Learn how to reach or expand markets with government funding

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2018
Time: 12:30 - 1:15pm ET
Location: Online Webinar via GoToWebinar

bigstock-Global-Communication--A-busin-23070668Will your business start exporting or expand export markets in 2019?

Canadian businesses are fortunate when it comes to exporting since the federal and provincial governments support a wide range of strategic projects focused on building export capacity and reaching/expanding international markets.

During the Funding to Support Export Expansion webinar, attendees will learn about specific government funding programs designed to help businesses succeed in export markets. This includes participating in trade shows and developing international partnerships. As well, overviews for the top government funding programs supporting exporting will be discussed.

Mentor Works will be joined by Export Development Canada (EDC). They are Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian Exporters Go, Grow and Succeed internationally. EDC will give a brief overview of how they can help Canadian exporters mitigate risks, enter new markets, assist with the growth of export sales, and partner with banks to add additional lending capacity and working capital. 

Webinar Takeaways

  • How Canadian companies can become exporters through business expansion projects
  • Project funding for participating in trade shows, performing market research, and increasing production capacity
  • Industry-specific export expansion grants for manufacturers and agri-food businesses
  • Learn program changes for CanExport, Export Market Access, and Ontario Exporters Fund

Funding Webinar Prerequisites

Prerequisites for most Canadian government funding programs:

  • Incorporated in Canada for at least 2 years
  • Financially stable
  • Not a retailer/distributor
  • Not a start-up

NOTE: Seating priority is given to business owners. Professional advisors are asked to bring a business owner (client) to attend.

Webinar Speakers

Joey Barnes
Strategic Alliances Director, Export Development Canada (EDC)

joeyJoey is the Strategic Alliances Director for Export Development Canada. Based out of the downtown Toronto offices, he represents EDC across all sectors for all of EDC’s solutions. He supports Canadian companies with financing and risk management support, as well as market knowledge and credit advice. Joey is a graduate of University of Ottawa and has over 15 years’ experience with EDC in various credit management, underwriting, and business development roles.

Alexandra (Alex) Barlow
Business Development Executive, Mentor Works Ltd.

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Alex is a Business Development Executive at Mentor Works. As part of this role, she works closely with businesses to develop customized Government Funding Plans. Through this deep understanding of government grants, loans and tax incentives, she can identify a way for businesses to maximize cash flow. The best part of her job is connecting with passionate, forward-thinking business owners to learn about their operations, including their challenges to, and opportunities for, growth.

BONUS: Free Funding Info Sheet for Attendees Only

Gain insight into these opportunity by accessing a free download exclusive to webinar attendees.