Category: International Trade

There is a lot of attention on growing business via export these days, enhanced by things like the NAFTA renegotiation discussions and the signing of new trade agreements. Hopefully, as a business owner, you are asking yourself, “How can I benefit from these opportunities?” All experts will agree that a good Export Plan should not […]

The WBENC Trade Mission in June was an opportunity for Canadian women-business owners with exporting goals to connect with corporate supplier diversity specialists, as well as export-oriented support organizations. The WBENC Trade Mission is composed of a number of different events offered by a number of different agencies, all of whom focus on assisting women […]

Laurel Douglas, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre and a director of Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), was part of the two-person Canadian delegation at the 2017 Women20 Summit in Berlin, Germany in late April. WEOC is Canada’s only national organization dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs, and the authority on women’s entrepreneurship in Canada. Douglas […]

If you are planning to grow your company, now is the time to start exploring export opportunities in the European Union (EU). Recently the European Parliament gave its seal of approval of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). As Canada’s second largest trading partner, EU offers immense openings to Canadian companies. From the […]

If you are a woman entrepreneur exploring your exporting options, now you can access unprecedented support to make connections with Fortune 500 companies in trade missions to the US. You may be eligible to receive funding for a portion of your travel expenses with the CanExport Grant. Make Connections: Join a Trade Mission Join the […]

As a business owner in an ideal world: You attend a trade mission and walk away with a signed deal. Unfortunately, most of us don’t live in an ideal world. So what’s the real value of attending a trade mission? Participating in a trade mission fits into the Market Research section of your Export Plan. […]

Women are great networkers. While I often experience this at networking events in the city, it’s really when I go on international trade missions that I see just how impressive our BC women business owners are. Attending the dual trade mission to Atlanta (Women in Business Summit) and Orlando (WBENC) this past June was a […]

When women succeed, the global economy grows. The crucial role of women in achieving prosperity and the need for gender equality was acknowledged by the world’s 20 leading economies (G20) ) in 2015, with the launch of an engagement group W20. Established in 1999, the G20 meets annually to discuss key financial issues affecting the […]

June was a busy month for the WEOC partners, as we participated in a dual city trade mission to the US, led by the Global Affairs Canada, Business Women in Trade Program. The first stop was Atlanta, Georgia, where US, Mexican and Canadian delegates participated in the Women In Business Summit. The event took place […]

Planning to export? Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) can open doors of opportunities for you. They make flow of goods and services across international borders smooth and easy. What is the purpose of FTA’s? The chief goal of FTA’s is to make life easier for you, the exporter or importer, by removing barriers to international trade. […]

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