Corrected Copy | Webinar: Take your Business Global with help from the Nevada State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant | October 28, 10:00am - 11:00am PST

Nevada District Office - October 19, 2020

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Webinar: Take your Business Global with help from the Nevada State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant

Wednesday October 28, 2020 | 10:00am to 11:00am PST

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Join SBA's Martin Sealander, Export Finance Manager of the Office of International Trade and Nevada GOED’s Pawel Pietrasienski, Ph.D., Director of International Trade and Dijana Mitrovic, International Business Development Coordinator to learn eligibility, program uses and how apply for a STEP Grant.

Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Nevada is taking steps to reopen the economy which involves assisting small, export ready businesses fund activities that will prepare them for when trade normalizes. STEP helps small businesses overcome obstacles to exporting by providing grants to cover the costs associated with the international trade. In order to facilitate global market success, grant rules have been adapted during the challenging times to include virtual service offerings.

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) received $149,500 in September 2020. The STEP program is funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration and administered by GOED International Trade Division on behalf of the state to support Nevada companies in exporting their products and services internationally.

"The STEP Grant has allowed us to meet our international dealers face-to-face and better address their customers' specific wants and needs. We have been given opportunities we normally wouldn't have, which has led to an increase in our export sales of over 30%” (Steven L. Harrington, Owner/President, Retro Manufacturing).

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Nevada STEP Grant information:

https://goed.nv.gov/programs-incentives/international-trade/step-grant/#:~:text=Since%20the%20program%20started%20a,succeeding%20in%20the%20international%20marketplace.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/nv.