Immersive Export Program Connects Indiana Small Businesses to Global Markets
Friday, August 14, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Small Business Development Center recognized seven small businesses this week for completing the 2020 Export Indiana Accelerator, a statewide initiative assisting Indiana companies in creating ready-to-execute export plans to position their products or services in the international marketplace.

The Export Indiana Accelerator, managed by the Indiana SBDC in partnership with the Indiana University Center for International Business Education and Research, is a three-month program that offers Hoosier small businesses export guidance and market research resources to create an executable export business plan. The program, which is available to new and existing exporters, connects companies with Indiana SBDC export-certified advisers who offer services such as business management training, foreign market research, tax, tariff and regulatory compliance, and application assistance for the Indiana State Trade and Export Promotion program.

The Export Indiana Accelerator complements current export assistance available to small businesses through IN-STEP, which provides eligible companies reimbursements of costs associated with export-related activities. Applications will be available on a rolling basis until all funds are distributed or up to August 31, 2021.