The following is a sample of the wide range of community-based lenders, banks, and crowdfunding sources that the Pace SBDC works with to provide access to small business financing:
Did you know that nearly 96% of consumers live outside the United States, and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries? The SBA Export services provides trade tools and resources to tap into this opportunity.
U.S. Export Assistance Centers
The SBA also helps support U.S. Export Assistance Centers, which are staffed by professionals with export experience from public and private organizations.
EXIM Bank (Export and Import Bank)
The EXIM Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States, and supports American job creation through exporting by unlocking financing solutions for U.S. companies competing around the globe.
The Department of Commerce's U.S. Commercial Service engages trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies plan, develop, and execute international sales strategies, connect with foreign buyers, and increase sales to new global markets.
Global NY helps New York businesses enter or expand their presence in the global marketplace.
International Business Development (IBD)
The New York SBDC's International Business Development (IBD) program helps businesses maximize global trade opportunities. IBD provides guidance on identifying manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and representatives, as well as on joint ventures, outsourcing projects, market feasibility, customs, regulations, and tarrifs. They have also successfully organized business delegations and trade missions, and support NYS SBDC's office in Beijing, China.
A Certificate of Free Sale is a document that indicates a particular product is marketed in the United States or is eligible for export, and that the particular manufacturer has no unresolved enforcement actions pending before or taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).