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Export Assistance Loans and Grants Programs

By JamieD
Published: January 13, 2010 Updated: February 10, 2011

Is your company looking to expand to new markets? Have you considered selling internationally? If so, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance. Federal and state governments created export assistance financing programs available to small business to help facilitate their expansion into the global marketplace.

Export assistance financing programs are intended to help businesses expand and compete globally. Program details and qualifications vary, but typically provide multiple resources for businesses, including:

  • Direct loans and loan guarantees
  • Foreign market entry support
  • Insurance against financial risks of selling to foreign buyers
  • Financial assistance for businesses participating in international trade shows
  • Consulting assistance for specific international marketing initiatives

To raise awareness of these programs, an Export Assistance section was added to Business.gov's Loans and Grants Search Tool. Now, small businesses can find financing programs to help them expand and compete in international markets just by entering some basic information.

If you own a business, or are considering starting a business and intend to export, use Business.gov's Loans and Grants tool to find local finance assistance programs.

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I hope this is an opportunity for business entrepreneur.
Im glad that more people are finally getting the word out about these programs, since the financial markets took a nose dive last year its not as easy as it used to be to get money to start a new or expand an existing business. Its reasons like this that we have a government in the first place, to provide assistance when the private sector is unable or in this case unwilling to invest aggressively. I think that grants and loans for exporters that are being offered by the Eximbank are going to be one of the big ways that we are able to kick start out economy. Thank God for the government! -- This post was edited to remove a commercial link. Read our discussion policies for more Community best practices.
As I know on January 1st of 2010, a multitude of new laws changed everything from tanning to puppy mills.As new rules in Washington state, borrowers will be limited to eight payday loans in any twelve-month period. Borrowers will also be barred from taking out multiple loans from different vendors.Payday lending in Virginia is taking a more public-sector approach, offering state employees personal installment loans that are paid back through direct debit out of their paychecks.I wander does it concern to business loans. ---This post has been unlinked. Read about Community Best Practices here. Message Edited by ChristineL on 01-27-2010 09:13 AM

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