Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)

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Applications for the Fall 2021 cohort are now open! Apply HERE.


The Halifax Trade Accelerator Program is now open to applications from ALL Atlantic Provinces!


Watch our TAP Info Session to learn all about the Trade Accelerator Program and how it can help grow your business through export.

TAP Info Session

Prepare your business for the next level.

The Trade Accelerator Program is an innovative initiative, designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for an 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.

Explore New Markets

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

Grow Your Business

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

Build Confidence

Nearly 90% of participants declared themselves better prepared to do business internationally upon completing the program.



TAP HALIFAX FALL 2021 COHORT DATES:

Day 1: Strategic Planning - October 5, 2021

Day 2: Support and Advisory Resources - October 6, 2021

Day 3: Sales & Marketing - October 13, 2021

Day 4: Legal and Tax Implications to Going Global - October 19, 2021

Day 5: International Finance - October 26, 2021

Day 6: Building Capacity & Supply Chain Management - November 2, 2021

Day 7: Sales & Marketing - November 3, 2021


Phase 1: Discover

The program comprises intensive workshops that familiarizes 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.

Phase 2: Develop

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

Phase 3: Build

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.

Phase 4: Accelerate

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 VIRTUAL PROGRAM

TAP Virtual is delivered in 7-half day sessions held over several few weeks, concluding with a one-on-on mentoring session.


PROGRAM COST:

The program fee for TAP is $5000 per company. However, through the generous support of our sponsors, a bursary will be provided to you to lower the cost to $499 plus HST per company.

Please note: Nominated companies who do not attend all seven (7) TAP sessions and complete an export plan prior to the One-on-One Mentoring Day will be charged the full program fee.


WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU?

  • Dedicate two senior representatives to participate in the program.
  • Commit to attend all 7 half-days in full.
  • Complete an export plan prior to the one-on-one mentoring day.
  • Bi-annually share information about your company's exporting activity after completing the program through an online survey link you will receive.

*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: info@halifaxchamber.com

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