STEP up your export growth: Grow your sales outside the US in the easiest way possible with the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grants.

    When:
    September 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    2022-09-29T10:00:00-07:00
    2022-09-29T11:00:00-07:00
    Where:
    Virtual
    Contact:
    Northern California World Trade Center
    (916) 447-9827

    This unique workshop will have you on your way to applying for a STEP Grant Voucher with GO-Biz, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

    1. Mariana Guevara is excited to share GO-Biz’s strategy for how the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) can help California exporters succeed globally. Mariana will talk about upcoming trade events, changes to the Export Voucher (previously known as ICEP), the new application process, and more

    Mariana Guevara works as the International Trade Program Specialist for the California’s Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) providing STEP support to California small businesses.

    2. Simona Racek will discuss the importance of developing an export marketing strategy, an export activity plan, and an implementation strategy in order to prepare the responses required for the STEP Export Voucher program application and to successfully enter a foreign market.

    Simona Racek is the Director of Exports at Getting to Global and an LA SBDC advisor, as well as one of the most successful supporters of STEP grant applicants in the nation.

    Host: Kevin Mather
    President, World Trade Center Northern California