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 to apply for STEP funds. This is not a guarantee of acceptance or award of funds, and if your answer is “no” to any of these questions, you should bypass the grant application and request a consultation to find out details on what you may need to do in order to qualify for future STEP funds.
If you answer “yes” to all of the below questions, we invite you to schedule a complimentary call with our free government-funded grant expert to walk you through the application process.
For a full list of eligibility requirements, please click here.
*By submitting this questionnaire, you are not applying for the STEP ICEP program, you are only requesting and making an appointment with one of our CITC advisors to support you with the application process.
CONSULTANT – INTERNATIONAL EXPANSIONSimona Racek is the Founder/CEO of an export management company and has 8 years of experience in international business. Her areas of expertise include 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.
Read what these California business owners are saying about their experience with our team.
Our engagement with CITC provided resources including STEP grant funds which enabled us to grow distribution in Italy. Our company was able to implement a globalized website utilizing resources and guidancefrom the CITC which allowed us to increase our customer base. Our sales to overseas customers increased 12.39% due to the strategic guidance and outreach that was facilitated by CITC.
In two years’ time, our company has grown to be registered in 19 countries, with submitted registrations in an additional 43 countries. Our team and strategic alliances are now truly global in reach, and we believe for the first time, our company will be profitable by the end of this year. I can sincerely attribute a great deal of this success to the support we receive from organizations like yours.
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