Exporting in Your Business Abbotsford BC

If you think your business is ready to export its goods and services read on. Here are some things to consider to help you determine if your business has what it takes to take on exporting.

West Coast Human Resources
(604) 521-3936
1250 Quayside Dr #1203
New Westminster, BC
 
Fletcher & Co
(604) 526-7706
604 Columbia St #400
New Westminster, BC
 
Transformation Consulting Grp
(604) 689-8141
816 Citadel Dr
Port Coquitlam, BC
 
Pacific Fisheries Management
(604) 524-0005
333 Third St
New Westminster, BC
 
Base Management Consultants
(604) 854-4151
3750 Nanaimo Cres
Abbotsford, BC
 
Making Change Work Ltd
(604) 468-6272
688 Citadel Dr #17
Port Coquitlam, BC
 
Vdh Systems
(604) 526-9382
838 Burnaby St
New Westminster, BC
 
Independent Learning Systems
(604) 945-3330
3738 Skye Pl
Port Coquitlam, BC
 
Judd Management
(604) 524-2464
140 Sixth St
New Westminster, BC
 
Campbell Business Services Inc
(604) 856-2825
Abbotsford, BC
 

Exporting in Your Business

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By Stephanie Regan

(NC)-Thinking of exporting your product or service? Your export plan doesn't begin with the right product, it begins with what your company has right now.

First: does your company have the capacity to handle the extra demand exporting will entail? Before you develop relationships with overseas buyers, your company should have a developed, systematic means of responding to customer inquiries here at home. You'll also need culturally-sensitive marketing skills, and ways of handling language barriers and different monetary systems.

Do you have the resources to research and target your market? Have you researched that market, to learn whether your product can compete?

If you found a buyer, could you obtain enough capital or lines of credit to produce the product or service, and ship it overseas in a reasonable time?

If you've never exported before, be sure to find advisors, to learn the legal and tax implications of exporting. You'll also want to consult with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office of Industry Canada if you are active in an industrial, scientific, literary or artistic field.

Exporting can be complex, but there are many government services to help you along the way. By calling the Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre (1-888-576-4444 or TTY: 1-800-457-8466), you'll reach specially trained business information officers ready to answer questions in English or French, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST.

The Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre (COBSC) provides free government information for small business in Ontario. Visit www.canadabusiness.ca/ontario to find out more.

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