Exporting to Expand Sales

Shaking hands in international business

If you have a website to sell your products or services, you have the potential to reach markets beyond your immediate borders. One of the best ways to start your exporting journey, is to visit Export Solutions at the export.gov a resource full of information about exporting.

To find organizations that provide support to businesses looking to export, go to the Resource Navigator.

As you begin exporting your product, consider hiring a Development Manager to help smooth your entry into worldwide markets with value-added services, including:

  • Preparing marketing plans for international markets
  • Handling export operations
  • Providing international market research
  • Identifying best market prospects
  • Advising on finance and insurance options
  • Working to find customers and partners

Export Options in Chattanooga

Chattanooga’s proximity to major highways and interstates makes it an ideal location to move freight within the U.S. Engage national and international freight forwarders and freight brokers to move your product where you need it to go. Chattanooga has a significant number of logistics companies that support your business with international exporting and distributing your product. Check out Steam Logistics, U.S. Xpress and Larkin Express Logistics to help you get started.

Our city also offers the option of exporting through the Centre South Riverport and Appalachian Regional Port. While the Riverport in Centre South Industrial Park is a great option for starting to export, there are several other barge options in Chattanooga. The city offers a network of railways that can be used to move product from Chattanooga to national ports.

U.S. Export Assistance Center

The U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service operates the U.S. Export Assistance Center, a network of export and industry specialists located in more than 100 U.S. cities and over 80 countries worldwide. These trade professionals provide counseling and a variety of products and services to assist small and mid-sized U.S. businesses export their products and services.