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CITP Small Business Spotlight
04/01/2019
CITP Business Spotlight – Illia Dumbadze, CITP

Discover how training and the CITP designation contribute to success for international trade specialists like Illia Dumbdaze.

14/12/2018
CITP Business Spotlight – Survival Systems Limited

Trish Tully, CITP, VP, Marketing and Sales, shares the secrets of success for Survival Systems, a global leader in survival and safety training technology.

10/12/2018
CITP Small Business Spotlight – The Pacific Trade Show

Global trade professional Carolina Vasquez discusses how investing in training and getting her CITP helped her build an international business.

CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
05/03/2019
Abdulrahman Alrifai, CITP|FIBP – QEHS and Food Specialist Advisor

Abdulrahman Alrifai, CITP|FIBP has run his own consulting company, Jana Development, since 2001. He also co-owns a chain of educational toy stores in Syria.

20/02/2019
Dimple Gandhi, CITP|FIBP – Logistics Professional

Dimple Gandhi, CITP|FIBP has a bright future ahead of her and is poised to help any number of international trade businesses excel in global markets.

16/01/2019
Cameron Branston, CITP|FIBP – Commercial Officer

Cameron Branston has spent over 15 years working on both sides of the Atlantic to build stronger economic ties between Canada and the UK.

Feasibility of International Trade
23/01/2019
CanExport Grants: Expanded Eligibility Criteria for Businesses

Find out how your business can take advantage of new funding for international market development under the CanExport program.

05/12/2018
Congratulations to the newest EDC-FITT Student Intern of 2019!

Allyson Fraser, a graduate of Algonquin College’s Business Administration – International Business program is awarded EDC-FITT Student Internship for 2019.

02/11/2018
7 characteristics of successful exporters

How do you assess if your business is ready for new international trade ventures? Find out about the 7 characteristics shared by successful exporters.

Import Export Trade Management
06/03/2019
It’s time to overcome these 3 common small business myths

Break free from the 3 small business myths that may be holding your small business back from finding growth in international markets.

15/02/2019
How to build a successful Asia-Pacific ASEAN export business

There’s more to a successful export business than free trade agreements. An expert explains how to build a winning Asia-Pacific ASEAN strategy.

06/02/2019
Why business development needs to be a company mindset, rather than just a department

A business development mindset suggests a proactive management style, with a commitment to always seek ways to prospect for business – be it “new” or old. 

International Trade Finance
07/03/2019
Practical advice and resources for women starting or growing a business

Helpful resources, information and practical advice for women entrepreneurs and women starting or growing a business in Canada or internationally.

13/02/2019
Learn how to select the payment methods and terms that work best for your business

While in contract negotiation, the payment methods and payment terms must be specified and agreed upon. How should you decide which options to choose?

23/01/2019
CanExport Grants: Expanded Eligibility Criteria for Businesses

Find out how your business can take advantage of new funding for international market development under the CanExport program.

Market Entry Strategies
22/02/2019
Overcome 9 of the most common market entry barriers with these strategies

Without a full understanding of the different types of market entry barriers, organizations may choose an ineffective market entry strategy.

31/01/2019
Try this approach to improve the number of export opportunities available to your business

Find out how using a “pull” procurement approach with a local presence in international markets can lead to new export opportunities to grow your business.

03/12/2018
5 steps to scale your small business to new global markets

Follow these 5 simple steps to successfully take your small business to new global markets without making rookie mistakes.

Marketing&Sales
01/03/2019
Improve the perceived value of your products or services in target markets

What is the perceived value of your product or service? How can you determine what matters most to your customers and exceed their expectations?

06/02/2019
Why business development needs to be a company mindset, rather than just a department

A business development mindset suggests a proactive management style, with a commitment to always seek ways to prospect for business – be it “new” or old. 

03/12/2018
5 steps to scale your small business to new global markets

Follow these 5 simple steps to successfully take your small business to new global markets without making rookie mistakes.