New Jersey companies interested in global business activity can tap into a number of resources available through NJBAC’s export promotion unit. Global Advocates help small to mid-size businesses develop a viable export plan. Advocates offer guidance in identifying global business opportunities, helping locate buyers, and potential markets, test local demand, and connect businesses with partners for joint ventures and strategic alliances. The office can help navigate the complexities of exporting once a company has entered the global marketplace. It also administers the NJ State Trade Expansion Program (NJSTEP) grants that allow eligible companies to participate in internationally-focused trade shows and trade missions. The Office can pinpoint federal resources available for obtaining payment from vendors, providing government-to-government advocacy, and understanding foreign custom procedures. It also provides assistance with regulatory compliance policies and advocates on behalf of companies with customs. The Office collaborates with universities and various organizations, like the U.S. Export Assistance Centers, in an effort to develop small businesses into new exporters expand their markets through co-sponsored training and services. Contact Export Promotion Manager at 1-800-JERSEY7.