California International Trade

California is the fifth largest economy in the world1, with California’s exporters generating 42.1% of California’s $165.6 billion in total exports2; 95.4% of which are small firms. With 95% of the world’s consumers living outside of the United States3 California’s small businesses are well positioned to access or expand into new markets, generate new jobs, and build California’s economy.

Export Assistance

California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

The STEP program supports small businesses increase their exports by providing grants for international trade shows, trade missions, and other export promotion activities.

Learn more – STEP Program (


California Export Training Network

GO-Biz is collaborating with partners throughout the state to provide coordinated training programs to help grow California exports.

Learn more – Export Training Network


Export Assistance Tools

GO-Biz works with partners at the federal, regional, and local level to help businesses thrive.

Learn more – Export Assistance Tools

For more information on export assistance and international trade, please visit International Trade & Investment (

Global E-Commerce

Get Digital CA!

Get Digital CA! is an e-commerce initiative to promote accelerators and intensive trainings to build the skills necessary to compete in an online marketplace and drive Californians to support small businesses through online festivals.

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Small Business Technical Assistance Network

California funds a network of small business technical assistance centers in over 30 languages that provide no-cost one-on-one-consulting and low-cost training services and programs to small businesses and entrepreneurs. They have expert advisors on hand that can assist with all stages of your business including startup business plans, access to financing, growth, resiliency plans, e-commerce, marketing, and more. We encourage you to reach out and make an appointment as soon as possible.

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