How many of you have generated revenue for your business with customers located across borders today? Yesterday? One week ago? One month ago?

What are you waiting for? Here's what I want you to do.
Go to The Global Small Business Blog ( Click on "Connect With the World" (right sidebar) under the Grow Global section. Find an Export Assistance Center near you. Let's pick Birmingham, Alabama as a test. Now on the top left hand sidebar, click on "Office Information & Staff." Here's what you find: that George and Nelda have handy email addresses to help us out.
Send them email -- I just did -- asking for export assistance. I will let you know what they say. In the meantime, will you be generating revenue beyond borders tomorrow? One week from now? One month from now?

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Laurel Delaney ( is the founder of and the creator of "Borderbuster," an e-newsletter, and The Global Small Business Blog. She can be reached at