Did you know that 97% of all exporters are small businesses? Exporting both goods and services is a great way to help your business grow and increase stability. Learn from other Henrico businesses about their experiences exporting in the videos below.
Metro Richmond Export Initiative
The goal of the Metro Richmond Export Initiative (MREI) is to communicate the many benefits of exporting, to guide companies and organizations through the process of “going global,” and to connect them with the resources to make it happen. The services of this program are free and includes connections to low-cost opportunities ranging from learning the basics of exporting to traveling on international trade missions. This program can can be utilized by companies new to exporting and by those wanting to expand their international presence. Learn more HERE.
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) offers a variety of services for companies to grow their international sales including international market research, trade shows, and travel assistance. VALET is one of their programs.
Virginia Leaders In Export Trade (VALET) is a two-year international business acceleration program that encourages local businesses to create dynamic export models to expand their corporate reach into new international markets. This award-winning program offers a powerful combination of capital resources provided by the Commonwealth and professional services from expert private sector partners.
Program benefits include executive training, international sales plan development, educational events, and customized research. The VALET program generates an average increase in international sales of 54% for participating companies. Only 25 companies per year are accepted into the VALET program.
For more information on the VALET program, please click HERE.