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Learn about the New and Improved STEP GRANT for eCommerce & Digital Marketing

In response to the demand for digital trade services, the State Trade Export Program (STEP) can NOW help fund your path to online sales in international markets. This grant provides the seed money to help you optimize your international check-out, build your cross-border digital marketing campaign and more.

While a few thousand dollars may not transform your growth trajectory, if used wisely, it can enable you to say “Yes!” to overseas consumers and open the door to new markets. And to help your funds take you farther, we’ve put out a call to our industry network for special STEP Grant priced deals to help your funds take you farther.

Please complete the below questionnaire to see if you fulfill the basic requirements for receiving STEP funds. This is not a guarantee of acceptance, and if your answer is “no” to any of these questions, you might as well skip the grant application and go straight to the offers below knowing you will have to pay your own way.

If you answer “yes” to all of below questions, we invite you to schedule a complimentary call with our free government-funded grant expert to walk you through the application process.

Simona Racek

Simona Racek, B.A., has 7 years of experience in international business. She grew up in Romania and began her work in international trade as a paralegal for a large law firm in downtown Los Angeles. Simona is the Founder/CEO of an export management company. Her expertise touches on: global export market planning and budgeting; applications for different state, federal, and regional grants to support export activities; and regulatory compliance within the global health and dietary supplement industry.

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