Export Navigator pilot program launched in the Kootenays

Export Navigator is open to growth-oriented small and medium-sized businesses within the six regional communities.

From left to right: Michael Hoher, Export Advisor, Andrea Wilkey, Executive Director Community Futures Central Kootenay, Allison Boulton, Program Manager, Export Navigator Program, and David Coburn, Manager of Strategy and Policy, Ministry of International Trade.

From left to right: Michael Hoher, Export Advisor, Andrea Wilkey, Executive Director Community Futures Central Kootenay, Allison Boulton, Program Manager, Export Navigator Program, and David Coburn, Manager of Strategy and Policy, Ministry of International Trade. — Photo courtesy futures.bc.ca

Great news for local businesses who want to start exporting their products! Export Navigator, a one-year pilot developed by the Province and administered through partnerships with Small Business BC and Community Futures offices is now serving the Kootenay Boundary region. The program will help businesses connect with export-oriented programs, services, and contacts at every stage of the export process.

Helping your business access new markets

Export Navigator Services

The program offers access to community-based export specialists who can provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect your business to the appropriate market information, export programs, financial services, and business development experts at every stage of the process.

Who is Eligible?

Export Navigator is open to growth-oriented small and medium-sized businesses within the six regional communities. Businesses must be willing to commit resources to the planning process, and sustaining a market entry strategy.

Michael Hoher at [email protected]
Andrea Wilkey at [email protected]

For more information visit: http://www.britishcolumbia.ca/export/export-navigator/

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