New Deadlines: Canadian International Innovation Program
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New Deadlines: Canadian International Innovation Program

Canadian companies are some of the most innovative in the world. But when it comes to developing and commercializing ideas into globally competitive technologies, firms are struggling to keep up. It’s not the lack of viable ideas that holds us back, but the ability to advance these ideas into profitable, sustainable business opportunities. Fortunately, government…

[Webinar] January 15: Government Funding to Support Export Expansion
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[Webinar] January 15: Government Funding to Support Export Expansion

The federal and provincial government offer a wide variety of support to Canadian businesses who wish to grow or start exporting to new markets. By attending the free Funding to Support Export Expansion webinar, you will learn about various government export funding programs that help businesses grow in export markets by providing business grants of…

Canada’s State of Trade 2019: Part 2 – Trade Diversification for Businesses
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Canada’s State of Trade 2019: Part 2 – Trade Diversification for Businesses

Global Affairs Canada recently released its report Canada’s State of Trade 2019. Authored by the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE), the report overviews the major developments in Canada’s imports and exports in 2018. In Part 1 of my blog on this report, I described the report’s most relevant points about domestic and foreign economies…

Canada’s State of Trade 2019: Part 1 – Key Points for Canadian Exporters
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Canada’s State of Trade 2019: Part 1 – Key Points for Canadian Exporters

Global Affairs Canada has released Canada’s State of Trade, an evaluation of the country’s economic performance. The report highlights and assesses key developments in Canada’s international trade and examines domestic and foreign economic trends. According to the report, the global economy has seen weaker growth than in previous years; however, Canada’s exports and imports both…

Exhibiting at International Trade Shows: A Powerful Tool to Grow Your Business
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Exhibiting at International Trade Shows: A Powerful Tool to Grow Your Business

Despite the transition to digital means of marketing and communication, exhibiting at trade shows remains a powerful tool and one of the most rewarding forms of marketing when approached with the right strategy. Today, according to statistics compiled by spingo.com, 99% of exhibitors believe that trade show marketing provides unique value that is not provided…

Export Trade Shows for Canadian Businesses in 2020
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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…