Participate in an innovative, hands-on initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and better prepare you for expansion into international markets.
More than 67% of participants are now actively exporting in markets including China, India, Mexico, Japan, U.K., Italy, Sweden, and the United States.
Average growth of 15% in total revenue and 10% in export sales one year after participation.
Nearly 95% of participants declared themselves better prepared to do business internationally upon completing the program.
The program begins with an intensive two-day workshop that familiarizes participants with the available exporting resources, introduces high-level experts in key functions of international trade, stimulates peer-to-peer exchange of ideas and experiences, and provides guidance in recognizing and handling business challenges.
Approximately one week later, participants return for the Export Plan Day where they will receive hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors. Participants will initiate the key sections of their export plan, detailing strategic objectives, market entry methods, international marketing plan, as well as supply chain and operational resources.
Over the following three weeks, participants will develop their trade plan. They will have the full support of export advisors to guide and assist them in developing an export plan that is realistic, high quality, and fully integrated with their overall business strategy. All export plans receive a written assessment from our expert team.
The final day of the program is focused on mentoring, constructive feedback, solutions, and reinforcing business relationships. After reviewing the export plan, participants will receive individual mentoring sessions from our expert partners where potential solutions and ways forward are explored.
This multi-sector TAP cohort will be delivered virtually and in-person over 5 weeks, concluding with a mentoring session.
*Exceptions to the above-mentioned criteria are made for companies in growth industries such as technology and healthcare. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For more information, or to understand if your company qualifies, please email us at [email protected](Opens in a new window).
Thanks to our generous partners, members can now enrol in the program for $995 plus HST and non-members can participate for $1495 plus HST, instead of the original cost of $5,000 per company.
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