Are you an established or new exporter that is looking to gain an international advantage? The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) association is looking to help by providing businesses with professional development opportunities through their Export Success Program. In association with Export Development Canada (EDC), CME will be holding learning sessions throughout the summer that focusses on growing into, and succeeding in foreign markets. These two half-day sessions will focus on the global business environment that you are competing in, looking at both local and global perspectives. By the conclusion of this program, you will have been able to conceptualize a planning framework that includes international trade strategy.
CME’s Export Success Program Learning Opportunities
Over the two-day course, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about several topics that expand on their understanding of international exports. Sessions will provide practical examples, case studies, and guidance from industry leaders who understand the process in detail. Those in attendance will learn about:
- Becoming Export Ready
- Building an Effective Export Strategy
- Financing Supply Chains and Mitigating Export Risks
- Global Exports and Management of Supply Chains
- Global Market Entry Strategies
- Researching Global Markets
- International Business Law for Canadian Exporters
- Global Trade Skills and Export Management
Utilize Canadian Government Grant Funding to Reduce Training Costs
If your business would benefit from attending these sessions, you may also qualify for Canadian government grant funding to help offset some of these training session costs, as well as other export activities including trade shows and related business expansion projects. The Canada-Ontario Job Grant for business is specifically designed to help businesses afford training that will benefit their employees and company as a whole. Recipients are able to save 66% of training costs up to $10,000 per trainee. For the Export Success Program, this small business funding alone will save over $300 per employee, making it a valuable and affordable learning series to attend.
Are there other training programs like this that your company would benefit from? Mentor Works will help you to learn how much you may be eligible to receive on the Canada-Ontario Job Grant and other small business funding opportunities. We frequently host free small business funding webinars, and feel free to contact us at any time and we’d be happy to evaluate your current small business funding options.