Since 2007, our goal has been to help you make export sales
From the beginning, Export-U has been a cooperative effort of the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Atlanta and it various partners. For much of its history, the site was hosted by the University of Georgia SBDC. Today, it is operated by the District Export Council of Georgia and the Atlanta USEAC as a free public service. Export-U was designed to solve the following problems with conventional classroom training.
We knew that American businesses could profit from exporting, but it wasn't always easy to deliver the training they needed.
Few people were willing to drive for hours to attend a class in the city, but our classes in rural areas didn't attract enough attendees.
Many people were just too busy to attend a class during normal business hours. (After all, they had businesses to run, duh!)
To make matters worse, some thought our classes were boaring; they didn't want any theory --- just practical answers to specific business questions --- like how do I get PAID??
Sadly, we found that may businesses were actually turning down export sales because of their percieved complexity and risk. They needed a simple step-by-step way to study trade at their own pace and time.
Export-U offers practical training that businesses can actually use. Each webinar is a bite-sized learning segment on a key export topic, and the Exporter's Database contains a free trade reference library.
Georgia’s District Export Council and the Atlanta USEAC are recognized leaders in trade education, and they have delivered national award-winning programs (including Export-U). Their people have expertise in global marketing, export finance, international logistics, and operations, and they are eager to share what they know. The Georgia DEC is grateful to the U.S. Commercial Service and the University of Georgia SBDC for their generous support over the past decade.
Today, thousands of businesses from all over the planet use Export-U each month.