What is the Export Navigator Program?
The Export Navigator Program offers businesses access to community-based export specialists who can provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect your business to the market information, export programs, financial services, and business development experts it needs at every stage of the process.
Who is Eligible?
Small and medium-sized businesses operating in the following six regions:
- Cariboo (Based in Prince George)
- Kootenay Boundary (Based in Nelson)
- North Okanagan (Based in Vernon)
- Pacific Northwest (Based in Prince Rupert)
- Vancouver Island – North (Based in Port Alberni)
- Vancouver Island – South (Based in Duncan)
For businesses in the Lower Mainland and those outside of the service areas, there are resources to assist you with exporting. For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Export Navigator Services
- Expert advice and guidance throughout the entire process
- An export readiness assessment
- A business needs assessment
- Market entry strategy support
- Market tools and information
- Streamlined service connections to support services
Benefits of Expanding Your Markets
Diversifies Your Customer Base
Expanding to new markets increases the size of your target market, may broaden your product offering and offset seasonal fluctuations in sales.
Increased production generally leads to economies of scale and decreased cost per unit, which increases your profit margins.
Expanding to new markets fosters innovation in your goods and services, which enhances your competitiveness.
Upcoming Seminars Hosted by Export Navigator
In 2016, Canadians shopped online to the tune of $18.3 billion. By 2021, that figure is expected to reach almost $29 billion. As a small business owner, entering this growing market will enable you to sell your products online to a broader and more diverse audience. This seminar will help you learn the basics and begin preparing to sell online, both legally and profitably.
In 2016, U.S. companies purchased 72.6% of Canada’s total exports, valued at $453.7 billion. B.C.’s small businesses must consider heading south when exporting their products outside of Canada. This seminar will help you learn the basics of selling your goods to US importers, wholesalers and distributors and you will hear directly from a Customs Broker sharing insights on how to do it right. Signup to learn the next steps to get your products into Canada’s largest trading partner.
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