Exporting in Your Business Saskatoon SK

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.

S-I Management Limited
(306) 244-3767
225 Ave B N
Saskatoon, SK
Key Business Services Inc
(306) 343-3539
Saskatoon, SK
K3 Kensulting Inc
(306) 956-7353
112C 116 Research Dr
Saskatoon, SK
Bdc-Business Development Bank of Canada
(306) 975-4822
135 21st St E
Saskatoon, SK
Scissons E H Dr & Assoc Inc
(306) 221-8245
Saskatoon, SK
Western Information Management Inc
(306) 384-6868
106B 116 Research Dr
Saskatoon, SK
Business Advisory Services
(306) 966-8686
Saskatoon, SK
Strategies 2 Innovate Inc
(306) 978-8242
Saskatoon, SK
Hiebert Group Consulting
(306) 477-1076
21 Harvard Cres
Saskatoon, SK
Stewart Gee & Associates
(306) 653-7800
700 230 22nd Steast
Saskatoon, SK

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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