Prepare for the next level of business

The Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for expansion into international markets.
In addition to our in-class program, virtual formats are now available, depending on the region. Please contact us for more details.

No other program offers a comprehensive program like the Trade Accelerator Program. TAP is a one-stop-shop that will get businesses ready to go global in just a few sessions, culminating with a customized strategic export business plan carefully vetted by top industry experts!

Our newly developed learning platform, specifically built around practical tips and practices for international selling, further confirms TAP as the benchmark program for entrepreneurs interested in exporting.

Grow with the right tools

We will connect your business with top industry experts, provide you with the necessary coaching needed to build a personalized export strategy, and equip you with the tools and resources to find success as you grow your business.

  • Highly interactive and hands-on approach using case studies, workshops, and team negotiations
  • Direct mentorship and highly personalized coaching by industry experts on a one-to-one-basis
  • Expertly curated content from both the public and private sector on our newly developed learning platform
  • High level peer-to-peer interaction, collaboration, and learning
  • Connections with key contacts locally and abroad

THE TAP ADVANTAGE

TAP offers a range of skills, experience, and individual mentoring and coaching across a broad spectrum of fields from legal, finance, global sales & marketing, taxation, logistics, etc. TAP graduates cannot say enough about this program; the benefits are unquantifiable!

Why Apply?

EXPLORE NEW MARKETS

71%

of participants are now actively exporting in markets including China, India, Mexico, Japan, U.K., Italy, Sweden, and the US

GROW YOUR BUSINESS

33%

Average growth in export revenue after just one year

21%

Average growth in total revenue after just one year

BUILD CONFIDENCE

90%

of participants declared themselves better prepared to do business internationally upon completing the program.

REALIZE YOUR GLOBAL POTENTIAL

TAP opened our eyes to finance strategies we had not considered. Within two months, we acquired the necessary financing to take our company to the next level. This program will enhance your view of business, regardless of what stage of business you are at

-Premise LED

Trying to get to this point on our own would have been near impossible or extremely time consuming.

-Paterson Composites

Success Stories

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Program Outline

GET THE KNOWLEDGE NEEDED TO SUPPORT GLOBAL GROWTH.

The program comprises intensive workshops that familiarize participants with the available exporting resources, introduces high-level experts in key functions of international trade, stimulates peer-to-peer exchange of ideas & experiences, and provides guidance in recognizing and handling business challenges.

Participants will receive hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors in the development of their export plan. Participants will tackle key sections of their export plan, detailing strategic objectives, market entry methods, international marketing plan, as well as supply chain and operational resources.

Over the course of the program, participants will develop their trade plan. They will have the full support of export advisors to guide and assist them in developing an export plan that is realistic, high quality, and fully integrated with their overall business strategy. All export plans receive a written assessment from our expert team.

The final phase of the program is focused on mentoring, constructive feedback, solutions, and reinforcing business relationships. After reviewing the export plan, participants will receive individual mentoring sessions from our expert partners where potential solutions and ways forward are explored. Participants will walk away with a complete Strategic Export Plan!

Tap In-Person Delivery

The TAP In-Person delivery is a 4-day program phased over a few weeks.

  • Week 1
    Two-Day Comprehensive Workshops
  • Week 2
    Export Plan Day
  • Week 3
    Export Plan Activity
  • Week 4
    Export Plan Activity
  • Week 5
    Export Plan Activity
  • Week 6
    Mentoring Day

Tap Virtual Delivery

TAP Virtual is delivered over 5 weekly half-day sessions, concluding with one-on-one mentoring sessions.

  • Week 1
    DAY 1: Strategic Planning for Export Markets
    DAY 2: Support and Advisory Resources
    Export Plan Activity
  • Week 2
    DAY 3: Legal and Tax Implications to Going Global
    Export Plan Activity
  • Week 3
    DAY 4: International Finance
    Export Plan Activity
  • Week 4
    DAY 5: Building Capacity and Supply Chain Management
    Export Plan Activity
  • Week 5
    DAY 6 & DAY 7: Sales and Marketing
    Export Plan Activity
  • Week 6
    Mentoring

E-Learning Platform

  • For each cohort, whether in-person or virtual, participants will have access to the new e-learning platform
  • The platform facilitates staying in touch with graduates, interaction with one another, peer to peer learning and engagement, mentorship, and access to learning materials and resources.