Vouchers available for small businesses building sales in foreign markets

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Vouchers available for small businesses building sales in foreign markets

The Washington State Department of Commerce is offering vouchers of up to $5,000 to help offset small businesses’ costs of building sales in foreign markets. Vouchers can be used to offset expenses such as trade show fees, registration and airfare, interpreter and translation fees, international certifications and more. Over 450 Washington small businesses have benefited from the program in the past.

Are you eligible? You must comply with all of the following criteria to receive an export voucher:

  • Be registered to do business in Washington state for at least one year
  • Have a federal identification number tied to a Washington address
  • Be in good standing with the state Department of Revenue
  • Meet the SBA’s criteria for a small business concern
  • Demonstrate export readiness
  • Operate profitably

For more information, contact:

Julie Monahan

STEP Export Voucher Program Business Development Manager

Phone: 206-256-6147

Julie.monahan@commerce.wa.gov

ExportWashington.com

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