Prepare for the next level of business

The Trade Accelerator Program 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.

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.

Why Apply?

EXPLORE NEW MARKETS

More than 71% of participants are now actively exporting in markets including China, India, Mexico, Japan, U.K., Italy, Sweden, and the United States.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Average growth of 33% in export sales one year after participation.

BUILD CONFIDENCE

Nearly 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

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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.