointed by the Commerce Secretary to advise the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The Arkansas U.S. Export Assistance Center is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. For businesses that are ready to export, trade specialists can assist with International Partner Search, Gold Key Matching Service, and market research. Trade USEACs are located throughout the U.S. and in more than 75 countries.
Export.gov is an online resource center managed by the International Trade Administration in collaboration with 10 federal programs. This comprehensive website offers trade data, webinars, and listings and contact information for international trade shows and trade missions.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Ag Service (FAS) links U.S. agricultural to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. The agency offers market intelligence, direct assistance, and trade financing tor agricultural enterprises. FAS staffs 102 offices in 82 countries.
The Small Business Administration’s Exporting Working Capital Program is available to applicants who qualify as small businesses under SBA’s size standards and meet other eligibility criteria. It features a one-page application and 10-day turnaround and guarantees 90 percent of the loan amount for loans up to $1 million. The SBA also offers loan guarantee programs for facilities and equipment.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (ExImBank) offers a working capital loan program designed for loans exceeding $1 million. It guarantees lenders 90 percent of the loan; for qualified loans to minority, woman-owned or rural businesses, the guarantee coverage can increase to 100 percent.