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Export Publications

MBDA provides a repository of publications for public research and review.

Categories include:  Demographic Trends | Entrepreneurial/Innovations | Export | Finance | Industry Trends | Strategic Alliances | Supply Chain | U.S. Economy | Technology

Minority Exporters: Characteristics and Strategies for New Business and Expansion
August 2015

This report shares the unique characteristics of minority exporters. It also offers comparisons to both non-exporting counterparts and nonminority exporters to glean both the opportunities and challenges faced when minority business enterprises conduct business globally.

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A Basic Guide to Exporting
May 2015

For American companies, exporting makes more sense now than ever before. Exporting has become a lot easier for companies of every size, including small and medium-sized businesses that may previously have found it challenging. But exporting is undeniably more complicated than selling domestically. It introduces a lot of new and unfamiliar issues to understand and deal with. A Basic Guide to Exporting deals with these issues head-on. This book provides the information any such company needs to feel confident about selling overseas. Most of the chapters end with real-life examples in the form of Success Stories that prove it can be done.

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Global Competitiveness Report

The World Economic Forum, Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide.

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The Impact of Credit Availability on Small Business Exporters

A dramatic drop in U.S. exports during the 2008-2009 financial crisis and Great Recession stimulated interest in investigating the relationship between trade finance and small business exports. This research examines whether and how the tightening of credit affects small firm exporters.

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Trade Finance Guide

A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters is designed to help U.S. companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, learn the basic fundamentals of trade finance so that they can turn their export opportunities into actual sales and to achieve the ultimate goal of getting paid—especially on time—for those sales. Concise, two-page chapters offer the basics of numerous financing techniques, from open accounts, to forfaiting to government assisted foreign buyer financing.

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Globalization and Minority-Owned Businesses in the United States: Assessment and Prospects
Year 2003

Globalization and Minority-Owned Businesses in the United States: Assessment and Prospects provides an overview of the changing nature of the international economy, and will specifically focus on assessing the extent to which U.S. minority businesses are engaged in global business. By learning to take advantage of global business opportunities, minority-owned small businesses should be able to make significant strides in closing the gap arising from financial resources between minority-owned and mainstream U.S. businesses.

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Minority Exporters: A Resource Guide 1999
Year 1999

The Minority Exporters: A Resource Guide 1999 is a navigational tool to help minority firms identify different resources for different needs. It anticipates some of the critical questions minority-owned firms have about the export process, regardless of their overall development, and provides a comprehensive reference guide of sources of information and assistance for firms. This comprehensive guide focuses on assisting minority businesses in the global marketplace for the 21st century.

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