Export Assistance Network (EAN)

Funded by the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the SBDC Export Assistance Network (EAN) provides international business assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises (under 500 employees) in Southwest Ohio promoting business growth. The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Export Assistance Center provides local companies free, confidential counseling.  As a non-profit organization, we offer export counseling services to businesses throughout Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties that are interested in developing international markets or existing exporters wanting to expand their global footprint.

If you are interested in increasing sales and expanding into new markets, you should consider exporting. There are more than 6.5 billion potential customers outside the U.S., which means greater opportunity for increased sales. Learn how exporting can help boost your bottom line by contacting us to schedule a no-cost, confidential consultation today!

Our export assistance business consultants offer an array of services and resources to help businesses prepare for the global market. With topics such as international business planning, market research, export documentation, local product requirements, and logistics, the Ohio Export Assistance Network at Miami University Regionals has the expertise to help you explore and pursue export opportunities.

The Export Assistance Network at Miami University Regionals can connect you to important resources. Contact our Director of the Export Assistance Network to get connected with these resources and more today!

State of Ohio Resources

  • IMAGE Grant:
    • This grant provides a 50 percent reimbursement up to $10,000 per fiscal year for qualifying export activities.
  • Export Internship Program
    • This program matches companies with highly motivated students who have taken export-focused coursework, while providing a 50 percent reimbursement for the intern wages.
  • International Market Support Program
    • International service providers help small and medium-sized enterprises with invaluable firsthand market research, assistance locating new international customers, and in-country support in over 125 countries.

If you are planning to start exporting, we an help you...

  • Export Readiness Assessment
  • Conduct Market Research
  • Export Business Plan
  • International Marketing Plans
  • Export Compliance Education
  • Export Financing Assistance
  • Export Controls Licenses
  • USMCA Certificate
  • Trade Data
  • "Doing Business In" Guides
  • HS Codes, Tariffs and Taxes

If you are currently exporting, we can help you with...

  • Expand to New Markets
  • Examine Complimentary Markets
  • Track Global Demand of Your Product
  • Target Industries
  • Talk with your Peer Group
  • Trade Barriers
  • Advocacy Center
  • IMAGE Grant
  • IMS Program
  • OEIP Program
This Network is designed to drive Ohio's global competitiveness and navigate new opportunities to create a workforce with the right skillsets, provide Ohio companies with easily accessible export resources, and build a network of companies who can share their best practices.