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Want to sell to the world? Here's where to start.

This story appears in the June 1998 issue of

If you're like many homebased entrepreneurs with a product to sell, the has opened up a world of potential customers--literally. In fact, it's probably not uncommon for businesspeople to get orders from customers in Europe, Asia and .

But these are probably random international sales. If you want to build the import or export side of your , what resources should you tap into? Books, Web sites and other sources are available, but if you're going international for the first time, an SBA Development Center () is a good place to start.

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