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Getting Started
May 30, 2018

The following steps will help you get started:

  1. Are You Starting a Business?  If so, contact your local Small Business Development Center (SBDCs). Starting a business can be a challenge, but there is help for you in your area. SBDCs are public/private partnerships aimed at giving educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
  2. Research the Market: Visit the U.S. Commercial Service (FCS) Export Portal to get an overview of Swaziland economic conditions and opportunities. FCS’ Market Research Library contains more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports, authored by local specialists working in overseas posts.
  3. Connect with Local Export Specialists: Contact your local U.S. Export Assistance Center for advice and support on exporting to South Africa.
  4. Leverage Existing U.S. Government Resources
    • The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.
    • The United States Export-Import Bank enables U.S. companies — large and small — to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.
  5. Utilize Local Swaziland Resources: Contact in-country business support organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce for Further Assistance.
  6. Find a Match: Take advantage of business matchmaking services such as the Corporate Council on Africa’s Business Linkages Program and FCS’ Business Matchmaking Service.