ANSWER: It is funny, but the complaint that we hear most often from successful exporters is along the same lines. They all say that when they started out they wish they had known about all the resources that are so inexpensive and easy to access, which make exporting simpler and easier.
If you have a product, or service, or even just some special expertise that you could sell and deliver 500 miles from here, then, chances are, you can export. Toronto, Canada is fewer than 500 miles from here, & selling to Canada IS exporting. For help starting out to export you can go down the do-it-yourself path, or the more helpful I-like-expert-help path.