Inaugural Event Honours Newcomers

Recognizes and supports new Canadians’ business efforts It was an impressive group of business leaders and immigrant entrepreneurs who came together to celebrate the inaugural Most Promising Immigrant Entrepreneur Award winners of Connect Legal. Paul Sy, senior manager, client strategies, Royal Bank of Canada; Imtiaz Seyid, VP, South Asian and Middle East markets, Royal Bank...

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10 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE EXPANDING OVERSEAS

Deciding when to go global is a tough call for entrepreneurs. They may be tempted by opportunities in hot markets like China, India or Brazil, but could risk venturing abroad before they’re fully prepared. “Many companies expand too quickly,” says Jon Fjeld, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Duke University. While selling overseas extends...

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TOP 4 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN DESIGNING A PROMOTIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET – Part 1

Aside from the cultural considerations when planning a promotional strategy, companies need to be aware of the regulatory and legal requirements in their selected target markets. Regulations and requirements can affect many things from how you use media advertising for your marketing campaigns, the ways you design and label your products for international sale, and...

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EXPORT TIPS FOR ON-LINE SELLERS

The level of development of global communication and transportation infrastructure allows to export goods purchased on-line to any place in the world. A company selling abroad through the on-line platform must consider itself as a traditional exporter. Because, regardless a sales channel, exporting has several implications, an on-line exporter must consider (more…)

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DOES IT WORTH DOING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ON YOUR OWN?

You can always do international business on your own or get help of 3rd party service providers. By doing international business on your own you definitely have more control over the situation and keep all profit. However, is there a point on organizing your own international trade unit if this trade is occasional? But even...

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Who Will Drive Canadian Export Growth?

Canada needs more analysts than international trade professionals, so who will drive 6% export growth predicted by EDC? Recently the results of two very promising studies have been revealed. First of all, EDC’s Global Export Forecast. Based on justifiable and realistic global macroeconomic factors EDC economists assure us that we expect 5% export growth in...

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Why This Time to Apply on SMART Prosperity Now Grant is Right?

Hurry up to apply before the end of December, 2012! SMART Prosperity Now program’s process is ongoing, thus the less people apply the more is likelihood for you to get money. It’s simple – there is less competition for Government funding while people think more about holidays plans. Act now! This program allows Southern Ontario...

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RUSSIA: MARKET WORTH $1.8 TRILLION ANNUALLY IS OPEN NOW!

About a month ago I returned from Russia where I met my family and discussed current projects with our clients and partners. The main news which was discussed actively there was the following: Russia formally joined World Trade Organization after more than 18 years of negotiations! So, what does Russia’s WTO entry mean for us, exporters,...

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