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Enterprise Florida
and the Florida SBDC Network, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, are excited to announce a scholarship to assist qualified Florida "new-to-export" manufacturers and services providers to identify overseas growth strategies through the development of a customized Export Marketing Plan.

Why Export?

  • Over 95% of the world's customers are located beyond U.S. borders.
  • Exporters realize higher employment growth than non-exporters.
  • Most companies that export have an easier time riding out fluctuations in the U.S. economy and are more likely to stay in business.
  • Export wages are typically 13–18% higher than non-export wages.

Maria Yepes, Certified Business Consultant and International Trade Specialist for the SBDC at USF shares her expertise on exporting and how the STEP plan enables clients to crack into the lucrative but complex world of exporting.

 

The Process

Applications are now being accepted for the Export Marketing Plan Services. The program is targeted to companies that are new to export. Interested businesses are required to submit a fully completed online application. The applicant must be willing to supply the Florida SBDC with current financial information and business history. Upon receipt of the application and verification of eligibility, the Florida SBDC Certified Business Consultant will contact you to schedule a consultation appointment. You will meet with the Consultant who will conduct a confidential, in-depth business assessment. The Consultant will prepare and provide your company with a customized Export Marketing Plan.

Qualifications

  • Florida manufacturers and professional services providers only
  • Products must be produced in the state of Florida or services must be provided from a Florida location
  • Company's products must be at least 51% U.S. content
  • New-to-export or infrequent exporters preferred
  • Minimum of two years in business
  • Five or more full-time employees
  • $500,000 to $10 million in annual sales

Cost to Qualifying Company - $500

The cost for preparation of an Export Marketing Plan is $3,530. Qualifying companies are eligible for a $3,030 scholarship, making the cost to your company $500.

Overseas Opportunities

Upon acceptance of the Export Marketing Plan, companies may apply for a reimbursable Target Sector Trade Grant from Enterprise Florida to help cover some of the costs of exhibiting at an overseas trade show (up to $6,000). For more information, please visit www.eflorida.com/TSTG. Companies may also apply for a reimbursable Gold Key grant from Enterprise Florida to cover the cost of one single standalone one-on-one business matchmaker (such as a Gold Key) in a market recommended in the Export Marketing Plan. Please contact your local Enterprise Florida trade representative for further information.

For More Information, Call 1.866.737.7232

To Apply

Begin your application now by clicking on the "APPLY HERE" link below. In order to properly evaluate your eligibility, the form must be completely filled out for it to process.

APPLY HERE!


The Export Marketing Plan Services are provided in cooperation with Enterprise Florida, Inc., the Florida SBDC Network, the U.S. Commercial Service, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Manufacturing Association of Florida.

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