What is this service offering?

We help devise strategies and design programs that improve the performance of export assistance organizations through enhanced understanding of exporter needs and behavior.

Who might need this service?

Government agencies and non-profit organizations that provide export assistance to manufacturers or product companies.

How do we do this? What deliverables might we provide?
Strategic Advisory
Identification of Strategies and Practices of Successful Exporters
Exporter Segmentation Map / Targeting Strategy
Export Assistance Program Content and Tool Development
Assessment of Impact of Global Trends on U.S. Exporters
Strategic Facilitation
Strategic Research and Analysis
Why Stone & Associates?

No one has deeper experience studying the assistance needs and behavior of US manufacturing exporters, particularly small to mid-sized manufacturers, due to our numerous projects for the US Department of Commerce (NIST/MEP — National Institute of Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Commercial Service), including: research and analysis that identified exporter needs and strategies of successful exporters; and development and delivery of export growth educational material, workshops and planning tools to hundreds of exporters.

Furthermore, we helped develop and continue to deploy ExporTech — a highly lauded national export assistance program with measurable results. Our ExporTech content, workshops, and planning tools were developed based on real world business experience and systematic data collection on the practices of successful exporters.

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