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Rethinking strategy: A fresh approach to playing the long game

Blog January 26, 2021 Todd Winterhalt discusses corporate strategy planning during unprecedented times.

A businesswoman maps out her company’s strategy.

Tackle the COVID-19 economy with the free EDC Business Pivot Playbook

Blog January 05, 2021 The Business Pivot Playbook will help you plan for recovery and growth in today’s economy.

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The Joy of Giving!

Blog December 11, 2020 Jacques shares the importance for individuals to give back to their communities.

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Choosing to Act - EDC’s response to the “original pandemic”

Blog December 02, 2020 EDC is committed to fostering a welcoming and diverse workforce in every area of business.

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Listening Our Way Through a Pandemic Crisis

Blog October 26, 2020 EDC’s COVID-19 relief has included providing liquidity, credit insurance and loans through CEBA.

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EDC gets serious about supplier diversity

Blog October 19, 2020 COVID-19’s disproportionate effects on diverse companies serves as a stark reminder that we’re not all on equal footing. Not yet.

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EDC Business pivot playbook

Tool August 25, 2020 Shift gears with your business – and drive growth in uncertain times

Joella Hogan, owner of The Yukon Soaps Company

Drive to succeed: Indigenous women rely on strong community ties, proud heritage to grow their business

Article July 08, 2020 EDC customers share what it’s like running women-owned Indigenous companies in Canada.

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Seafood industry slowly recovering from COVID-19

Article July 06, 2020 COVID-19 has forced Atlantic Canada’s seafood industry to rethink how they do business.

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Women in trade: What it takes to succeed

Article June 08, 2020 Two EDC customers share their tips to help women in trade succeed on the world stage.

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COVID-19: Manage your cash flow and ramp up for business

Webinar Learn the cash-flow management strategies your company can use to survive now and ramp up for business post-COVID-19.


Heads up: 6 tips to help Canadian exporters cross the finish line

Blog January 24, 2020 EDC customer, Ciele Athletics, shares their advice.

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11 tips take your startup to new markets

Blog December 11, 2019 Q&A with an Export Help Advisor.

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Maximize your online presence: 8 tips from BDC

Blog November 26, 2019 In 2017, e-commerce sales in the United States hit $360 billion. And that number is going nowhere, but up.

CSR strategy

7 tips to build your own CSR strategy

Article November 01, 2019 Corporate social responsibility isn’t just about risk management.

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Cleantech resources to help build your export strategy

Blog October 30, 2019 Cleantech industry expected to grow to $2.5 trillion by 2022

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Made in Canada: Understanding certificates of origin

Blog September 11, 2019 Certificates of origin (COs) are legal documents that declare the origin of a product. When you export goods to an overseas customer, you must include a CO with your shipment.

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Happy days: Flexible work environment gives employees the freedom to thrive

Blog September 04, 2019 Alexandre Pelletier, CEO of marketing automation consulting company, Perkuto, shares why creating a flexible work environment has been key to his company’s success.

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Strong leadership brings Sampler success

Blog August 26, 2019 Shonezi Noor, chief of staff for Sampler, shares why having a diverse and inclusive, women-led workplace has helped the company’s growth.

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Heading in the right direction: How to build your export strategy

Article August 01, 2019 Expert advice to develop and execute a strong export plan

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Solving marketing challenges took Perkuto to international markets

Success Story With help from its financial institution and EDC, this marketing consulting company has been able to continue its fast-paced growth and take on international contracts.

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EDC’s stakeholders: showing the way forward!

Blog June 12, 2019 EDC has been holding stakeholder panels for 14 years, but this was my inaugural event as President and CEO

How digital tech is driving change

All aboard! How digital tech is driving change

Blog December 19, 2018 Businesses need to embrace digital technologies or risk falling behind.

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Got 2 minutes? Get your personalized list of government programs

Article August 07, 2018 In about two minutes, the Innovation Canada platform will whittle down the nearly 1000 programs and services into a list of your top matches.

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Securing the human talent to boost your global competitive advantage

eBook July 24, 2018 This guide highlights how you can recruit top talent to help you compete internationally.

Navigating U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs

Navigating U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, a list of resources

Article June 29, 2018 A list of U.S. resources to help you determine which Canadian metals are subject to U.S. tariffs.

expanding or acquiring a company internationally

Expanding or acquiring a company internationally? 3 conditions for success

Blog June 19, 2018 Is your business ready to expand internationally? Read our 3 conditions for success.

Top performing businesses

Top performing businesses: who they are and how they play

Blog June 15, 2018 4% of all SMEs are considered high performers. What sets these highly competitive businesses apart?

Using consultants in talent pool

5 ways to successfully integrate consultants into your talent pool

Blog May 01, 2018 Freelancers and consultants can help you boost your competitive advantage, but you must integrate and manage them efficiently.

Gig workers boost competitive advantage

5 ways gig workers can boost your competitive advantage

Blog April 27, 2018 Adding freelancers and consultants (gig workers) to your talent pool can keep your international business growth strategy on track and keep you ahead of the competition.

successful change management tips for a growing organization

3 tips for successful change management in a growing organization

Blog April 11, 2018 EDC’s Mairead Lavery shares 3 tips for change management success.