Average growth of 42% in export sales one year after participation
More than 85% of participants have entered new markets including China, India, Mexico, Japan, U.K., Italy, Sweden, U.S. to name a few
Nearly 90% of participants declared themselves better prepared to do business internationally upon completing the program
“Trying to get to this point on our own would have been near impossible or extremely time consuming. We now have partners that are keen to help us, and a well thought out export plan that has been reviewed by experts. We feel we are now really set up for success! I would definitely recommend the program to anyone thinking about export.”
– PATERSON COMPOSITES
The program begins with an intensive two-day workshop to orient participating companies on the program, the exporting resources available to them and how they can build and implement a new market entry plan. Program partners and other experts share insights on international business development and exporting. The objective: equip participants with the basic knowledge needed to support growing globally using presentations, case studies, mock negotiation exercises and interactive group workshops.
Approximately one week later is the one-day Export Planning Session. Participants receive hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors as they develop their export plan, detailing their strategic objectives, market entry methods, international marketing plan as well as supply chain and operational resources.
Over the next three weeks, the TAP team follows up with participants to support further development of their plan.
The companies have a total of three weeks before they must submit their final export plan. Submitted plans are assessed by the TAP team and its export advisors.
The final day of the program is focused on mentoring, constructive feedback and relationship building. Participants receive 30-minute one-on-one mentoring sessions from each program partner focused on their plan and how to move forward, assisting them with the resources, information and contacts they need to go global.
2020 TAP – Simcoe Session
Cohort – May
May 7th & 8th (2 day workshop)
May 14th (Export plan day)
June 18th (Mentoring day)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: APPLY OR BE NOMINATED
Companies can participate in TAP via partner nomination or direct application. All applications are reviewed by the TAP team to ensure the program is a good fit and allow participants to maximize its benefits.
Thanks to generous support from our partners, we can offer your company a participation fee of $495 for the program instead of the original cost of $5,000 per company. Talk to us for more details.
The companies being sought for TAP should meet the following guidelines:
- Generates more than $500,000 in annual revenue
- Has been operating for at least 2 years and receiving revenue for its product, service or technology
- Is already exporting a product, service or technology, but wishes to diversify its export markets or has taken exploratory steps to expand into new markets
- Has a product, service or technology with a strong competitive advantage as a result of quality or patent protection
- Is located anywhere in Ontario
- Is willing to dedicate two senior representatives to participate in the program and apply its resources
Companies that meet the profile are welcome to apply directly to the program by submitting the following electronic application form below. Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of the decision within 3-5 business days of the application being received. If accepted into the program. you will receive an invoice via email.
Limited spaces available.