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Don’t go into 2023 without considering these small business trends: 

With 2023 just around the corner, you need solutions that account for the latest industry insights. The SBA can help you find them.

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The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 created the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) to assist small businesses with entering and expanding into international markets.

Through awards to U.S. states and territories, STEP helps small businesses overcome obstacles to exporting by providing grants to cover costs associated with entering and expanding into international markets.  

STEP financial support helps U.S. small businesses:

  • Learn to export
  • Participate in foreign trade missions
  • Design international marketing products and campaigns
  • Support website globalization and e-commerce capabilities
  • Pay for subscriptions to services provided by federal agencies
  • Obtain trade credit insurance
  • Participate in export trade show exhibits and training workshops

For more information, see STEP | Made in Alabama: Alabama Department of Commerce

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Virtual and In-person Events Every Day!

Did you know that SBA district offices and their resource partners across the nation put on events continuously? 

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For a more localized experience, see the Alabama District Office webpage for our events and Alabama Resource Partners.  

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