A DYNAMIC, HANDS-ON SIX-WEEK WORKSHOP HELPING
SMEs SCALE UP, DEVELOP AND EXECUTE AN EXPORT PLAN
TAP CANADA provides companies with access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, giving
them the training and support they need to become successful international traders in their specific business sector.
STEP 1: ONBOARD
The program begins with an intensive two-day workshop to orient participating companies on the program, the exporting resources available to them and how they can build and implement a new market entry plan. Program partners and other experts share insights on international business development and exporting.
The objective: equip participants with the basic knowledge needed to support growing globally using presentations, case studies, mock negotiation exercises and interactive group workshops.
STEP 2: ASSESS
Approximately one week later is the one-day Export Planning Session. Participants receive hands-on support from leading Canadian export advisors as they develop their export plan, detailing their strategic objectives, market entry methods, international marketing plan as well as supply chain and operational resources.
Over the next three weeks, the TAP team follows up with participants to support further development of their plan.
STEP 3: ACTIVATE
The companies have a total of three weeks before they must submit their final export plan. Submitted plans are assessed by the TAP team and its export advisors.
The final day of the program is focused on mentoring, constructive feedback and relationship building. Participants receive 30-minute one-on-one mentoring sessions from each program partner focused on their plan and how to move forward, assisting them with the resources, information and contacts they need to go global.
LEARN HOW YOU
REALIZE YOUR GLOBAL POTENTIAL
NAVIGATE complexities of the global trade ecosystem
LEVERAGE Canada’s deep trade & investment resources
ACCESS tailored, face-to-face coaching & advice
LEARN about international best practices
ACCELERATE your export readiness
DEVELOP & implement a new market entry plan
EXPAND your global trade footprint & grow revenues
“Trying to get to this point on our own would have been near impossible or extremely time consuming. We now have partners that are keen to help us, and a well thought out export plan that has been reviewed by experts. We feel we are now really set up for success! I would definitely recommend the program to anyone thinking about export”
“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”
2019 TAP-GTA SESSIONS:
(* special Food & Beverage cohort)
(** special Technology cohort)
Export Plan Day
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. All applications will be considered on program criteria and assessed on their merits.