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  • U.S. Commercial Service

    1. 1. U.S. Commercial Service Made in Alaska February 8, 2005
    2. 2. The U.S. Commercial Service <ul><li>Worldwide network </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Export Assistance Centers throughout the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>155 offices in 82 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive solutions to international trade challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Helping U.S. firms realize their export potential </li></ul><ul><li>Advocating on behalf of U.S. businesses abroad </li></ul><ul><li>95 percent of your potential customers live outside of the United States </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Our Services: Business Counseling </li></ul><ul><li> We identify your best potential markets; </li></ul><ul><li>We bring overseas opportunities to your attention; </li></ul><ul><li>We help you find and meet potential buyers and distributors; </li></ul><ul><li>We provide information on how to do business in target markets; and </li></ul><ul><li>We identify promotional events that will provide the best market opportunities. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Gold Key </li></ul><ul><li>International Market Research </li></ul><ul><li>Customized Market Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Agent/distributor Service </li></ul><ul><li>International Company Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial News USA </li></ul><ul><li>Trade shows, trade missions, catalog shows </li></ul>Our Services: Customized Services
    5. 5. Global Internet Growth 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Internet usage World-wide 2005 “ Only 1/4 of the Internet population will reside in the U.S. in 2006.” Jupiter Research “ Latin America’s Internet users will nearly double - from 5% to 8% in 2006.” “ By 2006, the Asia-Pacific region will contain 1/3 of all Internet consumers.”
    6. 6. U.S. Share of a Global e-Market Will your business be ready? <ul><ul><li>2/3 of US companies have not yet prepared for a global online marketplace. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However, 2.9 million small businesses will sell over the Internet in 2003. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Web Wisdom for the Wise & Wily <ul><li>THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEB SITE </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do I need a Web site? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are my goals for the site? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What am I trying to sell or promote? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the steps to getting a Web site up and running? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What content do I need to build the site? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Web Wisdom for the Wise & Wily <ul><li>THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEB SITE </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do I need a Web site? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are my goals for the site? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What am I trying to sell or promote? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are the steps to getting a Web site up and running? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What content do I need to build the site? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Web Wisdom for the Wise & Wily <ul><li>THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEB SITE </li></ul><ul><li>          </li></ul><ul><li>* Hire a professional or do it myself </li></ul><ul><li>* My responsibilities to create an effective site? </li></ul><ul><li>     </li></ul><ul><li>* What’s the cost for start-up and maintenance? </li></ul><ul><li>      </li></ul><ul><li>* How do I attract more traffic to my site? </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>* How will I know that my site is successful? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    10. 10. Web Wisdom for the Wise & Wily <ul><li>THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEB SITE </li></ul><ul><li>          </li></ul><ul><li>* Hire a professional or do it myself </li></ul><ul><li>* My responsibilities to create an effective site? </li></ul><ul><li>     </li></ul><ul><li>* What’s the cost for start-up and maintenance? </li></ul><ul><li>      </li></ul><ul><li>* How do I attract more traffic to my site? </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>* How will I know that my site is successful? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    11. 11. Web Wisdom for the Wise & Wily <ul><li>THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEB SITE </li></ul><ul><li>          </li></ul><ul><li>* Hire a professional or do it myself </li></ul><ul><li>* My responsibilities to create an effective site? </li></ul><ul><li>     </li></ul><ul><li>* What’s the cost for start-up and maintenance? </li></ul><ul><li>      </li></ul><ul><li>* How do I attract more traffic to my site? </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>* How will I know that my site is successful? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    12. 12. Alaska Export Assistance Center 431 West 7th Ave. Suite 108 Anchorage, AK 99501 Phone: 907/271-6237 Fax: 907/271-6242 Cbecker@mail/doc.gov www.BuyUSA.gov/Alaska

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