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Mississippi Small Business
Development Center
Transforming Mississippi One Small Business at a Time

International Trade

The globalization of American business is a major force that will continue to shape and mold the environment for small business and entrepreneurship over the next decade and beyond. Many small firms are beginning to face competition from abroad in the products and services they both provide and sell. For this reason many small businesses, including start-ups, are identifying foreign markets and foreign sources of supply as important parts of their strategy for growth and success.

The Hinds Community College SBDC International Trade Center, located at Hinds Community College SBDC in Raymond, can help small businesses as they enter the often confusing world of importing and exporting. They offer assistance in the following areas:

  • evaluating product and company readiness to export
  • accessing marketing data
  • developing market entry strategies
  • acquiring information on potential trade opportunities
  • individualized counseling
  • trade seminars
  • financing sources
  • trade missions


International Trade Center
Hinds Community College
PMB 11263
PO Box 1100
Raymond, MS 39154

Phone: (601) 857-3536
Fax: (601) 857-3474
Email: JEHarper@hindscc.edu


The Georgia SBDC, The University of Georgia, and the U.S. Export Assistance Center have put together a set of webinars for exporters.
The link to the webinars created by this partnership is www.Export-U.com .

The Mississippi Small Business Development Center is an accredited member of America's Small Business Development Centers and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration through The University of Mississippi. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or The University of Mississippi. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and limited English language proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.