Support for Small Businesses
A large portion of the projects that OPIC supports each year are with American small businesses. OPIC works hard to educate small businesses about the benefits of expanding into developing markets, and offers a number of products and services to address the specific needs of small and medium enterprises.
OPIC hosts a series of Expanding Horizons workshops around the country each year where small businesses can learn more about the OPIC finance and insurance tools that can support their overseas expansion.
OPIC’s Small Business Center (SBC) offers qualified small businesses, with annual revenues less than $35 million, the opportunity to utilize OPIC’s streamlined approval process.
For financing, the small business must submit a completed finance application, including all required attachments to the application, such as a formal business plan, financial projections, financial statements, and sponsor disclosure forms. See the apply section.
OPIC's political risk insurance products are available to small businesses at a reduced cost and through a streamlined approval process. Insurance is available for investments in new ventures, expansions of existing enterprises, privatizations and acquisitions with positive developmental benefits.
OPIC recommends that investors contact an OPIC representative to discuss their project proposal prior to submitting an application package. For more information, please contact the Information Officer at 202-336-8799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.