Exporting in Your Business St. John's NL

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.

Brittain Image Management Services Ltd
(709) 738-5445
100 Av Elizabeth
St. John's, NL
 
Innova Quest Inc
(709) 753-3320
2 Powell Pl
St. John's, NL
 
Gdp Consulting Inc
(709) 753-9935
38 Ottawa St
St. John's, NL
 
Resource Development Associates
(709) 576-0933
16 Forest Rd
St. John's, NL
 
Memorial University of Newfoundland
(709) 737-8855
St. John's, NL
 
Acquaint Contracting Service Inc
(709) 747-8400
215 Water St
St. John's, NL
 
Metro Business Opportunities Corporation
(709) 738-1626
35 Blackmarsh Rd
St. John's, NL
 
Interspace Consultants
(709) 753-6411
St. John's, NL
 
Jenkins Anthony Inc
(709) 758-5590
35 Blackmarsh Rd
St. John's, NL
 
Genesis Centre
(709) 737-2625
St. John's, NL
 

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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