Choosing the right export strategy for your business
Before you’re fully ready to enter a new market you need to develop a market entry strategy. One of the biggest considerations in this strategy is how you actually intend to enter the market, which can be somewhat confusing. To help you devise a clear plan, here is an overview of the ways a Canadian business can enter new markets. The traditional means of market entry fall into these four main categories:
The top 5 export planning resources your business needs
There are a number of different programs and resources to consider as you explore the opportunity to expand into international markets. While these resources can provide you with access to different funding and help you be better prepared for your entry into new markets, they are not all necessarily a great fit for all businesses.
The step-by-step guide to creating a successful export marketing plan
There is a lot more that goes into exporting products than the exportation itself. Before any business begins exporting products to new markets it is imperative they develop an export marketing plan, which acts as a road map for acquiring and retaining customers in each market. Here are the seven questions you’ll need to answer before you write your marketing plan, plus the eight sections that every great marketing plan includes. Before creating your marketing plan, you should be able to an
Four things every international trade company needs to know
The legal side of international trade may seem overwhelming, but it does not have to be. Chances are local law and regulations will be different than international ones so it’s important that you understand both if you want to confidently enter new markets and limit your risk of legal action. Here are four key factors of international law you should understand before you expand.
The checklist you need when exporting your services
A plan is essential to ensure a business’s successful entrance into a new market or jurisdiction. Part of determining your exportation readiness is laying out the necessary steps it takes to get you there. There are many things to consider so use this checklist to help you develop your exportation strategy
Everything e-commerce businesses need to know before launching
In the digital era, websites are making it increasingly simple for businesses to enter the e-commerce space in order to buy and sell their products and services online, even if the transaction doesn’t actually occur on the website. What a lot of businesses are failing to consider is how they can utilize e-commerce to simplify the process of exporting products to new markets.
What currency exchange rates are actually costing you and how to reduce the risks
When businesses decide to export products to foreign markets there is a lot to consider. Of these considerations, currency exchange risk is the most overlooked. Fluctuating currency rates affect everything from your production costs to consumer affordability and your profitability. A common misconception is that exchange rates are out of a business’s control, leading owners to do little (or nothing) to mitigate their risks. Here we’ll walk you through what it is actually costing you to ign
Using market research and analytics to pinpoint your target market
Market research is especially integral for the successful expansion of a business into new international markets. A thorough market research process will help you screen potential markets and identify which are the best fit for your business, allowing you to focus on a success strategy to enter those particular markets.