Learn How to Export from Ontario to Global Markets

Learn How to Export from Ontario to Global Markets

Developing new international markets is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding strategies early-stage businesses use to scale up. Fortunately for Ontario-based businesses, there are multiple support services available to learn more about what’s required to export, and how to build successful exporting relationships. The Government of Ontario provides frequent export training sessions across Ontario…

Is Your Next Trade Show Eligible for Export Market Access Grants?

Is Your Next Trade Show Eligible for Export Market Access Grants?

Please Note: Export Market Access is now closed and not accepting further applications. For trade show grants and other forms of export support, learn more about the CanExport program. Export Market Access (EMA) is an Ontario government funding program that helps small and medium-sized businesses expand their reach in international markets. Through the program, eligible Ontario-based companies may…

IBM Innovation Incubator Opens Its Doors to Ontario Businesses

IBM Innovation Incubator Opens Its Doors to Ontario Businesses

In recent years, federal and provincial governments have place a strong focus on business innovation in Canada. The Government of Canada’s Budget 2017 announced the realignment of resources to improve innovation programs and strengthen the economy. Investing in business innovation allows small and medium-sized companies to flourish and increase their market competitiveness. In October 2017,…

CDMN Soft Landing Program Funds Over 500 Businesses’ Export Plans

CDMN Soft Landing Program Funds Over 500 Businesses’ Export Plans

The CDMN Soft Landing Program helps startups and early-stage technology businesses gain exposure to business opportunities outside of Canada. While not as robust as some other export grants available, it can be a vital source of funding for companies needing the capital to reach new international markets. The CDMN Soft Landing Program can provide up…

Do you Qualify for The Early Stage Exporters Fund?

Do you Qualify for The Early Stage Exporters Fund?

Please Note: The Early Stage Exporters program is no longer accepting applications. Please explore the Export Market Access (EMA) program for exporting grants. The Early Stage Exporters (ESE) program is an Ontario government grant that stimulates and de-risks export development projects. Through enhanced access to funding, startups and small businesses can travel to export markets and develop…

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…

Do You Qualify for CanExport Trade Show Grants?

Do You Qualify for CanExport Trade Show Grants?

The CanExport funding program provides Canadian government grants to support export marketing projects including participation in trade shows and government-led trade missions. By accessing additional funding for these types of activities, businesses can de-risk export market evaluation and development, ultimately helping to accelerate international growth. Through CanExport, Canadian businesses may access up to 50% of…

Export Manager Program: Qualify for Export Manager Hiring Grants

Export Manager Program: Qualify for Export Manager Hiring Grants

Please Note: The Export Manager Program is now closed and not accepting further applications. For trade show grants and other forms of export support, please visit our page on Business and Export Expansion Funding Programs. The Export Manager Program is an Ontario government funding program designed to help small and medium-sized businesses hire an Export…

Export Manager Program: Hiring Grants for Export Expansion

Export Manager Program: Hiring Grants for Export Expansion

Please Note: The Export Manager Program is now closed and not accepting further applications. For trade show grants and other forms of export support, please visit our page on Business and Export Expansion Funding Programs. Developing international business operations is critical for the long-term growth of Canadian firms. Yet for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),…

Sign Up for a Small Business Funding Workshop in September 2017

Sign Up for a Small Business Funding Workshop in September 2017

The Canadian federal and provincial governments recognize the financial commitment businesses need to make to invest in growth and development initiatives. To help offset some of these costs, business owners can access government funding to maximize the impact of their strategic projects. Business owners and executives can become more aware of these opportunities by attending…