Export Trade Shows for Canadian Businesses in 2020

Export Trade Shows for Canadian Businesses in 2020

Does your business plan to exhibit at international trade shows this year? Trade shows provide an opportunity to grow your business in new markets and drive higher global revenues. They diversify your client base and can serve as a launching point for sustained international success. Yet, for many businesses, researching international trade shows can be…

CanExport Funding Increases to 75%/$75,000 and Supports AgriBusiness

CanExport Funding Increases to 75%/$75,000 and Supports AgriBusiness

On August 22, 2019, the CanExport funding program undertook two significant updates that impacted how the program operated and the value it provided to Canadian exporters. The first and most notable update was to the program’s contribution amount, while the second focused on company eligibility. Previously, agriculture and agri-food companies were unable to apply; these…

CanExport Funding: $45k for Clearcable to Expand Business Internationally

CanExport Funding: $45k for Clearcable to Expand Business Internationally

Clearcable Networks, based in Hamilton, Ontario, is a specialized telecommunications technical consulting firm. They focus on the needs of service providers by maintaining existing infrastructure, developing new business revenue streams, and driving new advancements in the global telecommunications sector. Clearcable has already expanded their business into the United States, and has recently received government funding…

CanExport Grants: Expanded Eligibility Criteria for Businesses

CanExport Grants: Expanded Eligibility Criteria for Businesses

NOTICE: As of August 22 2019, the CanExport program now offers up to 75% of project expenses to a maximum of $75,000 per application and is open to agricultural producers and processors. Please refer to the CanExport program page for the most recent updates. It’s been quite an eventful year for the popular CanExport funding program. Earlier in…

Canadian Fall Economic Update: Impact on Business Incentives

Canadian Fall Economic Update: Impact on Business Incentives

Canada’s recently-released Fall Economic Update offers many provisions that directly support business competitiveness and make it easier to invest. Most beneficial to manufacturers is the announcement that the full cost of machinery and equipment can be written off immediately. Businesses outside of the manufacturing industry will also benefit from a similar incentive that supports writing…

How to Mitigate the Risk of Export Expansion Projects

How to Mitigate the Risk of Export Expansion Projects

For many businesses, entering a new market is a risky, time consuming, costly, and stressful endeavor. While businesses that already export can benefit from previous experience, existing processes, and internal know-how when entering a new market, there are still many risks in export expansion. Risk is amplified for businesses entering their first export market. While…

How to Embrace USMCA with Canadian Government Funding

How to Embrace USMCA with Canadian Government Funding

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) offers many opportunities as well as some challenges for Canadian businesses. If ratified, the new agreement-in-principle will take effect on January 1, 2020 and significantly impact supply chain management, predominantly in the dairy, poultry, and automotive sectors. While there are many businesses across Canada that are concerned about these changes,…

CanExport Funding: 2018 Program Enhancements

CanExport Funding: 2018 Program Enhancements

NOTICE: As of August 22 2019, the CanExport program now offers up to 75% of project expenses to a maximum of $75,000 per application and is open to agricultural producers and processors. Please refer to the CanExport program page for the most recent updates. CanExport is a Canadian government funding program that supports export development…

CanExport: Export Marketing Grants for Canadian Businesses

CanExport: Export Marketing Grants for Canadian Businesses

Many Canadian firms have unrealized export potential. Canada’s sterling international reputation and strong business landscape should lend well to Canadian export success, yet many businesses do not leverage this opportunity. Whether it’s because of the upfront investment or effort required, Canadian businesses tend to shy away from international markets. Fortunately, Canadian government funding programs can…

Ontario Greenhouse Cucumbers Thrive in New Export Markets

Ontario Greenhouse Cucumbers Thrive in New Export Markets

Between 2014-2015, Canadian greenhouse growers participated in a series of trade missions in Asia that helped boost consumer demand for Ontario-grown produce. Thanks to successful export marketing efforts in Hong Kong and China, Ontario greenhouse cucumbers are now generating new international revenues for agri-food businesses. This exporting opportunity was identified by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable…