The US Small Business Administration announces its State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) pilot grant initiative, a multi-year, $90 million program to assist qualifying small business expand through exports.
Here’s a chance for US businesses who see potential growth overseas, but may lack short-term operating funds to reach the next level of their company’s growth strategy.
Companies can work through their local offices for SBA, Department of Commerce, or other administrative contacts. (In California, the grant is administered via the statewide network of Centers for International Trade, hosted by area community colleges)
Check the program out at at SBA’s website here.