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Border Busters

Check out these websites to keep you going global.

Have your plans to go global stalled? Whatever the obstacle, these sites will help you move forward. LINK ALL WEBSITES

1. Kompass: Supplies global business information on more than 2.2 million companies in 70 countries. Buyers can pinpoint suppliers and send them requests for quotes.

2. The Export Yellow Pages: Gives U.S. exporters a way to establish contacts and conduct global business.

3. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Covers country-specific economic and social issues, from trade to education.

4. Port Import Export Reporting Service: Provides current, comprehensive data on international trade.

5. Stat-USA/Internet: Delivers economic, business and international trade information produced by the U.S. government.

6. GlobeTrade.com: Helps entrepreneurs and small businesses expand internationally.

Laurel Delaney runs GlobeTrade.com and LaurelDelaney.com, Chicago-based firms that specialize in international entrepreneurship.

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This article was originally published in the May 2007 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Border Busters.

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