Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP)
The Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP) is a training and advising program to prepare Hawaii companies to begin or expand their export market development. The program includes one-on-one export business advising and export training seminars. HiSTEP-ERP is open to all types of businesses considering exporting. At the conclusion of the program, companies will have a go-to-market strategy and export plan.
The following is the current list of seminars scheduled for the 2023 HiSTEP Program:
2023 HiSTEP Kick-off Seminars
Hawaiʻi Island: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM
Registration: Zoom #1, Hawaiʻi Island
Maui: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 2:00 PM
Registration: Zoom #2, Maui
Oʻahu: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM
Registration: Zoom #3, Oahu
Kauaʻi: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 2:00 PM
Registration: Zoom #4, Kauaʻi
The HiSTEP program has three key components that you will learn about in the seminar:
- Export Readiness Program – training and consulting to help you begin or expand your export market development plans.
- Hawai‘i Pavilions – support at major trade shows such as the Tokyo International Gift Show
- Company Assistance – awards of up to $5,000 for new-to-export companies and up to $15,000 for market expansion companies.
This year four HiSTEP 2023 kick-off sessions will be held, each with a different island/county emphasis.
Please check back later for upcoming 2023 HiSTEP Sessions as we prepare for 2023.
Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration