Created on September 6, 2013
There are various resources that allow you to assess your company’s readiness to export. These tools help you to understand what constitutes export readiness for a firm, and how your company can move toward that goal:
Export.gov’s “Are You Export Ready?” Questionnaire  - This questionnaire highlights characteristics common to successful exporters. Many of these questions will guide you into areas of the Export.gov homepage where you can obtain more information on exporting. Upon completion, you will receive a score which will help you to assess your export readiness, as well as identify areas of your business needs to strengthen to improve its export activities.
globalEDGE Diagnostic Tool--CORE™  - This self-assessment tool allows you to determine your company's readiness to expand its operations internationally and ascertain its ability to export a particular product.
TradePort’s Global Trade Tutorial: Getting Started  - This tutorial explains factors which determine whether or not a company’s export activities will be successful.
USDA ExportQuestionnaire - Foreign Agricultural Service  - This questionnaire highlights characteristics common to successful exporters. Many of these questions will guide you into areas of our homepage where you can obtain more information on food exporting.
What’s next? Once you’ve determined your export readiness refer to the Export Planning Guide  for more tips and worksheets to help you plan, finance and execute your small business exporting strategy.