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The structure of EDN consists of three service providers. Loan and Political Risk Insurance Originators (Originators) serve as local service providers to micro, small-medium enterprises (MSMEs) to help develop the OPIC application package, refine marketing strategies, and draft or enhance business plans. Financial institutions serve as Designated Lenders to establish OPIC-backed lending facilities that are used to make loans to MSMEs or their affiliates for projects in OPIC-eligible countries. EDN Advisers are specialists in particular business sectors and geographic areas throughout the world and assist OPIC in credit underwriting and due diligence on OPIC-funded loans.
The proceedings from the 2006 New Orleans conference include; presentation summaries, powerpoint presentations, and conference participants.
The questions in this tool will help entrepreneurs evaluate their business's environment, including the industry, competition, and market.
This article discusses the sources of equity capital for entrepreneurs starting and growing new ventures.
Use this tool to evaluate growth opportunities based on your vision, business growth readiness, and market potential for opportunities you have already identified.
In addition to reporting the amount of assets, liabilities, and equity held by the company, the Balance Sheet can help entrepreneurs understand the company's means available to create future profits.
This tool will help entrepreneurs develop critical strategies to create exceptional customer experiences.
Lenders often will not provide medium- and long-term financing to buyers in emerging markets. The political and commercial environments in many foreign markets translate into high risk for many lenders. Moreover, credit from in-country lenders is often unavailable or prohibitively expensive to buyers. Thus, without financing, a U.S. exporter will not be able to make the sale. Ex-Im Bank's medium- and long-term financing support fills this void and enables U.S. exporters to compete with confidence worldwide.
This product allows you to increase your export sales on payment terms by protecting you against nonpayment when you extend credit to your international buyers. You may also obtain financing for your foreign receivables by assigning your insurance policy.
Discover how you can use the power of the U.S. government to increase your export sales
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