Success Stories

  • STEP Client reports $500,000 in exports through Expo Seguridad, Mexico City, April 2018. “Through expo, I have signed 2 contracts and increased awareness and visibility of our brand”
  • California STEP Client Reports $168,000 in exports since participating in the Tokyo Gift Fair: “We have participated in a few services and it’s been a fantastic experience. We would definitely take advantage of the CALIFORNIA PAVILION – TOKYO INTERNATIONAL GIFT SHOW again, if you offer the opportunity.  We have hired 4 new employees on our manufacturing team since September 2017 and have also increased our business with other subcontracted local manufacturers due to our increase in international sales. Our sales in Japan have grown by over 500% since the tradeshow in Japan. Our business relationship in Korea has also gotten stronger and sales have picked up. Our positive experience at the tradeshow has sparked our involvement with the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Commercial Service in San Diego. We are now in the process of building new business relationships in both Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Consumer Products Company utilized California STEP funding to expand business in Korea, “The California STEP program was very helpful in expanding our business in export markets.”
  • Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair generates $28,000 in Sales for Winery “California STEP was instrumental in giving California a presence at the Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Shows. Without there support we could not have a presence at this huge show.”
  • Singapore Air Show – STEP Client sold $156,000 in airport ground support equipment.
  • Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair helps STEP client enter China – “Our wine and beverage export business to China is booming. We launched our China marketing effort through participation in a California STEP sponsored event in Hong Kong, and it all began from there. The assistance was instrumental in building key relationships. We are now shipping hundreds of thousands of cases each month to Asia!”
  • SEMA China Auto Show – California STEP program recipients reported: $428,453
  • Avalon Australia Air Show – California STEP Client reported,
    “The Australian and New Zealand market represents $200,000 in news business for a small FAA certified repair station from Van Nuys, California.  Attending the Avalon Airshow was critical to our marketing plan and helped maintain and grow our business in the region.”