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.