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  1. U.S. Commercial Service Made in Alaska February 8, 2005

  2. The U.S. Commercial Service • Worldwide network • U.S. Export Assistance Centers throughout the U.S. • 155 offices in 82 countries • Comprehensive solutions to international trade challenges • Helping U.S. firms realize their export potential • Advocating on behalf of U.S. businesses abroad 95 percent of your potential customers live outside of the United States

  3. Our Services: Business Counseling • We identify your best potential markets; • We bring overseas opportunities to your attention; • We help you find and meet potential buyers and distributors; • We provide information on how to do business in target markets; and • We identify promotional events that will provide the best market opportunities.

  4. Our Services:Customized Services • Gold Key • International Market Research • Customized Market Analysis • Agent/distributor Service • International Company Profile • Commercial News USA • Trade shows, trade missions, catalog shows

  5. Global Internet Growth Internet usage World-wide “By 2006, the Asia-Pacific region will contain 1/3 of all Internet consumers.” “Latin America’s Internet users will nearly double - from 5% to 8% in 2006.” “Only 1/4 of the Internet population will reside in the U.S. in 2006.” Jupiter Research 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

  6. 2/3 of US companies have not yet prepared for a global online marketplace. However, 2.9 million small businesses will sell over the Internet in 2003. U.S. Share of a Global e-Market Will your business be ready?

  7. THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEB SITE • Do I need a Web site? • What are my goals for the site? • What am I trying to sell or promote? • What are the steps to getting a Web site up and running? • What content do I need to build the site? Web Wisdom for the Wise & Wily

  8. THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEB SITE • Do I need a Web site? • What are my goals for the site? • What am I trying to sell or promote? • What are the steps to getting a Web site up and running? • What content do I need to build the site? Web Wisdom for the Wise & Wily

  9. THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEB SITE • · • *Hire a professional or do it myself • * My responsibilities to create an effective site? • · • * What’s the cost for start-up and maintenance? • · • * How do I attract more traffic to my site? • · • * How will I know that my site is successful? Web Wisdom for the Wise & Wily

  10. THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEB SITE • · • *Hire a professional or do it myself • * My responsibilities to create an effective site? • · • * What’s the cost for start-up and maintenance? • · • * How do I attract more traffic to my site? • · • * How will I know that my site is successful? Web Wisdom for the Wise & Wily

  11. THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A WEB SITE • · • *Hire a professional or do it myself • * My responsibilities to create an effective site? • · • * What’s the cost for start-up and maintenance? • · • * How do I attract more traffic to my site? • · • * How will I know that my site is successful? Web Wisdom for the Wise & Wily

  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