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Six reasons why your small business should explore emerging markets

American innovation in the global economy: Envirofit International is a Fort Collins, Colorado startup that develops efficient cookstoves for people living in remote parts of the world. It is one of many American small businesses that have used... Read more...

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A look at OPIC’s extensive work with American small business

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting American small businesses in the global economy OPIC will continue its popular Expanding Horizons small business workshop series in 2017, with workshops and seminars planned for Portland, Oregon; New... Read more...

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Exploring investment opportunities in Ukraine

    OPIC President and Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth L. Littlefield met Andy Hunder, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine on October 6 to discuss OPIC’s existing investment portfolio in Ukraine, its... Read more...

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Featured Photo: OPIC hosts hundreds of small businesses at its Expanding Horizons workshop in Houston

Nearly 250 small-businesses and entrepreneurs, representing eighteen states and seven countries – from Mexico to Nigeria and Burma — attended the Expanding Horizons workshop in Houston to learn about the ways OPIC and other government... Read more...

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How OPIC supports American small businesses from coast to coast

From Southern California to the rainforest: OPIC financing helped one small business grow and generate income for thousands of Brazilian farmers   When OPIC kicks off its 2016 Expanding Horizons workshop... Read more...

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Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Expanding Horizons

This year marks the tenth anniversary of OPIC’s working with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at our Expanding Horizons workshops. Expanding Horizons gives these small businesses valuable information about the finance and... Read more...

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10 years of small business outreach: A conversation with Dr. Lawrence Spinelli

One of OPIC’s longest running programs is theExpanding Horizons Workshop series to educate American small businesses about the ways OPIC and other U.S. Government Agencies can help them invest in emerging markets. The majority of... Read more...

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OPIC provides advice to diaspora investors at outreach workshop

OPIC hosted its last Expanding Horizons workshop last month in Boston in partnership with The Aspen Institute’s Diaspora Investment Alliance, which works to help channel investment from diaspora communities in the U.S. into their countries of... Read more...

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Partner spotlight: How OPIC outreach workshops connect small businesses with the global market

In 2010 Milind Tavshikar (pictured) was a recent graduate of MIT’s Sloan School of Business with a winning business plan built around a technology he’d developed to lower the cost and improve the efficiency of shipping cargo. SmartKargo is a... Read more...

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Strong turnout from diaspora investors at OPIC’s Expanding Horizons workshop in Boston

OPIC hosts one-on-one meetings with investors at the Boston Expanding Horizons workshop.   OPIC has long recognized diaspora investors as valuable partners in global development and the latest Expanding Horizons... Read more...

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