One obstacle Oklahoma firms with little experience of exporting may run into is the challenge of knowing just where to begin. While U.S. and Oklahoma-state agencies are there to help, another tactic may be to use a tool available at the click of a mouse.
Google’s Global Market Finder tool is free and simple to use. It provides an easy step for those Oklahoma manufacturers interested in learning about what niches and markets lie outside the U.S.
According to Google, the global market finder has access to more than 1.9 billion customers around the globe, including connecting to what geographic locations where their products are in demand, estimating costs and providing translations for non-English speaking partners.
For those interested in learning more about export opportunities, real, live trade professionals are also available to help at the local level. Those interested in speaking with Oklahoma-based trade professionals should contact Jennifer Springer at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce or Marcus Verner at the U.S. Department of Trade.
(Top photo: The Oklahoma Department of Commerce – by Bo Apitz).