International Business Travel: 6 Steps to Stay Ahead of Your Competitors

In a time when electronic devices do much of our communicating for us, there’s something to be said for face-to-face interaction. That’s why trade missions are so important. Here are six key things to do before you pack your bags.

Make the Most of Your Relationship with Your Customs Broker

Efficient, compliant customs processes are the key to getting your goods across the border as quickly as possible. Your customs broker has the knowledge, experience and expertise to ensure your goods clear customs without delay. Here are four ways to make your relationship a long and successful one.

If the PM is Going to China, Why Aren’t You?…

As Prime Minister Harper leaves for his third trip to China, this is an opportunity to consider taking your BC small business international. But where do you start? One option is to jump on a plane to Asia and call it market research, however, before booking your ticket, let’s take a few steps back.

If the PM is Going to China, Why Aren’t You?…

As Prime Minister Harper leaves for his third trip to China, this is an opportunity to consider taking your BC small business international. But where do you start? One option is to jump on a plane to Asia and call it market research, however, before booking your ticket, let’s take a few steps back.

Four Things Your Customs Broker Can Do For You

Customs brokers can offer a variety of import and export services for small businesses; understanding those services, and what they can do for your business, can go a long way towards ensuring your relationship with your broker is profitable and successful.

4 Emerging US Markets for BC Exporters

Amid calls for Canadians to diversify their exports and lessen their dependence on the United States, a simple truth has gone to the wayside: the US is still a top-tier export destination. Of course, it’s good business sense not become overly reliant on any one market for your exports. But […]

Canada-Korean Free Trade Agreement: How You Will Benefit

Asia is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic trade regions in the world. And your access to that trade has just got a bit easier. On March 20, 2014 Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed a new free-trade agreement with South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye, creating a gateway for […]

Three Pieces of Advice for Small Business Importers

When it comes to importing goods into Canada, small business owners usually have a lot of questions. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for everyone who want to start importing, but there are some basic guidelines to follow to help get you started.

2 Supply Chain Secrets that Can Save You Money

Knowing how tariff classification and preferential tariff treatments work can help ensure your shipments cross the border quickly and efficiently, and make a big difference to your company’s bottom line.

How Exporting Will Help You Grow Your Small Business

While 98% of all businesses in BC are small businesses, only 1.3% of these small businesses export their goods abroad. With stats like these, it’s easy to see the potential for growth for small businesses that are willing to take the leap into exporting.