STEP provides assistance to help you travel abroad to sell YOUR products. Join us!
Empire State Development is continuing to participate in this successful program with funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program and matching funds from New York State. STEP can help New York-based companies generate new export revenues and create/retain new jobs for New York State by assisting them with participation in selected trade shows and trade missions.
Participating businesses are vetted for export readiness and market suitability. For the current fiscal year, we are specifically targeting small businesses (as defined by SBA) as well as rural business and minority- and women-owned businesses for two trade missions. Eligible participating companies will receives partial offset of their expenses to travel overseas.
Tentative Schedule of Upcoming Trade Missions*
Date Location(s) Event
February 2014 Brazil NYS Trade Mission
February 2014 South Africa Clean Tech Mission
*please refer back to this page for changes, additions to the schedule
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Participating companies will receive guidance on issues such as protection of intellectual property, trade finance, regulatory obstacles and other barriers to market entry.
- Customized market assessments, research, translation of marketing materials and other promotional support;
- Pre-event matchmaking to help participants identify
potential partners in advance of trade shows/trade missions
in order to maximize chances for success at the events; and
As a result of participation in this program, businesses will be better positioned to increase their sales internationally by identifying the best opportunities for marketing their products and services abroad.
If your company fits into one of these industry categories and you are interested in participating in the STEP Program, submit an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org