International Trade for Small Businesses
Expanding into new markets is a great way to diversify your income streams and widen your sales funnel. At Small Business BC, we’ve gathered a selection of resources that will help propel your business into new provinces, and even new counties.
Think your product is a great fit for international markets? Perhaps you’ve identified product gaps in Canada you can fill by importing from other countries. Prepare your business for the international marketplace by using our international trade guides, webinars and advisory services.
Small Business BC’s import export services provide you with expert trade advice relevant for your small business. Whether you are importing or exporting into Canada – we provide services for registering your import and export business. Follow step-by-step guidance to grow your business.Get Started
Download the guide and start your export business with the information and resources you need to make it a success. From creating a business plan to researching your target market, from understanding the laws and regulations to knowing the correct labelling requirements of each country.Get Started
Export Navigator provides free one-to-one guidance from an advisor to help businesses move from stage to stage along the export pathway. Advisors bring specialized training and tools to help businesses navigate the range of programs and services available to them to help ensure a successful exporting journey. There are several regional providers of the Export Navigator program in B.C., which includes Prince Rupert, Dawson Creek, Prince George, Vernon, Nelson, Port Alberni, and Duncan.Get Started
This free course provides an overview of the export process, explaining key concepts and outlining the steps you should take to grow your business beyond B.C.Get Started
Hear from businesses trading abroad
Reid Hemsing - Two Wheel Gear
Learn how Reid Hemsing and Two Wheel Gear benefitted from exporting their range of bike pannier bags abroad to new markets.
Mild Napatsanan - Thai Roots Trading
Mild Napatsanan knows a thing or two about the food business. After all, she’s successfully founded several of them. Learn how Mild combined a love of Thai food with importing to create her food business.
International Trade Articles
Other ways Small Business BC can help you:
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