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With rising takeout sales, demand for Gallimore food containers spikes

Article October 20, 2020 Maker of compostable takeout containers turns to EDC to help meet demand during COVID-19.

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How Indigenous companies can get support for exporting

Webinar Learn about programs that help Indigenous exporters to access capital and enter new markets.

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Silver linings in a global pandemic: Canada’s agri-food yields strong growth despite trade disruptions

Blog October 14, 2020 Farm Credit Canada’s Craig Klemmer highlights key opportunities for agriculture during COVID-19

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Packaging company grows, despite COVID-19, with bank and EDC help

Article September 30, 2020 Read how the EDC BCAP Guarantee helped Good Natured Products get financing.

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Getting online with Google: What your customers want

Blog September 29, 2020 How to set up a great digital experience for your customers, to navigate the current economy and beyond.

A woman farmer puts fresh vegetables in wooden box.

Growing opportunities: Overcoming COVID-19’s impact on agri-food

Webinar Learn to overcome challenges from COVID-19 and discover key opportunities in the sector for growth.

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The New NAFTA: How to leverage CUSMA to enter new markets

Webinar Explore key changes from NAFTA to CUSMA and learn how to leverage the trade deal to enter into new markets.

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EDC Business pivot playbook

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

Farmer in soybean field.

COVID-19: Canada’s agri-food sector yields strong results despite pandemic

Report August 20, 2020 Canada’s agriculture exports have been remarkably resilient during the COVID-19 crisis. Read this EDC Economics overview for a snapshot of this vital Canadian sector.

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Nova Craft Canoe: The path of the paddle

Success Story From a backyard start-up to a Canadian export success story, Nova Craft Canoe shares Canadian values and culture with the world.

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Incoterms 2020: Understanding the Group D and FOB rules

Blog August 13, 2020 EDC trade advisor Emiliano Introcaso explains four rules pertaining to the delivery of exported goods.

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Get digital: Upping your e-commerce game

Webinar COVID-19 has changed everything, including how to sell online. Our webinar explains new ways to boost your digital presence and acquire new customers.

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The new e-commerce: An eight-part series to help your company thrive

Blog July 07, 2020 E-commerce experts show companies how to survive and thrive in the COVID-19 economy.

A microbrewery owner stands next to industrial equipment.

Global Economic Outlook with Peter Hall

Webinar A new economic reality means a new set of risks and opportunities. Our webinar will give you the latest insights into the global economy.

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SnapCab works to create a safe place during the COVID-19 pandemic

Article June 15, 2020 Stepping up to support frontline workers

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Up-front payment worries eased for Canadian pottery supplier

Article June 05, 2020 To avoid losing pre-payments for new machinery, this pottery company decided to insure them.

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Connecting Canada with Mexico

Article June 03, 2020 EDC’s Business Connection Program introduces Canadian companies to Mexico retailer, Soriana

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Making virtual business connections during a global health crisis

Blog March 23, 2020 Seven tips to keep doing business in times of isolation.

Eight service exporters of all ages, demographics work in office

Selling your services to the world

Guide March 11, 2020 The untapped potential to grow Canada’s commercial service export sector

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Trade outlooks give insight into Canadian export growth

Blog February 21, 2020 EDC Trade Confidence Index survey of Canadian exporters helps predict future of Canadian exports.

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H2 Tek: Getting a meeting with the giants

Success Story Cleantech vendor gets introduced to the world’s largest mining companies thanks to the EDC Business Connection Program

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Debunking 6 exporting myths

Article February 07, 2020 Six myths that might be preventing you from exporting beyond Canada

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Exporting the best of Canada’s cold winters

Blog January 28, 2020 Canadians have made a name for themselves on the world stage when it comes to winter.

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Ciele Athletics: Performance, protection and seamless style

Success Story With EDC’s Export Guarantee Program, this hat company hit the ground running in the United States

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How to find your BFF (best freight forwarder)

Article January 15, 2020 5 things to look for in a freight forwarder.

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Indirect vs. direct exporting: Doing what’s best to grow your business

Blog January 07, 2020 There is another contender on the international playing field: the indirect exporter.

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China Section 301 Tariffs: 3 supply chain considerations

Blog December 09, 2019 What are your alternative sources of supply?

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4 tools to help size up your global competition

Blog December 06, 2019 The innovation imperative

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‘Confidence, connections and cash’ helped this energy company succeed internationally

Success Story This family-founded onshore drilling company prospered using EDC’s products throughout its growth.

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Dialogue: Making health care accessible from your smartphone

Success Story This telehealth company, Dialogue, took its technology to Germany with help from EDC’s Export Guarantee Program.

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Tap into new markets: 6 tips for Canadian brewers looking to sell outside of Canada

Blog November 15, 2019 6 tips for Canadian brewers looking to sell outside of Canada from a beer blogger and EDC Trade Advisor.

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It isn’t easy being green: Tips to build your cleantech company

Blog November 08, 2019 Read these tips to start or continue building your own cleantech company.

Effenco

Powered by passion, Quebec firm designs electrical system to reduce emissions

Blog November 04, 2019 Effenco, a 2019 winner of the EDC Cleantech Export Star, achieves global success in the energy sector with revolutionary technology

Semios

Outstanding in the field: how technology can help feed the world’s growing population

Blog November 04, 2019 Semios, a 2019 winner of the EDC Cleantech Export Star, shares their lessons on how they successfully deliver wireless software as a service

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Global Economic Outlook–Fall 2019

Guide October 31, 2019 In a world of shifting economic and political climates, exporters constantly face new risks and opportunities. EDC’s Global Economic Outlook offers insight on these changes to help you make better business decisions.

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How to prepare your e-commerce business for holiday shipping

Blog October 21, 2019 Did you know 50% to 60% of retail sales usually come in the last three months?

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Trade show strategy: Before, during and after

Article October 03, 2019 Trade shows can be an important part of your business strategy.

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Tornado Spectral Systems: Shedding light on chemical measurement around the globe

Success Story With EDC’s support, this chemical analysis and measurement company has taken on international contracts from all over the world.

A small business owner in a sunlit office stands at her desk measuring and scoring a sheet of paper.

How to build your brand with a corporate social responsibility strategy

Webinar Having a corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy can strengthen your brand and give you a competitive advantage. Find out how with EDC’s new webinar.

Supply chains

8 things you need to know to strengthen your supply chain

Article September 17, 2019 How to ensure your company and suppliers are strong, flexible and resilient.

German market

Top sector opportunities in the German market

Blog September 13, 2019 EDC’s Chief Representative of Europe discusses top sector opportunities in the German market.

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Aquatic Life: How a small-town business catapulted onto the global stage

Success Story Through the EDC Business Connection Program, this water monitoring solutions company gained the attention of a multinational mining giant.

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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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From the kitchen to the world stage: How Green Beaver’s beauty products have garnered international success

Success Story This natural beauty product company turned to EDC to mitigate its risks and access more money when international opportunities arose

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Charting a course through uncertain waters

Blog August 06, 2019 Despite shrinking confidence in trade, Canadian companies shouldn’t pause their international business ambitions.

Sampler’s mission to help CPGs distribute their samples in more targeted ways.

Sampler: Going worldwide one sample at a time

Success Story EDC’s Portfolio Credit Insurance gave this technology company the confidence it needed to take on a contract—and watch their exporting journey take off in 11 countries.

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Exporting culture: Why it’s important to Canada

Blog July 29, 2019 Culture breaks down barriers and is a highly exportable service.

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Building homes one relationship at a time

Article July 29, 2019 SK2 in Manitoba builds more than just custom homes. It builds lasting relationships.

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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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Coming together: How women entrepreneurs can excel through business collaboration

Blog July 04, 2019 The best way for women-owned or women-led businesses to grow internationally and increase revenues is by working together.

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O, Canada: Top summer exports you can’t get enough of

Blog July 01, 2019 We’re warming things up by highlighting some top “summer” exports our beautiful country has to offer the world.

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Canada-Mexico: Trade, investment and integration

Blog June 27, 2019 One of the benefits of trade with Mexico is that Canada has a trade agreement in place. Mexico is also one of the world’s largest economies with 132 million consumers and a growing middle class.

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Colombia: Your Connection to the South American Market

Webinar The Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement opened big opportunities for Canadian businesses. Learn how this landmark agreement can help you diversify your business.

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Outside the comfort zone: Expanding beyond the U.S.

Blog June 21, 2019 Diversifying beyond the U.S.

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He shoots, he scores: How HockeyShot netted global sales

Blog June 20, 2019 J-P Brun, president of HockeyShot, highlights the ways his company was able to get their products into the hands of hockey players worldwide.

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A top-shelf approach to selling internationally took HockeyShot to new markets

Success Story Accessing EDC’s Export Guarantee Program allowed this hockey-training company to deliver the world’s largest synthetic ice rink in Mexico

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Greener pastures: Canadian agriculture a bright spot for trade

Guide June 04, 2019 Check out this report highlighting Canadian agriculture trade and investment trends

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Tap into Singapore’s untapped potential

Article June 03, 2019 Singapore is one of the wealthiest countries in Asia and trade is a critical driver to their economy.

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Japan: Slow, but steady, nets rewards

Blog May 30, 2019 Without a doubt, Canadian companies that have chosen to make the effort in the Land of the Rising Sun have been rewarded.

The stunning architecture of downtown Singapore casts a dazzling reflection in the city’s harbor.

Singapore: Your gateway to Asia-Pacific markets

Webinar Singapore’s robust market provides an excellent springboard for Canadian companies looking for growth in Asia. Join us and prepare to make the leap.

Titan Environmental

Titan Environmental Containment: Minimizing environmental impact while growing globally

Success Story After accessing EDC Portfolio Credit Insurance, the environmental company saw sales grow by 60% and now exports to every continent

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Make Trade Agreements Work for You

Webinar International trade agreements are enabling Canadian companies to take on the world. Join this informative webinar where global trade experts will share their insights.

How energy geeks tackled the US market

Geeking out: How one cleantech company tackled the U.S. market

Blog April 23, 2019 When a Fortune 250 company in the United States acquired our home-grown Canadian company in 2014, we knew we’d made it in the solar energy industry.

Canadian agri-food industry

The support you need to grow global

Article April 17, 2019 Canadian agriculture and agri-food producers have a bounty of information resources and support organizations available to help them capitalize on export opportunities.

Women in business

Unleashing the power of women entrepreneurs

Blog April 16, 2019 Today, almost half of all small and medium-sized businesses in Canada are either partially or entirely owned by women.

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Australia: taking your business Down Under

Webinar Big country. Big opportunity. Whether you’re in the goods or services sector, get the lowdown Down Under on finding success in key Australian markets.

Handling Specialty

Handling Specialty: From humble beginnings to international contracts

Success Story This material handling company started out in a garage, but used EDC’s credit insurance and Business Connection Program to support its international growth and is now worth $35 million.

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Working the web: How to master your online presence

Blog April 04, 2019 For those of you who recognize that your online efforts might not be as stellar as they should be, you’re not alone. By the time you’ve finished reading this, you’ll know exactly what steps to take.

Sun rises on new opportunities in Japan

Webinar With the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Japan is offering more opportunities than ever for Canadian companies. Learn more in our upcoming webinar.

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Women take business beyond borders

Webinar The Canadian government has numerous programs to help women-led businesses expand into global markets. This webinar shows you how.

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Top 3 ranked emerging markets by region

Article March 20, 2019 A positive outlook for the next 6 months

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Brexit: What’s next?

Blog March 20, 2019 What Canadian exporters need to know

EDC Webinar on Making the Connection with New Customers

Finding the right customers in the best markets

Article March 18, 2019 Finding new customers is the top challenge faced by most Canadian exporters. To help overcome that hurdle, the expert panelists from our webinar, Making the Connection with New Customers, offer these tips.

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Lord Cultural Resources, cultural planning firm, lands large international contracts thanks to help from EDC

Success Story Without EDC’s products, the company would not have been able to accept at least six large global contracts.

Cultural planning

How selling international cultural services became a work of art

Blog March 12, 2019 Five tips on exporting success from the world’s largest cultural planning firm

Embracing CSR as a Business

Embracing corporate social responsibility for stronger business relationships

Blog March 11, 2019 As an exporter, the quality of your relationships with your suppliers, your employees, your partners and customers is an essential component of you success.

Women in Trade: Jennifer Cooke

Export challenges: Women lack connections, confidence and capital to go global

Blog March 04, 2019 Jennifer Cooke, EDC’s new Corporate Lead for Women in Trade shares three challenges women entrepreneurs face when exporting.

Wuxly

Keeping the world warm: How Wuxly Movement went from Kickstarter campaign to international success

Success Story Additional working capital from EDC and logistics support from eShipper helped this animal-free parka company reach cold climates beyond Canadian borders.

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Seeds to Success: Taking Your Agri-Food Business Global

Webinar With the global population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, agri-food is poised for rapid growth. Join our webinar and explore the opportunities.

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Developing cultural intelligence gives exporters the critical advantage

Blog February 26, 2019 Developing cultural intelligence—which is the ability to function effectively in different cultural contexts—will give you a critical advantage.

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Making the Connection with New Customers

Webinar Learn how to get in touch with the business connections you need to stay competitive and succeed in a global marketplace.

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London Automotive & Manufacturing Ltd: Tooling Up to be a Strategic Sourcing Partner

Success Story Loan guarantees from EDC helped this auto parts maker purchase the tooling it needed to fill a massive order from General Motors

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Cream of the crop: Canada’s agri-food sector poised for growth

Article February 22, 2019 As one of the world’s largest food producers, Canada is a major player on the global agri-food stage.

Nix Sensor, a digital handheld device, makes colour matching easy

Colour my world: Nix Sensor, a digital handheld device, makes colour matching easy

Success Story Additional working capital allows Hamilton-based company to get new product to market faster, gain foothold in Latin America

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Multicultural workforce creates exporting edge

Article January 23, 2019 If you hire employees who are originally from other countries, you’re more likely to export to those markets. Here are some other benefits for hiring new or well-travelled Canadians.

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The rising tide of service exports

Blog January 22, 2019 Many companies are already exporting services, an intangible good, without even knowing it.

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Ackroo

Success Story This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company accessed more working capital from its bank with help from EDC.

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Three tips for staying cool when competition is hot

Blog January 15, 2019 Owner Mark Bedard, who launched MTL as a small spinoff of his father’s refrigeration business in 1997, credits his company’s ability to win multi-million-dollar contracts in the U.S. for its sizzling success.

3 ingredients to going global

Confidence, courage and calculated risk: Key ingredients to going global

Blog January 14, 2019 Dragon’s Den’s Arlene Dickinson says entrepreneurs need to take risks to be successful.

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Bank won’t give any lending value to your foreign assets? Try this

Blog January 12, 2019 Canadian banks won’t typically count overseas assets as collateral, but with EDC’s Export Guarantee Program, you can leverage assets outside of Canada and get more access to financing.

Averna Solutions

Averna

Success Story This technology company attributes 85 per cent of its sales to exports, and EDC has been there to support and maintain its international growth.

Partnerships key to success

“You’re stronger together”: Why partnerships and acquisitions are the key to this software company’s success

Blog January 02, 2019 CEO of Software-as-a-Service company, Ackroo, explains why partnerships and acquisitions are a great strategy for global growth.

Protect and grow your export revenue

Play it smart: 3 reasons to protect and grow your export revenue

Blog December 12, 2018 Accounts receivable insurance can be an important tool for helping your business succeed and grow when you begin exporting.

Canada Cleantech Advantage

Cleantech: A sector of unlimited promise

Blog December 05, 2018 In Canada, there are roughly 850 cleantech companies, 13 of which made the 2018 Global Cleantech 100 List.

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Bridging Canada and the world: A look at the growing tourism sector

Blog November 19, 2018 Tourism is Canada’s No. 1 service export with international revenues reaching $21.3-billion in 2017.

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Green Power Labs Inc.

Success Story This company is now in talks with three multinationals it met through EDC for contracts worth millions.

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Let it snow: Manitobah Mukluks warms the way to e-commerce success

Blog November 13, 2018 When it comes to growing your retail brand into an e-commerce success, there’s no magic formula. It takes hard work, an infinite amount of determination and a lot of research.

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Best of both worlds: Combining the physical and digital retail experience

Blog November 12, 2018 Digital technologies continue to transform the e-commerce experience, and are beginning to impact bricks and mortar retail environments as well

Farmer’s Edge 2018 Cleantech Export Star

Farmer’s Edge: Cleantech’s 2018 export star

Article November 06, 2018 Farmers Edge is one of a small clutch of companies at the leading edge of what some people are calling the second agricultural revolution

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Hortau: Cleantech’s 2018 export star

Article November 06, 2018 EDC has been working with Hortau to help export smart irrigation systems since the company started looking at selling to the United States.

How building our brand set us on a global adventure

How building our brand set us on a global adventure

Blog October 31, 2018 Co-founder of Escape Manor reflects on the foundational steps the company took with its brand before going global.

The power of partnerships

Getting to China: The power of partnerships

Blog October 30, 2018 When selling to China or to other emerging countries going through partners is often essential to doing business.

pop up shops

Pop-up shops: How a short-term venture can lead to long-term success

Blog October 19, 2018 Bryan Sirois, EDC’s sector advisor for retail merchandise, explores why pop-up shops can be effective year round.

CUSMA de minimis

Do your duty: Higher de minimis requires more creative sales plans

Blog October 17, 2018 The proposed CUSMA will give exporters access to over 400 million customers in the U.S. and Mexico.

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“I have a soft spot for small businesses”: How Canada is gearing up to celebrate

Blog October 17, 2018 Spread out across all sectors and regions, small businesses make up 98 per cent of all companies operating in Canada.

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Managing political risk as part of business growth strategy

Article October 16, 2018 Managing political risks is critical to your company can survive and thrive in new markets.

Innovation helps you compete globally

How developing innovative capabilities helps you compete globally

Article October 15, 2018 Continual innovation keeps you a step ahead of the global competition by responding quickly to customer needs.

agribusiness in the EU

Food for thought: bringing agribusiness to the EU

Blog October 12, 2018 The EU is Canada’s fourth largest export market, we only account for 2 % of their agri-food imports. That means there’s a huge opportunity for export growth.

marketing champions

5 ways your customers can be your best marketing champions

Blog September 14, 2018 Connie Jensen, EDC’s Content Marketing Manager, explores the power of customers in your marketing strategy.

Bringing your business to a new country? Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

Market Entry Advisors

Guide Bringing your business to a new country? Call these key experts before selling abroad and get helpful tips about each market.

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Eco-labelling: why going green is good for business in the EU

Blog September 04, 2018 How the EU Ecolabel can educate and guide consumers to choose environmentally conscious products.

Building networks to boost business

Boost your international business by building a strategic network

Video August 28, 2018 A great network is essential to grow globally. Get expert advice on who you need in your network, and how to do it.

global manufacturing

5 tips to succeed in global manufacturing

Blog August 22, 2018 Tips from Charlottetown Metal Products for Canadian manufacturers looking to compete globally.

Building an international network

Building a network: Key considerations

Article August 20, 2018 Developing an international network is essential for global success. But where do you start?

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Connections: Why an international network is essential

Article August 15, 2018 The most successful companies in global trade have strong networks and know how to leverage them.

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5 challenges for women exporters and how to overcome them

Blog August 03, 2018 Between 13-16% of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are women owned, but only 7% export products or services. A Twitter chat reveals how more women can benefit from international sales.

Craft the perfect sales pitch

4 tips to help craft the perfect sales pitch

Blog July 30, 2018 More than ever, companies small and large need to be at the top of their game when pitching their product’s competitive advantage. This becomes even more important when selling to an international company.

making your company innovative

How changing the business environment can make your company more innovative

Article July 27, 2018 Innovation is a competitive advantage all businesses need these days, but it’s especially important when you’re selling outside of Canada

Stand out in an e-Commerce beauty market

Grace & Stella: 3 ways to stand out in a crowded beauty market

Blog July 25, 2018 The company topped $1.6 million in year one. Founder Adi Gullia reflects on what’s worked best.

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Developing a global competitive advantage through international networks

eBook July 24, 2018 Finding new customers, intermediaries, partners and international opportunities hinges on successful global networking.

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The economics of logic

Blog July 18, 2018 EDC’s Peter Hall shares economic insights with business owners during Canada-wide Let’s Talk Exports tour.

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How to choose your partners: A guide to expanding internationally

Blog July 16, 2018 Choosing the right partners mitigates financial risk when expanding your operations internationally.

EDC Peter Hall: Confidence Bucks Trade Turmoil

Confidence Bucks Trade Turmoil

Video July 13, 2018 Canadian exporters are feeling good…but for how long?

Aldea Solutions 2018 FIFA World Cup

Canada’s Aldea Solutions brings the 2018 FIFA World Cup to the world

Article July 11, 2018 From Rio to Russia 2018, why Canada’s Aldea Solutions is the top choice for global broadcasters.

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How to post standby letters of credit – without tying up your cash flow

Blog July 09, 2018 Standby letters of credit are common in international trade. Here’s how to issue them without tying up your cash flow.

Why Atlantic Canada is at the forefront of ocean technology exports

Why Atlantic Canada is at the forefront of ocean technology exports

Blog June 08, 2018 Canada’s East Coast is set to accelerate innovation and economic growth in the ocean technology sector

outsourcing for small business

How outsourcing can help you scale your small business

Blog June 04, 2018 No matter how energized, driven or skilled you are, you can’t be an expert at everything.

e-Commerce Technology

e-Commerce: Leveling the playing field in global markets

Blog May 25, 2018 e-Commerce technology has the power to turn even small businesses into companies with worldwide reach.

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Rebels Refinery: Exporting tips from a globally successful skincare company

Blog May 23, 2018 From Dragon’s Den to a $10 million company, four tips that helped Rebels Refinery become an international success.

find global growth opportunities

6 different ways to find global growth opportunities

Blog May 16, 2018 While global opportunities may be ripening, you need to invest research and time to find these opportunities.

Women entrepreneurs connect globally with GroYourBiz

GroYourBiz: Women entrepreneurs connect, share and grow globally

Blog May 14, 2018 Peer-to-peer business collaboration is a proven concept. This B.C.-based firm is helping make that happen globally for business women.

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3 website tips to help you break into a new market

Blog May 07, 2018 Read three tips to help you make the most of your website while breaking into a new market.

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Defining your global competitive advantage: Four pillars of success

Blog May 04, 2018 Being competitive is the top challenge Canadian companies face when going global today.

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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.

Build your international network

5 steps to build your international network

Blog April 24, 2018 You need a strategy when it comes to networking internationally. Here are 5 tips to help you get started.

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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.

Web and social trends of your international audience

Where are they? Web and social trends of your international audience

Blog April 10, 2018 An international SEO specialist shares 4 web and social media trends for your international audience.

canadian maple syrup exports

The future looks sweet for Canadian maple syrup exports

Blog April 05, 2018 Canadian maple syrup: barrel for barrel, it’s more valuable than crude oil, has proven health benefits and, most important of all, it tastes delicious.

Advice for women in international trade

9 leaders share advice to help women entrepreneurs take their business global

Blog March 28, 2018 Read this helpful advice from 9 women in the international trade space.

Cleantech Companies in disruptive technology

Growing cleantech companies in the age of disruptive technology

Blog March 12, 2018 EDC’s cleantech lead, challenges Canada’s cleantech exporters to harness the disruption so prevalent in the sector.

Growing business without Borders

Business without borders: 4 ways to grow B2B clients internationally

Blog March 06, 2018 Learn about the 4 ways of growing business without borders from Mydoma Studios.

6 Skills You Need

6 skills you need to grow your business internationally, and how to get them

Blog February 28, 2018 Find out what exporting skills and trade knowledge you need to succeed internationally.

Publish books internationally with a export plan

Publishing Canadian books: Find new markets with an export plan

Blog February 26, 2018 Today’s evolving digital landscape has provided great opportunities and challenges for publishers who are looking to build an export plan and expand into new markets.

Gidney Fisheries on Growing Brands Globally

3 tips for growing your brand globally from Gidney Fisheries

Blog February 22, 2018 Robert MacDonald, President of Gidney Fisheries, shares 3 tips for growing your brand and selling internationally.

Canadian Companies Selling in China

3 tips for Canadian companies selling in China

Blog February 16, 2018 There are many opportunities for Canadian businesses to sell in China. A focus on relationship-building and a long-term view can help.

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Market Entry Advisors – Korea

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Nigeria

Market Entry Advisors – Nigeria

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Philippines

Market Entry Advisors – Philippines

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Ghana

Market Entry Advisors – Ghana

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Kazakhstan

Market Entry Advisors – Kazakhstan

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Australia

Market Entry Advisors – Australia

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors South Africa

Market Entry Advisors – South Africa

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Thailand

Market Entry Advisors – Thailand

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Brazil

Market Entry Advisors – Brazil

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for the Brazil market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Singapore

Market Entry Advisors – Singapore

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Vietnam

Market Entry Advisors – Vietnam

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors United Arab Emirates

Market Entry Advisors – United Arab Emirates

Guide February 14, 2018 Bringing your business to a new country? Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for the United Arab Emirates market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Peru

Market Entry Advisors – Peru

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Germany

Market Entry Advisors – Germany

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Hungary

Market Entry Advisors – Hungary

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Colombia

Market Entry Advisors – Colombia

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Japan

Market Entry Advisors – Japan

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Unites States

Market Entry Advisors – United States

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Indonesia

Market Entry Advisors – Indonesia

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

Pyeongchang hosts Canadian trade and Olympic athletes

Pyeongchang hosts Canadian trade as well as the 2018 Winter Games

Blog February 12, 2018 Canada, we are a country built on winter. This year, Pyeongchang, South Korea hosts the 2018 Winter Games and our Olympic athletes

Free Trade Agreements Open Doors Around the World

Free trade agreements open doors around the world

Article February 09, 2018 Discover why Canadians businesses should consider countries where Canada has comprehensive free trade agreements (FTAs) in place.

China ecommerce market

China’s e-Commerce market: Where small companies go to think big

Blog February 01, 2018 China’s e-commerce market is the largest in the world and growing fast. Here’s how to get started.

How to Sell Internationally on eBay

Entrepreneurs use eBay to boost international sales

Blog January 23, 2018 Learn how two of eBay’s Entrepreneur of the Year award winners sell on eBay.

What are the benefits of canada’s trade agreements?

What are the benefits of Canada’s trade agreements?

Article January 03, 2018 Canada relies on two types of trade agreements to help Canadian companies excel globally: FTAs and FIPAs.

International Trade Agreements Boost Canadian Prosperity

International trade agreements boost Canadian prosperity

Blog December 27, 2017 International agreements are instrumental to the prosperity of the Canadian economy.

Importance of Canadian Free Trade Agreements

Canadian free trade agreements and why they are important

Blog December 19, 2017 With one in five jobs relying on exports, Canada’s international trade agreements are crucial to growing the nation’s economy now and in the future.

Read about a day in the life of one of EDC’s Sector Advisors.

How an EDC Sector Advisor helps automotive businesses grow

Blog December 04, 2017 Read about a day in the life of one of EDC’s Sector Advisors.

Godin Guitars EDC Feature

Simplifying Godin Guitars' supply chain to become a global leader

Article November 21, 2017 Since the 1964 hit "Walk, Don't Run", Montreal-based musician Robert Godin began modifying and customizing guitars, as well as making a new one from scratch.

The e-Commerce Opportunity for Exporters

A site for more eyes: The e-commerce opportunity for exporters

Video November 19, 2017 Shopify’s Brennan Loh explores the pros and cons of setting up an e-commerce site to attract new international customers

B.C.-based e-commerce furniture manufacturing company Prepac

A jump to e-commerce for manufacturers

Article November 10, 2017 E-commerce helped this just-in-time furniture company keep its manufacturing in Canada.

Fresche Solutions EDC Feature

Fresche Solutions: Integrating new markets requires patience

Article November 07, 2017 Fresche Solutions knows exporting is critical: 98 per cent of its sales coming from exports, with the U.S. representing nearly 40 per cent of its market.

Cleantech Canada Global Market Share

How can Cleantech Canada compete for growing global market share?

Blog October 17, 2017 One of the biggest challenges faced by Canada’s cleantech companies is getting the financing to scale up to global markets. Learn how EDC helps them overcome that challenge.

Floriculture industry exports

Canada’s floriculture industry looks for export growth across the U.S.

Blog October 05, 2017 Every day, thousands of greenhouse-grown plants and cut flowers are shipped to the U.S. as part of Canada’s annual $420-million in floriculture export sales.

Export insights Fuggles & Warlock Craft Works

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks: Bringing unique craft beer to Asian markets

Article October 02, 2017 Learn how Fuggles & Warlock CraftWorks stood out in a B.C.’s crowded craft beer market to bring craft beer to Asian markets.

How to demo your products in the u.s

How to demo your products in the U.S. without paying duty

Article September 28, 2017 Learn the four options to help you avoid paying customs duties and taxes.

Export insights Hortau

A cleantech company to watch: Hortau's AI helps California farmers

Article September 27, 2017 CEO and co-founder of Hortau, Jean Caron, shares the importance of understanding the markets you’re exporting to.

Export insights SOTI

How Canadian company, SOTI, adapted to different markets worldwide

Article September 13, 2017 96% of SOTI’s revenues come from outside of Canada. Learn how SOTI grew to 700 employees in 22 countries by looking to new markets for export opportunities.

Which International Trade Shows Should You Attend?

Which international trade shows should you attend?

Video September 12, 2017 Ready to export or expand sales in the U.S. or elsewhere? Learn how to pick the right trade shows to connect with new international customer.

Export insights Agrisoma

How partnerships helped Agrisoma grow as a cleantech exporter

Article September 08, 2017 CEO of Agrisoma Biosciences explains the importance of strategic partnerships when exporting your product or service to international markets.

Export insights Fusebill

Fusebill finds its niche as a fintech exporter

Article September 07, 2017 Tyler Eyamie, CEO of Fusebill, a leading fintech company, shares their exporting story and insights for small and medium-sized businesses looking to export.

Export insights Asham Curling

Hurry Hard! Asham Curling Supplies glides to export success

Article September 01, 2017 Since the entry of curling in the 1998 Olympic games, the sport has seen an evolution. Companies like Asham Curling Supplies are finding success in exporting.

Export insights Pelican International

“Exporting is a transformative journey” for Pelican International

Article August 31, 2017 Pelican International, a Quebec-based company and global leader in manufacturing canoes and kayaks, shares their exporting journey and lessons learned.

Unique Selling Proposition

Competitive advantage: Defining your unique selling proposition for new markets

Video August 25, 2017 A Unique Sales Proposition is a summary of what makes your company different and sets you apart from the competition.

EDC Market Entry Advisors India

Market Entry Advisors – India

Guide August 25, 2017 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors China

Market Entry Advisors – China

Guide Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Mexico

Market Entry Advisors – Mexico

Guide August 25, 2017 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors UK

Market Entry Advisors – United Kingdom

Guide August 25, 2017 Bringing your business to a new country? Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for the United Kingdom market.

Export insights Canada Hemp Foods

Export insights from Canada Hemp Foods’ Robert Rae

Article August 24, 2017 Canada Hemp Foods’ CEO and President, Robert Rae, shares insights from their exporting journey, and advice for companies looking to grow through exporting.

Canada Hemp Foods EDC feature

How a small B.C. company took advantage of the “gold rush of hemp seed”

Article August 22, 2017 Canada Hemp Foods was in the right place at the right time when there was a spike in demand for hulled hemp seeds from South Korea. Read their exporting story.

US export opportunities

Where in the U.S. should you export?

Article August 17, 2017 Become a smarter exporter to the U.S. by understanding the market’s 11 distinct regions.

Bridgit EDC feature

Kitchener’s Bridgit constructs global success with innovative app

Article August 17, 2017 Construction software company Bridgit set their sights on the U.S., and today they’re app is used in four key American markets. Read their exporting story.

Ecommerce for business

E-commerce for business: A platform primer

Article August 14, 2017 A look at the pros and cons of three different e-commerce platforms.

e-Commerce: What Exporters Need to Know

e-Commerce: What exporters need to know

Article August 01, 2017 An article detailing why you should consider e-commerce; its challenges and a series of tips to success.

Export insights Silfab Solar

Export insights with Silfab Solar’s Geoff Atkins

Article August 01, 2017 Geoff Atkins, Executive Advisor to Silfab Solar shares the number one thing SMEs need to know about exporting and trade.

Silfab Solar EDC feature

The key to Silfab Solar’s impressive growth: targeting the U.S. market

Article July 27, 2017 Successful exporting relies on both company commitment and vision. Read more about Silfab Solar’s exporting journey.

Celine Dion exporting music

How four women changed the export world for Canadian musicians

Blog July 26, 2017 The four best-selling Canadian musicians of all time, both at home and in export markets, are women. Read how they’ve changed the export world.

Export insights First Light Technologies

Export insights from First Light’s Sean Borquin

Article July 24, 2017 First Light Technologies shares insights from their export journey as they’ve grown to export to 30 countries.

First Light Technologies EDC feature

The sun is shining on First Light’s global export journey

Article July 20, 2017 Read First Light Technologies’ exporting journey and discover how they started out in 2009 with a solar-powered LED light that is now exported to 30 countries.

The e-Commerce Opportunity for Exporters

A site for more eyes: The e-commerce opportunity for exporters

Blog July 19, 2017 Shopify’s Brennan Loh explores the pros and cons of setting up an e-commerce site to attract new international customers.

Export insights Mycodev Group

Export insights from a 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Award Winner

Article July 12, 2017 David Brown, founder of Mycodev Group, share his best lesson learned from a bad exporting experience.

Exporting journey Mycodev Group

New Brunswick-based innovator develops clean solution for a global problem

Article July 11, 2017 David Brown, founder of Mycodev Group, and co-founder of Chinova Bioworks, shares his journey producing a unique biopolymer with clients all over the world.

Export insights Fruit d’Or

Exporting lessons learned with Fruit d’Or

Article July 06, 2017 Martin Le Moiner, president of Fruit d’Or, talks about the main differences between selling in Canada and selling abroad. Read his insights.

Fruit d’OR EDC feature

From artisanal production to an agrifood business: Exporting bears fruit

Article July 04, 2017 Learn how Quebec company Fruit d’Or brought their berry productions to more than 50 countries.

Canadian Brand on the Global Stage

Happy 150 Canada! – The Canadian brand on the global stage #Canada150

Blog July 04, 2017 As we celebrate Canada’s 150th year, take time to think about the advantage that the Canadian brand gives to exporters

Exporting in Canada’s automotive industry

Canada's automotive industry: A history in exporting

Blog June 28, 2017 Today, Canada’s automotive industry represents 16.5 per cent of our total exports. Take a look at it’s history in exporting.

Export insights Arcana Studios

Export insights from Arcana Studios

Article June 26, 2017 Sean O’Reilly, founder and CEO of Arcana studios, shares lessons learned from his exporting journey.

Arcana studios EDC feature

B.C.'s Arcana Studios: Exporting creativity to foreign markets

Article June 23, 2017 Founder of British Columbia based Arcana Studios shares his key to achieving global success in the creative industry. Read more to find out.

Export insights Empire Industries

Export advice from Empire Industries’ Guy Nelson

Article June 20, 2017 Guy Nelson, founder and CEO of Empire Industries, shares what he wished he knew before he started exporting.

Empire Industries EDC feature

How exporting amusement rides redefined Empire Industries’ growth strategy

Article June 19, 2017 Learn how exporting amusement rides and telescopes overseas has helped Empire Strategies grow their business.

Export insights Lyte Energy

Exporting lessons from Lyte Energy’s Nauman Kureshy

Article June 15, 2017 Read to learn about Lyte Energy’s export journey from the company’s CEO.

Lyte Energy EDC feature

Cleantech company Lyte Energy has its sights on China and India

Article June 14, 2017 Lyte Energy shares how their helping transition the world to a hydrogen economy through education and their products.

Export insights LumberMart

Customer service in the online retail world: Export insights from LumberMart

Article June 12, 2017 LumberMart’s Kimberley Witherspoon shares what she’s learned from exporting and more insights for Canadian SMEs.

LumberMart EDC feature

LumberMart: Using online sales to bolster business through exporting

Article June 09, 2017 Read how LumberMart successfully launched the e-commcerce side of their business to stay competitive in a saturated market.

Export insights Boutique Step Up

Export insights from eBay Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Article May 30, 2017 Christine Deslaurier, owner of Step Up Boutique, shares lessons learned from her 10 year long export journey as an e-bay and brick & mortar store owner.

Boutique Step Up EDC feature

Step Up Boutique sells to 42 countries worldwide, with help from eBay

Article May 29, 2017 Find out how Step Up Boutique, a micro-multinational, has sold to 42 countries in her 10 years of business.

Canada as global tech hub

What does innovation really mean for Canada? Hear from leading innovators

Blog May 26, 2017 Leaders from Canadian tech companies including Shopify, Workbrain and Real Ventures join an iPolitics panel.

Fly Your Canadian Flag

How to fly your Canadian flag

Video May 17, 2017 Your company’s Canadian brand can increase your company’s legitimacy in the global market. Here are four ways to build it.

Export insights Krumpers Solar Blinds

Delivering excellence: Insights from Krumpers Solar Blinds

Article May 16, 2017 Krumpers Solar Blinds’ Diana Livshits discusses Canadian suppliers’ excellent reputation of delivering abroad. Learn how this can help your business.

Krumpers Solar Blinds EDC Feature

Krumpers Solar Blinds: Exporting an environmentally-friendly solution

Article May 15, 2017 Read how Krumpers Solar Blinds began exporting their environmentally-friendly solar blinds to markets across the world.

Export Insights from Silver Crystal Sports

Silver Crystal Sports: Increase exports by being more nimble

Article Jeff Silver, co-CEO of Silver Crystal Sports, discusses the importance of being nimble and agile to increase export sales.

Silver Crystal Sports EDC Feature

To grow beyond North America, Silver Crystal Sports targets Australia

Article Learn how Toronto-based company, Silver Crystal Sports, targeted the Australian market to export their product in the $12-billion sports memorabilia industry.

Overcoming Exporting Challenges in Oil and Gas Services

Overcoming exporting challenges in oil and gas services

Blog May 11, 2017 Oil and gas services companies face particular challenges in export markets. Learn 4 steps companies can take to expand into new oil and gas markets.

Export Insights from Robotiq

How Quebec company Robotiq is helping the manufacturing industry

Article Robotiq's CEO Samuel Bouchard explains how their robots are helping the manufacturers in 50 countries through automated efficiency.

Robotiq EDC Feature

Robotiq's technology becomes the industry standard worldwide

Article Robotiq's global expansion happened eight years ago, by chance, on a plane. Now the Quebec-based company exports their robots to over 50 countries world wide.

Canada brand on global stage

Oh Canada, eh….Our brand on the global stage

Article May 09, 2017 Build your Canadian brand advantage by learning the six top perceptions the world holds of Canada, and how to highlight these as key selling points.

Export Insights from Masitek

New Brunswick's Masitek finds export success in high-potential markets

Article Masitek's CEO Tracy Clinch gives advice on best practices for exporting globally, and what she would have done differently.

Masitek EDC Feature

Masitek helps global companies minimize product damage with technology

Article New Brunswick's Masitek is helping companies worldwide minimize product damage and losses with their devices that mimic real foods in shape, size and weight.

Canadian fintech companies

Canadian fintech companies need to be export-ready

Blog April 26, 2017 Michelle Peng Greenberg, senior manager for partnerships at MaRS Finance and commerce, explains why Canadian fintech companies to be export-ready.

The Canada Brand as Exporting Advantage

Coming of age: The Canada brand as exporting advantage

Blog April 26, 2017 One of the best competitive advantages your company may have is its Canadian brand. Here’s why you should put it to good use.

Canadian financial institutions exports

Canada's financial institutions pave the way for global export success

Blog April 25, 2017 Canadian financial institutions received international praise following the global financial crisis. Learn more about how this expertise is a valuable export.

International pricing constraints

7 international pricing constraints every exporter needs to consider

Blog April 20, 2017 Pricing products and services appropriately is critical for exporting. It's important to understand the pricing constraints your business may face abroad.

Flexible Payment Terms

Boost your global competitiveness with flexible payment terms

Guide Learn how you can gain a competitive edge by offering flexible payment terms to overseas buyers, while still keeping your financial risks under control.

Export Insights Western Oiltools

How Western Oiltools' positive track record helped create export success

Article Learn how Western Oiltools' positive track record and listening to the 'pain points' of their customers helped their business thrive and succeed.

Western Oiltools EDC Feature

Western Oiltools: An innovative family business' path to export success

Article Western Oiltools found a way to stop sand from disrupting oil production: they created innovative equipment that improves customer safety and efficiency.

Export Insights MyPakage Apparel

Keys to MyPakage's export success: Customer service and partnerships

Article MyPakage Apparel's CEO discusses the art of customer services, the importance of partnerships, and how to adapt to different markets.

MyPakage Apparel EDC Feature

MyPakage reinforces its supply chain to prepare for new export markets

Article To sell their unique idea in a niche market, MyPakage Apparel strengthened its supply chain. Learn how this helped the company find success in new markets.

EDC Singapore branch

EDC opens a financing branch in Singapore - its first outside of Canada

Article March 24, 2017 EDC opened its financing branch outside of Canada, in Singapore. Learn from Bill Brown, EDC's Regional VP, Asia, on how this can help Canadian companies.

Export Insights Bladetech Hockey

Partnerships and face time critical for Bladetech Hockey's exports

Article March 22, 2017 Bladetech Hockey's Anthony Morra explains how having trusted partnerships and face-to-face meetings are essential for successfully exporting products.

Bladetech Hockey EDC Feature

NHL players help Bladetech Hockey establish its export potential

Article March 21, 2017 Instead of using the traditional sales routes, Bladetech Hockey focused on what they call the "Holy Grail" of hockey - NHL players - to sell their products.

Export Insights Moxie Trades

The importance of the U.S. market for Moxie Trades' export success

Article March 08, 2017 Moxie Trades' President and CEO explains how Canada's friends south of the border played a critical role in the export success of the company she built.

Moxie Trades EDC Feature

Moxie Trades: From the Dragon's Den to success exporting boots worldwide

Article March 07, 2017 The idea to launch a female-oriented work-wear line came to Moxie Trades' founder Marissa McTasney during her own search for women's safety equipment.

Export Insights m0851

m0851 on the importance of creative freedom for exporters

Article March 06, 2017 Learn how wholesaling through retailers helped build up m0851's reputation at home and worldwide, while maintaining its creative freedom and brand identity.

m0851 EDC Feature

Montreal's m0851 exporting design drives global retail success

Article March 03, 2017 m0851, an apparel company based in Montreal, began exporting their creative designs from the beginning to stay competitive in international markets.

Export Insights Riz Global Foods

Riz Global Foods: Understanding cultures is a key to export success

Article March 01, 2017 Riz Global Foods explains how knowing the culture, as well as rules and regulations, of international markets, is critical when facilitating new export business.

Riz Global Foods EDC Feature

Riz Global Foods finds success in the Middle East

Article February 28, 2017 Riz Global Foods began exporting beef, but saw an opportunity to expand their products and found export success in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Export Insights MW Canada

Export advice on the evolving global textile industry from MW Canada

Article February 27, 2017 Once full of small-to-medium sized furnishing stores, the textile market has evolved. Find out how MW Canada has been nimble enough to evolve with it.

MW Canada EDC Feature

MW Canada has the right export details to be a leading global company

Article February 24, 2017 MW Canada is recognized worldwide for its ongoing development of industry-leading technologies, notably in technical textiles.

Microgrids for Canadian exporters

Microgrids: A new technology opportunity for Canadian exporters

Blog February 22, 2017 Microgrids, small-scale power grids that can operate with or without main power grids, are helping Canadian companies distinguish themselves internationally.

Export Insights Sound & Lights

Saint-Boniface Sound & Lights gives back to hometown through exports

Article February 21, 2017 Sory Sacko moved to Canada from Mali 18 years ago. Now, he gives back to his hometown community by exporting customized AV equipment.

Sound & Lights EDC Feature

Winnipeg's Saint-Boniface Sound & Lights drives export success in Africa

Article February 20, 2017 Exporting to his home country of Mali for 5 years, Saint-Boniface Sound & Lights gained the credibility of being known to clients as an ambassador to Canada.

Hibernum EDC Feature

Montreal's Hibernum learns to play from its international partners

Article February 14, 2017 Hibernum, a video game developer for mobile platforms and consoles, has worked with world-renowned brands, such as Disney, Fruit Ninja, and Bruce Lee.

Crowdfunding EDC Feature

How crowdfunding can help companies reshape and grow

Blog February 07, 2017 A look at how crowdfunding has evolved, and how more entrepreneurs and start-ups are using it to attract investors and customers from around the world.

Export Insights from ONEnergy

ONEnergy: Business moves at a faster pace in the U.S.

Article February 02, 2017 Since ONEnergy's beginning they've considered the U.S. a top priority. Learn how this innovative cleantech company adapted to this quickly changing market.

ONEnergy EDC Feature

ONEnergy tackles energy costs and finds success in the U.S.

Article February 01, 2017 Specializing in helping businesses save big on energy costs, ONEnergy is looking to opportunities south of the border to expand their company.

Export Insights from Cogent Power

Cogent Power creates energy efficiency footprint in the U.S.

Article January 31, 2017 Learn how Cogent Power, an electrical steel product manufacturer from Burlington, Ontario, saw opportunity to expand into larger markets.

Cogent Power EDC Feature

Adding value to customers leads to export success for Cogent Power

Article January 30, 2017 Founded over 40 years ago, Cogent Power, an electrical steel supplier, has grown to become one of the globe's best through valued, trusted relationships.

Export Insights from eBay Canada

E-commerce can help you find customers at a lower cost: eBay Canada

Article January 16, 2017 eBay Canada's managing director Andrea Stairs explains the power of e-commerce, as most Canadian eBay commercial sellers export to an average of 20 countries.

Creating a Unique Sales Proposition

Creating a unique sales proposition

Guide Step-by-step guide shows you how a strong USP can help you optimize overseas sales techniques, and how to create and use your company’s own USP.

Trade Show Investment

Trade shows and you: How to get the most from your trade show investment

Guide Learn how wisely selecting and preparing for trade shows can help you enter new markets, increase sales, and increase awareness of your company.

How to Qualify as a Preferred Vendor

How to qualify as a preferred vendor

Guide November 17, 2016 Get the most benefits of being preferred supplier by learning how to select the best suppliers (primes) for your company, and convince them to choose you.

Mining industry

Canadian mining companies need to keep calm and innovate

Blog November 08, 2016 Weakened commodity prices have forced the Canadian mining industry to rethink, retool and respond strategically. Learn how EDC is helping them do that.

Canadian Affiliates Abroad

Canadian affiliates abroad: Impacts and opportunities

Guide More Canadian companies are acquiring affiliates to increase sales and access supply chains. Find out if you should invest abroad, and how EDC can help.

Doing Business in Southeast Asia

Doing Business in Southeast Asia

Guide September 12, 2016 This comprehensive guide helps you explore exporting and direct investment opportunities in the ten fast-growing markets of Southeast Asia.

Doing Business in Panama

Doing business in Panama

Guide Learns more about Panama’s export opportunities, risks, trade agreement with Canada and how to break into the market in this detailed market guide.

Exporting to the United States

Exporting to the United States

Guide Hone your exporting strategy with this insightful guide, which shows how the U.S. is divided into 11 markets, each with its own opportunities.

Discover New Markets

Discover new markets

Guide Find the best markets for your business with this detailed guide, as well as market entry strategies, investing, steps to export success, and more.

6 Ways to Break Into Markets to Win New Customers

6 ways to break into a market to win new customers

Article August 15, 2016 Discover the pros and cons of the six ways to sell overseas.

Investing abroad to find global customers

Investing abroad to find global customers

Article August 15, 2016 A foreign affiliate can help you grow your sales overseas.

Attending to customers needs: Be where they are

Attending to customers needs: Be where they are

Article August 15, 2016 Investing in operations abroad can have key benefits for growth. Acadian Seaplants exports to 80 markets around the world and has employees in 11 countries.

Doing Business in India

Doing Business in India

Guide Learn about India, one of the largest emerging markets, and how your company can navigate the opportunities and risks, including to intellectual property.

Export Insights from Synaptive Medical

Exporting health care innovation: Synaptive Medical

Article August 02, 2016 Learn how Synaptive Medical developed medical equipment and applications for neurosurgery and began successfully exporting with their first sale.

Doing Business in China

Doing Business in China

Guide This guide provides practical information and dozens of resources to help you plan and carry out your export strategy to the Chinese market.

Doing Business in Brazil

Doing business in Brazil

Guide This comprehensive guide covers all the exporting and investment basics of doing business in Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America.

Research preferred supplier list

Want to get on a preferred supplier list? Do this research first

Article July 18, 2016 This tip sheet will help guide you through the research necessary to make a good case for your business and be a contender for a tender.

Increase sales and credibility

Increase sales and credibility: Become a preferred supplier

Article July 18, 2016 Get on preferred supplier lists to fast-track your international sales and business credibility.

Preferred Supplier List

Why you need to get on a preferred supplier list

Article July 18, 2016 Many large companies and governments maintain lists of pre-qualified suppliers. Find out the benefits to your business to get on one of these lists.

Export Insights ICT Sector

How Canada's ICT sector can reach its full potential

Blog July 15, 2016 The CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) explains why "this time in Canadian business is unprecedented" for Canada's ICT sector.

ICT sector exporting

Canada's ICT sector is built for exporting

Blog July 11, 2016 Learn how Canada's information and communications technologies (ICT) sector could lead to the next wave of innovation that will transform many sectors.

Finding and Keeping International Customers

Finding and keeping international customers

Guide May 16, 2016 Packed with tips, this paper shares expert advice on how to find and keep international customers, from building relationships to after-sales service.

Finding international agents and distributors

Finding, training and managing international agents and distributors

Guide Learn how international agents and distributors can help you overcome the barriers when dealing in less familiar markets, and how to choose the right ones.

beyond-exporting

Beyond exporting: Building or buying international operations

Guide Learn how you can expand operations outside of Canada to increase sales, improve service, and access supply chains and resources—and how EDC can help.

TWI Foods EDC Feature

For TWI Foods, niche marks the spot

Article March 31, 2016 TWI Foods started in 1997 with just one oven. Now, the company has two facilities and international export success, which accounts for two-thirds of its annual revenue.

Pioneer Log Homes EDC Feature

Pioneer Log Homes uses marketing to feed global demand for rustic luxury

Article March 10, 2016 Bryan Reid Sr. built his first log home for his family 43 years ago. Learn how word-of-mouth marketing led to exporting to 23 countries for Pioneer Log Homes.

Buddy's Kitchen EDC Feature

Buddy's Kitchen: Innovating pet food for global success

Article February 10, 2016 Buddy's Kitchen thrives by keeping your furry companion happy and healthy with next-generation nutritional pet food. Learn about their export journey and success.