ACCELERATE YOUR BUSINESS WITH TAP.
Prepare your business to reach its global potential with the Edmonton Trade Accelerator Program (TAP). TAP provides small to medium-sized enterprises access to industry experts to develop and execute a personalized market-entry export plan.
LEARN FROM EXPERTS
From legal and tax to sales and marketing, TAP gives you access to experts with international export experience. Advisors will mentor you on a one-on-one level, pointing out pitfalls to avoid and best practices to implement for your business. TAP is the only program where leading export knowledge and industry experts spanning multiple business functions are found in one place.
DEVELOP YOUR EXPORT PLAN
At the end of your session, you will have a bespoke market-entry export plan reviewed by export authorities and trade experts. This plan will set the strategy for your company to enter a new market, apply for grants and loans, receive provincial or federal support, and more.
“The value that Pura Botanicals has received from TAP is not only being able to plan how we're going to export, but also having a panel of experts there to guide and coach us.”
- Lane Edwards, CEO & Founder, Pura Botanicals
HOW TAP WORKS
The Trade Accelerator Program is an innovative 4-session initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an expansion into international markets. Companies pay a fee of $500 to register or can seek a nomination from a TAP sponsor to participate at no cost. All applications will be considered on program criteria and assessed on their merits.
REALIZE THE EXPORT POTENTIAL OF YOUR BUSINESS WITH TAP.
Export Training Days: February 12 & 13, 2020
Export Plan Day: February 25, 2020
Mentoring Day: April 7, 2020
Export Training Days: TBD
Export Plan Day: TBD
Mentoring Day: TBD
Export Training Days: September 15 & 16, 2020
Export Plan Day: September 29, 2020
Mentoring Day: November 5, 2020
Nationally, companies experience an increase in overall sales one year after participation.
TAP graduates have penetrated new markets including China, Mexico, Japan, and Sweden.
All participating companies declared themselves better prepared to do business internationally.
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
TAP EDMONTON PARTNERS
TAP is supported by the Mobilizing SMEs to Export Initiative to assist in delivering Canada's Export Diversification Strategy. The Mobilizing SMEs to Export initiative provides funding to the existing Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) created by the Toronto Region Board of Trade in order to continue and expand TAP programming.