CT STEP Guidelines and Application

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Please join the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and U.S. Department of Commerce to learn about the Connecticut State Trade Expansion Program (STEP).

STEP is funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The program goal of STEP FY 2020 is to increase the number of eligible small businesses (ESBCs) that export, increase the value of exports by ESBCs, and increase the number of ESBCs exploring significant new trade opportunities.

STEP is designed to help small businesses get started exporting by providing funds to be used in a variety of activities, including:

  • Translation/Interpreter fees
  • US Department of Commerce commercial services fees
  • International materials/Collateral translation
  • Website translation and optimization
  • Export training registration fees
  • B2B matchmaking registration fees
  • Compliance testing
  • In-person and virtual Trade mission/Trade show cost (including registration/booth fee, furniture, graphics, signage, shipping)

This webinar will cover:

  • Overview STEP program guidelines
  • Creating a new account on the STEP Application Portal
  • Eligibility, application and required documents
  • Reimbursement request procedure

Please register here

The Connecticut SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and the University of Connecticut. All programs of the Connecticut SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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