At VIB we like to share our knowledge with our clients and community. We are a small business and like us, there are many others. Below you will find many of the resources that we utilized to grow our business. We hope that this page helps you and your business gain more knowledge and succeed. Let us know if you have any questions about any of the resources and we will be happy to help.
Resources In the U.S.
The U.S. Commercial Services can provide support to US businesses that are interested in exporting their products and services. They have several services available at an affordable price for you to learn about the market you want to go into. The organization is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
The EXIM Bank is the organization that makes sure to fill the gap between private-sector lenders and American businesses. It provides small businesses with the necessary financial tools to compete in the global market. Additionally, it provides export credit insurance to mitigate the risk of non-payment. If you want to learn more about exporting, you can read their Basic Guide To Exporting.
The Global Chamber has a presence in 525 metro areas. They are constantly trying to help you grow your business by connecting you to the right people. Several Business meetups are being held weekly via zoom where you can meet and share about your business with others around the world.
The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association represents over 1,000 members in the international trade industry. They have a directory available so you can contact a broker and start the process of exporting. They have different types of memberships that you and your company can benefit from.
Charles Newman Co. serves as a broker and advocates for more than 200 businesses across the U.S. Charles Newman Co. acts as an employee benefits broker for Group Health, Ancillary, and Voluntary insurance plans and also serves as a broker for Professional Employer Organizations (PEO’s) including ADP-TotalSource, Paychex, Insperity, Tri-Net, Justworks, Co-Advantage, and others.
Charles Newman Co. is particularly attuned to the needs of non-U.S. companies with U.S. offices and serves their U.S. workforce. This 50-second video explains more.