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Exploring Global Opportunities for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Exploring Global Opportunities for 

Veteran-Owned Businesses

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) in collaboration with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) will host a free webinar.

Date: Tuesday, May 25th 

Time: 2:00PM (EST)

With 95% of global consumers located outside of the U.S., it makes smart business sense to proactively grow your business in international markets.  Please join the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) for a brief session about growing your international sales.

Webinar topics include:

  • Open account credit terms to win foreign contracts and gain more sales

  • Mitigate the risk of non-payment with Export Credit Insurance

  • Diversifying customer base internationally while minimizing commercial and political risks

  • Services offered by the VA OSDBU, including the Direct Access Program

Click on the link below to register for this event:


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