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Top 5 Small Business Grants and Loans for Exporters

For a small or medium-sized business (SME), expanding beyond national borders is a big step that can offer tremendous rewards.   Successful entrepreneurs and managers know that decisions concerning the choice of market, taking on an acceptable level of risk and financial preparedness can make or break an SME’s expansion plan. Fortunately, there are resources available [...]

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Manufacturing and Distribution is thriving in Canada

Despite economic trials and tribulations over the past few decades, Canadian manufacturers are taking a focused approach to growth – and thriving because of it. How are we weathering these trying times? By providing solutions that meet the needs of the market by making continuous process improvements, refining product design and building excellent relationships with clients and suppliers.

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Protecting your trademark in China

Recently, the Director in our Montreal office called me to ask if we could help a major Canadian retailer to regain the use of his brand name in China as some obscure but savvy business person was quick off the draw and registered the name and after years of legal back and forth, the retailer [...]

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10 Most Common Mistakes Made by Foreign Buyers in China – Mistake 2: Not knowing the “all-in” price

Second in a 10 part series of common mistakes made by foreign buyers in China

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Year end musings about China

Hua and I moved back to Guelph a few weeks ago after living in Shanghai for most of the year, actually since May 2010. It was a great experience as I ran many conferences in China and got to see what was really happening. I have always maintained that one can never learn about China [...]

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Opportunity: Teknomotive Fair in Brescia, Italy

A great opportunity from the Italian Chamber of Commerce together with Alfin-Edimet for first level suppliers to the transport industry for updating and technology transfer. Apply now, and six companies will be chosen to participate in the Teknomotive fair and receive free travel and accommodation to Brescia Italy for the event from October 20-22, 2011. [...]

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…and this is why knowledge is power

I had an email from a company in Toronto this morning asking for help with a supplier that was not shipping their product from China as promised. Their vendor insisted on payment prior to shipping and now has given no reason why the shipment is delayed, even though they have shipped to this Toronto firm [...]

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Solar Manufacturer from India is Seeking Canadian Distributor

India-based manufacturer of state-of-the-art solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, mono crystalline and multi crystalline types, supplying sustainable solar electric power to both on and off-grid residential, commercial as well as industrial establishments, is looking for a Canadian distributor for their product. If you are interested in connecting with this company or finding out more information about them, [...]

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Ont Govt Announces Establishment of Ontario Exporters Fund

Are you a small/medium-sized enterprise (SME) that could use some extra funding to develop your international export strategies and improve your ability to access foreign markets? If so, check out the new Ontario Exporters Fund, to be administered by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) to do just that; it might be right for you. [...]

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University of Waterloo to launch new program: The Certified Trade Professional (CITP)

Conducting business in the global market is a necessity for most companies these days, and seeking out every advantage to provide that extra edge to compete in the global arena is becoming even more crucial. UW’s upcoming program is aimed squarely at improving the credibility of professionals and companies aspiring to excellence in international trade. [...]

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