Exporting in Your Business Halifax NS

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.

Pyra Management Consulting Service Inc
(902) 444-3690
5558 Sullivan St
Halifax, NS
 
People Development Limited
(902) 425-6800
2050 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS
 
Woodbury Management Solutions Inc
(902) 404-3933
6680 Quinpool Rd
Halifax, NS
 
Collins Management Consulting & Research
(902) 461-9716
Halifax, NS
 
Marinova Consulting Ltd
(902) 429-3121
6525 Av Waegwoltic
Halifax, NS
 
Boardworks Consulting Inc
(902) 425-0036
Halifax, NS
 
Black Business Initiative Society
(902) 426-2224
1575 Brunswick St
Halifax, NS
 
Your Natural Edge Success Coaching Inc
(902) 826-9057
Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax, NS
 
Bti Canada Inc
(902) 433-6096
370 King W
Halifax, NS
 
Valuenet Canada
(902) 446-3551
Halifax, NS
 

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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