International Trade Program – Nebraska Business Development Center

We work with small businesses who are keen on exploring global opportunities. We assist in identifying global markets and market entry strategies.


NBDC’s International Trade Program explores potential in the global market, identify pros and cons, and assess their economic feasibility.  In addition, small businesses are guided on next steps in the import or export process and advise on best use of time and resources. NBDC also works with other state agencies on partnerships and compliance.

Export Strategy

NBDC can help you define objectives, create schedules for implementation, and mark milestones to measure success. Before contacting a consultant, complete a brief readiness assessment to determine whether you are ready to pursue an international sales strategy.

 International Market Research

  • Screen and assess potential markets
  • Identify your target market
  • Analyze competition and barriers to success

Export Channels and International Pricing

  • Find the best methods to export your products
  • Determine the best international price for your products

Export Licenses and Regulation

  • Become aware of procedures and regulations that affect exporting
  • Take advantage of programs that can open new markets and provide financial benefits

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting


  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Networking Organizations

  • International Trade


  • International Trade Training
Primary Contact
Eswari Kalugasalam
University of Nebraska Omaha, 6708 Pine Street, Mammel Hall 200
Omaha, NE 68182