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OPIC to host upcoming small business workshop in Charlotte

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OPIC is headed to Charlotte, North Carolina next month to host its fourth Expanding Horizons small business workshop of the year. On September 12, American small businesses can attend the half-day seminar to learn about the opportunities of expanding into emerging markets overseas, and the OPIC finance and political risk insurance tools that are available to support them.

Since 2006, OPIC has hosted more than 40 Expanding Horizons workshops across the United States, educating well over 4,500 American small business owners and entrepreneurs about the ways OPIC and other government agencies can help them compete in the global marketplace.

OPIC works with American businesses to stimulate economic development both abroad and at home. Massachusetts-based QuantumID Technologies, for example, used two OPIC loans to introduce its innovative, cloud-based cargo tracking technology in India and the Philippines. With OPIC’s support, the company has become a growing business that offers an efficient, low-cost alternative to traditional methods of shipping cargo in developing countries. The company has also been able to hire more employees in its Massachusetts headquarters, creating job opportunities for American workers.

“For a small business to expand into emerging markets outside of the U.S. is very challenging. OPIC was very much aligned with our objectives,” said Milind Tavshikar, CEO and Founder of QuantumID Technologies.

Emerging markets can be a vital source of growth for American companies, and OPIC will continue its ongoing commitment to help American small businesses expand into high growth markets by hosting an additional Expanding Horizons workshop this year in Oakland, CA.


Register and learn more about OPIC’s Expanding Horizons workshop here.

See also:

Six reasons why your small business should explore emerging markets

Ten years of small business outreach




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