Exporting: Grants to Help Find Your Next Customer

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Exporting: Grants to Help Find Your Next Customer

Finding your next customer abroad can prove challenging to resource thin companies.  Many rely on sales agents, distributors, or exclusive representatives to help sell products overseas, but finding a qualified partner to import, store, market, and deliver the goods to your end customers can prove challenging as well as costly.  Many small U.S. companies don’t have the in-house resources to locate reputable overseas partners.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Office of International Trade can help. Through our State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) small businesses can access grant funds to expand their customer base, increase sales, and become more competitive.  In fact, allowable activities of export services for STEP have recently expanded to cover all services in a virtual format, all things cyber and online, or a combination.

Read more about grant money available to small businesses to cover the costs associated with entering and expanding into international markets through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP).

SBA has resources to help small businesses learn about exporting and access funds to support their export journey:

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