Free Business Services

The California International Trade Center Provides a Variety of Free Tools and Services to Assist Your Small to Mid-sized Business in Growing Sales Overseas.

Global eCommerce Accelerator

Use our free tool to create your complete cross-border ecommerce action plan.

Create a Personalized Action Plan

Discover simple, incremental ways you can adopt ecommerce or optimize your online store for international shoppers.
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eCommerce Focused Educational segments

Place your finger on the pulse of online markets around the world.

Recorded Webinars

Our webinars provide ecommerce sellers with timely in-country insights related to online consumer sentiment to help plan ahead and build the next phase of their online growth strategy.
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Free Website Audit

Find out how optimized your site is using our free tool.

Measure Your Website's Performance

Our Website Audit tool will help you identify where your website could be doing more to support your online marketing strategy.
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Free Export Tax Calculator

Determine the values of the Duties & Taxes that you or your customers will have to pay on typical orders.

Duties & Taxes Calculator

Duties and taxes can have a big impact on your online sales.
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Find a Distributor Overseas

Finding the right international distributor can equate to success and sales.

Grow Sales Overseas

Our International Trade Business Advisor is ready to help you find the right overseas distributor.
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Hire an Intern

The Global Trade Virtual Internship Program (VIP) is a virtual digital media and global marketing internship program.

The Global Trade Virtual Internship Program

Students will present ongoing project updates to their host company and create a final data-driven presentation.
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Amazon Sales Estimator

Check average monthly sales numbers for specific Amazon categories.

Estimator Tool

Jungle Scout's free Estimator Tool is a great way to check average monthly sales numbers for specific Amazon categories, aid product launches and a simple way to analyze competition.
Sales Estimator

Discover State and Federal Grants

Find grant programs that will help you pay for multiple aspects of your global strategy .

Find Export Grants

Did you know that US exporters can take advantage of many different state, federal, and regional grants to support their export activities?
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Client

I want to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful opportunities that your Council has provided for our company. Your programs have already provided us with services, experts and ideas that will enable us to reach much higher levels. I especially want to compliment Simona Racek for her excellent organizational skills, professionalism and most importantly, results. Our executive team has become energized with the great information you’ve provided. I want to thank you and the rest of your staff for maintaining such a wonderful program. I truthfully have never experienced a government-sponsored program as excellent as this one.

- Dr. David M Lewis, DMD, Sr. Vice President of Business Development

Our engagement with CITC and the SBDC network provided resources including STEP grant funds which enabled us to grow distribution in Italy and our consulting with Josh Halpern guided us on global ecommerce expansion that led to exponential growth. Our company was able to implement a globalized website utilizing resources and guidance from CITC and its network including SBDC, which allowed us to increase our customer base. Our sales to overseas customers both through in-country distributor websites and our DTC site increased 12.394% due to the strategic guidance and outreach that was facilitated by CITC and SBDC.

- Adam Xavier, CEO at Hilton Lifestyle