Start Your Own Import/Export Business, 5th Edition
Importing and exporting is a trillion-dollar business—but that doesn’t mean that this is a big-business industry. In fact, small businesses make up more than 95 percent of companies handling the $5 trillion worth of products and services traded in more than 150 countries.
The experts of Entrepreneur give you an insider’s look at how the import/export business really works and what makes it tick. Designed to help you decide whether an import or export business is right for you, each chapter is broken up into manageable sections on every aspect of the industry to help you start, run, and grow a successful business.
In this guide, you’ll get a detailed look at the industry, who the key players are, what trade agreements exist between nations and the current forecast for international trade. You’ll also learn how to:
• Identify emerging markets and the most profitable goods to buy and sell
• Set up and keep your business in compliance of trade laws
• Price your products and services accordingly
• Choose reliable customs brokers, freight forwarders, and sales reps
• Manage the day-to-day operations as an importer or exporter
Plus, gain hard-earned advice from successful entrepreneurs in the industry and valuable resources, forms, and worksheets to help you become a player in the world of international exchange.
Whether you want to travel the world or make a living from your living room, your import/export business should start here.
For more than 30 years, Entrepreneur Media, Inc. has set the course for success for millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners. We’ll teach you the secrets of the winners and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success. Rich Mintzer is a journalist and author of more than 50 nonfiction books, including several on starting a business. He hails from Westchester, New York, where he lives with his family.