Small Business

Overcoming Trade Barriers in Canada and Mexico

If your firm is having a problem gaining access to Mexican or Canadian markets due to perceived trade barriers, the U.S. Department of Commerce's NAFTA Compliance Team can help.


New Licensing Program for Exporters

The Automated Export System (AES) is used by U.S. exporters to file a Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) electronically. By mid-2004, all U.S. exporters will be required to file SEDs on the AES


Internet Sales Tax Soon to be a Reality

Whether you buy or sell products over the web, Internet Sales Taxes will soon affect you. The moratorium period for Internet Sales Taxes is ending this November.


Elevator Speech: A Short Verse to Start a Long Relationship

You meet someone on an elevator or at a networking event and they ask, "So, what does your company do?" You have about 10 seconds to capture their attention, GO!