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KS Small Businesses Can Apply NOW for STEP Export Grants

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If you’re a Kansas-based small business that wants to sell more internationally, here’s some great news.

The state’s Commerce Department is offering export training, grants to help smaller companies participate in foreign trade shows, and funding for website upgrades and other specialized marketing.

The initiative is being funded through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program. Kansas was recently awarded more than $296,000 to help small businesses either get started in exporting or, if they already have some experience, up their game.

Interested? You can find application forms and additional details at this website. More than 30 Kansas companies have gotten STEP-related help since 2012, and it’s allowed them to win $9.2 million in international sales.

“Small businesses in our state have tremendous potential for growth through exporting,” said Kansas Commerce Interim Secretary Michael Copeland.

“The programs offered by the STEP Grant will help these businesses gain experience and access the resources they need to become successful exporters. I encourage Kansas small businesses to visit Commerce’s website or to contact us to learn more about their export potential and these opportunities.”

For more information, contact Chang Lu, an international trade representative at the Kansas Department of Commerce, at or (913) 307-7378.