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Market Research

This site outlines efficient methods for researching import and export markets for your product or service.
  1. Export Market Research (7)
  2. Import Market Research (3)

How to Determine Whether to Redesign Your Product Package for an Overseas Market
This article provides lessons learned on a product launch in Japan and tips on determining whether to redesign your product package for overseas market entry.

Foreign Trade Statistics: How to Access U.S. Import and Export Trade Statistics
This article examines seven key offerings from the U.S. Census Bureau on Foreign Trade which is the official source for U.S. import and export statistics.

Foreign Market Entry
This article helps you decide where to concentrate your sales efforts and how to segment your product and market.

Market Research: Dreaded Chore, a Powerful Tool
How to conduct import/export market research.

How to Develop An Export Marketing Plan
Market research is a powerful tool for exploring and taking control of your global territory. It also enables you to develop an export marketing plan. Take it look at how it's done.

How to Prepare Your Product for Import/Export
This article shows you how to prepare your product for sale in a new market.

6 Ways to Execute a Perfect Global Growth Plan For Your Business
To prepare for success, start to put a gigantic global growth plan for your business in place for the future. Here are six ways to go about it.

Six Places to Look for Country-specific Information
In this article, I provide six places to visit that will give you more information than you'll probably ever need when researching for your export. The best news: It's provided at absolutely no cost to you. Read on.

How to Select a Profitable Overseas Market
Once you have a good idea of what you want to export, you must decide which overseas market you are going to enter. Here I look at a variety of factors that play into the decision-making process.

Pointers for Developing an Export Business Plan
This is an excerpt from Laurel Delaney's new book, "Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably." It provides pointers on developing an export business plan.

What the Heck is STEP?
This article talks about what STEP stands for and its benefits for small business owners.

The Top Four Global Business Intelligence Companies
Here are four companies worth a look in the field of global business intelligence.

8 Globalization Articles Worth a Read
Here I outline eight timeless articles on globalization that were originally published by Harvard Business Review (HBR).

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