Free Webinar: How to Find the Perfect Export Market for Your Business

Free Webinar: How to Find the Perfect Export Market for Your Business

It’s no secret. Expanding your business into new international markets can help access additional suppliers, customers, and increase profits. Growing into strategically selected markets will make for a more competitive business, however selecting the wrong market could result in wasting precious company resources. A variety of tools and resources are available to help companies select…

‘Essentials’ Training Helps Exporters Win in a Competitive Marketplace

‘Essentials’ Training Helps Exporters Win in a Competitive Marketplace

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the following article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily represent or reflect Mentor Works Ltd. If you don’t know the rules of the game, how can you expect to compete fairly and win? Let’s not kid ourselves, exporting is a very competitive game, played…

These 3 Factors Will Define the Canadian Manufacturing Sector in 2016

These 3 Factors Will Define the Canadian Manufacturing Sector in 2016

The Canadian manufacturing industry remains cautiously optimistic moving forward in 2016. While some sectors within the manufacturing industry are seeing rapid growth, others are stagnant or contracting due to a variety of economic and labour issues. This type of uncertainty isn’t new to manufacturing executives, but being able to plan ahead and execute growth strategies…

After the Vote: What Happens after Voting to Brexit

After the Vote: What Happens after Voting to Brexit

Great Britain has officially begun the process of exiting the European Union after a highly contentious, and incredibly narrow vote to leave. There were immediate impacts in international markets – a global sell off of the Pound saw the currency hit its lowest point since 1985. Global markets (including the TSX) dropped substantially, and virtually…

SWODF Government Funding Success: North Star Windows and Doors

SWODF Government Funding Success: North Star Windows and Doors

North Star Windows and Doors is a highly competitive manufacturer of energy-efficient commercial and residential building products. Since 1985, the St. Thomas, Ontario business has provided quality workmanship and attentive service to customers spanning across the world. The company was recently announced as recipients of up to $1.2 million through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund…

Receive Funding to Participate in International Tech Trade Missions

Receive Funding to Participate in International Tech Trade Missions

Canadian businesses must look for ways to increase exports and drive revenue from international customers. Especially in the technology industry, companies should always be looking for new ways to grow their business both domestically and on a global scale. With a high demand for Canadian products and economic conditions that support increased exports, businesses should…

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ Export Training Webinars in June

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ Export Training Webinars in June

Canadian exporters received good news earlier this month when Statistics Canada announced that national exports rose by 1.5% in April. This momentum was largely attributed to rising prices (1.1%) and an increase in export volumes (0.5%). What’s better still is that the Canadian dollar continues to rebound and is, at the time of this article’s…

CDMN Soft Landing Program: Export Market Expansion Grants

CDMN Soft Landing Program: Export Market Expansion Grants

As a technology startup or small business, it can often be difficult to consider your growth potential outside of your current Canadian market. Tech companies have reason to look outside of Canada though. In the artificial intelligence field alone, global investments have risen by over seven times from their 2010 levels. This market is now…

Export Expansion Strategies: Funding and Market Development Services

Export Expansion Strategies: Funding and Market Development Services

Canadian businesses should evaluate the benefit of entering international markets to grow, as export expansion has been a key pillar to many businesses growth. Beginning to export, however, poses a number of challenges for small businesses within Canada. Often times, business leaders are successful within their industry however lack the expertise or connections needed to…

Funding Calculator: Determine Your Funding Potential

Funding Calculator: Determine Your Funding Potential

Small business owners and executives must ensure they have reliable project management in place before investing in new initiatives. Being prepared with a strategic plan, as well as the managerial resources to execute the project, is integral to the success of any business activity. Especially in an increasingly globalized market, businesses must invest, innovate, and…