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VIP INTERNATIONAL can unlock a world of procurement opportunities. This program is designed exclusively for Veteran-owned small businesses who desire to pursue federal and commercial contracts abroad. VIP INTERNATIONAL training will guide you in how to win in the OCONUS space and provide insights into execution and maintaining long-term success.

  • Since its launch in March 2017, 274 companies have graduated VIP INTERNATIONAL.

  • VIP INTERNATIONAL graduates increased overseas revenue by 44%. (based on a two-year-out survey).

With more than 70% of the world's purchasing power lying beyond the continental United States, the VIP INTERNATIONAL Program was designed to help Veteran-owned small businesses take their business into the lucrative international market, where VIP Grads use what they learn to pursue both federal and commercial contracting opportunities.

In a newly formed partnership with the International Trade Administration (ITA), we are focused on improving the global competitiveness of Veteran entrepreneurs pursuing international trade and commerce.

19% of VIP INTERNATIONAL graduate companies report entering the international marketplace (based on a two-year-out survey).


How We Accelerate Success

Accelerate your federal and commercial contracting success with instruction tailored to the global marketplace.

  • Managing OCONUS contracts

  • Contracting negotiations

  • Emerging opportunities

  • Marketing on a global stage

Eligibility Requirements

Owner, principal or C-level executive of a for-profit Veteran-owned small business

The company has been in business for at least 3 years

The company has at least three full-time employees

The company has experience performing on federal government contracts

Sample Curriculum

Export Concerns

Legal Considerations for OCONUS Contracts

Hiring and Management

Risk Management


US International Licensing (EAR and ITAR)

Contract Negotiations

Proposal Development

Market Analysis


Attendance Requirements

Full Attendance is required to graduate from a session. If a participant misses more than 3 hours, their enrollment in the session will be terminated and they will be charged the cancellation fee.

Cancellation Policy

Upon acceptance into the VIP Program participants must provide a credit card to secure their spot. VIP participants will not be charged for services outlined above. The credit card will only be used if the VIP participant cancels their participation in the program after the date that is noted in their acceptance email. Cancellations must be received in writing. The cancellation charge is $1,000.

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