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Category: International Trade

Emerging markets in Asia offer immense business growth opportunities. Though United States receives the bulk of Canadian exports, Asian markets can open new doors for your international business. You can benefit immensely from the Canada – South Korea Free Trade Agreement which came into force since January this year. Here is how you can benefit […]

You don’t need to be a big company to import or export—just be prepared so you can avoid costly mistakes. This will make your customers happy and your business transactions more seamless. Canada has Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with more than 10 countries, which help Canadian products stay competitive in the international marketplace through the […]

Prompt follow-up with tradeshow prospects is key to converting leads to clients. A common complaint heard from leadership is “I don’t know what happened to all of those leads.” Mitigate this by developing a system to track leads – ask for business cards from each prospect, and take a moment to record one or two […]

Tradeshows are an excellent source of new business and platform to touch base with clients and suppliers. Best practices dictate that tradeshows should be a complementary tool in your sales funnel. However, even those without a systematized sales process can experience compressed sales cycles, and deeper connections to clients. First, determine which tradeshows to attend […]

Exporting is smart marketing. As a small business owner, you might think that exporting is only for big businesses. Difference in language and culture might also deter you from exploring new areas. Here is an interesting fact – 84 per cent of British Columbia exporters are companies which have less than 50 employees. Though United […]

Going beyond Canadian borders is a smart strategy. There are many opportunities for certified Canadian Woman Business Owners, or, WBE (pronounced Wee-Bee) within the US – our largest trading partner. However, there are also opportunities elsewhere in the world that are supported by WeConnect International, a global nonprofit that facilitates opportunities for women owned businesses […]

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Exploring new markets is a smart business strategy. There are many emerging international markets that may be very interested in buying your product or service. For example, BRICS economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are witnessing rapid growth of imported products. Selling to international markets also protects your business against the downturn in […]