VetsGoGlobal is a Veteran-led initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service whose focus is to educate and inform U.S. Veteran-owned, service-disabled Veteran-owned, military spouse-owned, Veteran-led businesses about the export process and international business opportunities.

VetsGoGlobal and its federal partners are hosting a free Veterans Export Education Program for all levels of businesses beginning Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Registration is free.

Want to expand your business opportunities to global markets?

The three-component program is co-led by both private and public sector experts who will address: 1) export readiness, 2) five pillars of exporting, 3) market entry strategies and other resources.

The Veterans Export Education Program will provide valuable information to assist on the process of exporting and help bring you closer to earning your first export sale or help you enter new international markets.

Connecting Veterans to Global Markets

Every year, the U.S. Commercial Service (the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration) helps thousands of U.S. companies export goods and services worth billions of dollars. As part of our outreach, the VetsGoGlobal initiative can work with Veteran-owned businesses to identify and take advantage of export opportunities. Our global network is located throughout the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in more than 70 countries.

Why Export?

Over 90% of all consumers live outside the U.S. borders; foreign consumers hold 75% of global purchasing power.

Should I Export?

Veteran-owned businesses thrive at international business due to their effective decision-making, perseverance, sound ethics and compliance, and global understanding.

How do I Start?

Developing an international business strategy can be labor-intensive for any company. Whether you are looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional markets, we can help you jump-start your efforts through our trade counseling, business matchmaking, market intelligence and commercial diplomacy.

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Air Force Veteran Brian N. Beams is the VetsGoGlobal founder and director for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

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Published on May. 3, 2021

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