Consider the impact that the size and nature of your business can have on international business. Then gauge commitment and resources available within your company to begin expanding (-porting). There are some tricky questions to answer: Have you done market research on target markets? Are you aware of current opportunities of marketing your demand on the export market (s)? Are you sure there is an export market for your products or services? What is your knowledge of your potential export market competition? Has there been a sufficient production / staff to meet growing demand? To what extent are your products / services to be adapted to the export market? Do you know the existing constraints (licenses..) for your products / services? Does your product / service have any competitive advantage in the target market? Any idea how competitive you export will be? What Incoterms will you offer? Have you selected a payment method for your export offers? How do you deliver products locally? Did you calculate the cost of transportation (by type)? Which distribution channels do you think of? Do you already know which mix of promotional methods you can / will use? Do you have appropriate export documentation for the target market (s)? To what extent have you decided to maintain your personal contact with the customers and how? Do you have your own website in English? Do you receive export questions or export orders via your website? Do you accept payments via your website? Does your team subscribe to the expansion? Are target market languages understood, spoken and written?