There are many low or no-cost training and counseling resources available to small businesses looking to expand internationally.


One-on-one Counseling

CITD International Trade Counseling

CITD International Trade Specialists can help guide you through the complexities of exporting to expand your operations globally through in-depth one-on-one counseling in areas including export regulation, documentation, export financing, market research, and more.


U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance Centers

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.


Training Resources

CITD Workshop/Seminar Calendar – Calendar of local, regional, and international trade-related events.

CITD Online International Trade Training for New Exporters – Provides access to no-cost self-paced learning modules on a variety of export-related topics, from assessing your export readiness to market research and documentation.

Get Ready to Export Video Set:

Plan Your Market Entry Strategy Video Set:

Find Foreign Buyers Video Set:


Export.Gov Webinars

Webinars covering topics including export strategy, distribution, pricing, export opportunities, and more.


Documentation and Regulations Webinars


BusinessUSA Training Portal

BusinessUSA’s Training Portal provides nearly 200 online classes, videos, and chat transcripts from Federal resources to guide emerging entrepreneurs and exporters through the basics of starting and managing a business.