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  • The Canadian economy is rebounding and now is the time to expand your business internationally.
     
    Learn how to navigate, innovate, collaborate, and capitalize on the expanding export market with our Trade Accelerator Program (TAP).
     
    TAP is an award-winning, innovative initiative that assists small and medium-sized businesses, such as yours, in accelerating the strategic development of their businesses. The program helps Canadian entrepreneurs find new customers, generate new revenue streams, navigate disrupted value chains safely and improve efficiency so they can expand their business successfully.
     
    This multi-sector TAP cohort will be delivered virtually over 6 weeks, concluding with a mentoring session, in collaboration with the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce, the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce.
     
     
    EXPLORE
    NEW MARKETS
    GROW
    YOUR BUSINESS
    BUILD
    CONFIDENCE
    67%
    of participants are now
    actively exporting in
    international markets
    10%
    average growth in export
    revenue
    after just one year.
    15% growth in total revenue
    95%
    of participants believed they
    were better prepared to do
    business internationally

     

  • "TAP not only provided us key insights into expanding globally, but they connected us with the best people and resources to successfully drive our company's growth."
    -Katrina Kwok, Mercku
     
     
  • GROW WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS
    • Connect with Industry Experts

     

    • Get Advice from Industry Mentors

     

    • Establish Key Contacts (Locally and Internationally)

     

    • Develop a Personalized Business Export Plan

     

    • Receive Ongoing Support

     
    PHASE 1: DISCOVER        PHASE 2: DEVELOP    PHASE 3: BUILD          PHASE 4: ACCELERATE
     
    Workshops to provide
    information on available
    exporting resources and walk
    you through the key
    components and challenges of
    international trade, while
    exchanging ideas and
    experiences with advisors and
    peers.
     
    Receive hands-on support from
    leading Canadian export
    advisors in the development of
    an export plan tackling key
    sections of that plan such as
    strategic objectives, market
    entry methods, international
    marketing and supply chains.
     
     
    Have the full support of
    advisors in developing an
    export plan that is realistic,
    high quality and fully
    integrated with the overall
    business strategy. All export
    plans will receive a written
    assessment from our team of
    experts.
     
    Focus on mentoring,
    constructive feedback and
    reinforcing business
    relationships. After reviewing
    the export plan, receive
    individual mentoring sessions
    from our expert partners where
    potential solutions and ways
    forward are explored.

     

    SCHEDULE

    Workshops (Virtual): Day 1: February 24, 2023 from 9am - 1pm | Day 2: March 3, 2023 from 9am - 12:30pm | Day 3: March 6, 2023 from 9am - 12:30pm | Day 4: March 7, 2023 from 9am - 12:30pm | Day 5: March 22, 2023 from 9am - 12:30pm | Day 6: March 23, 2023 from 9am - 12:30pm | Day 7: March 27, 2023 from 9am - 12:30pm

     

     

    Mentorship Sessions (Virtual): April 26 & 27, 2023 from 8:45am - 1pm

     

     

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE
     
    Companies can participate in TAP via partner nomination or direct application.
     
    All applications are reviewed by the TAP team to ensure the program is a good fit and allow
    participants to maximize its benefits.

     
    Thanks to our generous partners, members can now enroll in the program for $995 plus HST and
    non members can participate for $1495 plus HST, instead of the original cost of $5,000 per
    company.

     
    Additional information is available online at BOT.COM/TAP
     
    CONTACT:
    Vinicius Morandi
    Toronto Region Board of Trade
    +1 416 862 5214
    vmorandi@bot.com
     
     

     

    Eligibility

    • You are exporting a product, service or technology, but wish to diversify your market or have taken exploratory steps to develop your business abroad
    • You generate more than $500,000 in annual revenue
    • You have been operating for at least 2 years
    • You have a strong value proposition
    • You are willing to dedicate 2 senior representatives to participate in all stages of the program
     
    *Exceptions to the above-mentioned criteria are made for companies in growth industries such as technology and healthcare. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. For more information, or to understand if your company qualifies, please contact the TAP team: tap@bot.com
     
     
     
    GET ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING EXPORT READY
     
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