16/07/2015

13 ways Canadian SME’s can improve on their dismal export rates

For all the talk about Canada being a trading nation, we aren’t when it comes to small and medium sized enterprises. While SME’s account for roughly 95 percent of all companies in Canada, and create 65 percent of all jobs, Canadian SME export rates are at less than 2 percent.

08/07/2015

Damien Violante, CITP|FIBP – Product Purchaser

Damien Violante is a Product Purchaser and Team Leader with over 10 years of experience in the industrial field.
Over the duration of his career, he has worked in all areas of supply chain management in an industrial setting, developing expertise in sourcing, purchasing, supplier relationship management and negotiation in North America and Europe.

05/06/2015

4 lessons learned from famous market entry failures

Occasionally, huge companies fail in new markets. Just because a company may have an internationally recognized and respected brand does not mean that it is invulnerable to failure when it tries to enter a new space.

Here are some of the most famous market entry failures of the past few decades, and the lessons to be learned from them.

25/03/2015

Diana de la Huerta Gaston, CITP|FIBP – Trade Commissioner Assistant

Since becoming a Trade Commissioner Assistant, Diana has relentlessly pursued opportunities to train and educate herself, and views her new designation as proof that she has all of the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to stand out as a leading professional in her field.

20/03/2015

Here’s Why You Need to Recharge Your Go Global Strategy

Maybe the all too familiar refrain of last year’s uncertainty has dampened our competitive spirit as Canada realigns its economic identity.
However, there are strong reasons to remain genuinely optimistic about the major prospects of Canadian SMEs on the global stage in 2015.