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Understand your process During the current e-commerce driven climate, more than ever a company’s bottom line is impacted by its logistics; all those crucial steps between the inception of a great product/service and physically delivering it to the customer. Close consideration to process will optimize supply chain management and lower a business’ overall costs. This […]
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The United States is the largest, richest and most responsive market in the world and it is a market that lies right at British Columbia’s doorstep. Unfortunately for many business owners words like “export” or “international trade” translate to “expensive” and “risky.” But with the right planning, Canadian companies can and should approach the U.S. […]
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Business leaders and individual citizens alike are reinventing their roles to serve their respective communities. From Saanich, B.C.’s 6 year old budding comedian, Callaghan McLaughlin, who reportedly is delivering jokes to passersby from his ‘sidewalk stand’ because he “want[s] to get some smiles on people’s faces,” to B.C. utility company, Fortis BC who modified its […]
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Recently released, Export Development Canada (EDC)’s 2019 year-end Trade Confidence Index provides insight into Canadian exporters’ confidence moving forward into 2020. According to EDC, “the results are a pulse check of Canadian exporters’ level of confidence and their expectations of international trade opportunities over the next six months.” Their TCI survey was conducted November – […]
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Picking is not a new idea. Whether it’s plucking a ripe apple from a tree or picking a perfect gift to be packaged up and mailed to a friend or family member, we’ve all likely been a ‘picker’ of one type or another. Of course in our age of e-Commerce and global trade, ‘picking’ has […]
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Why do business in the USA? The United States market continues to be a strong, viable business expansion opportunity for Canadian companies, especially those with specialty niche products and/or services. Beyond the favorable exchange rate, which historically has earned Canadian exporters between 25% – 30% more on their U.S. sales, the ‘new NAFTA’ was accepted […]
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Understand Your Options, Determine Your Structure, Expand Your Sales The Doing Business in the USA (#DBUSA) is a fast paced, half day seminar dedicated to helping Canadian business owners expand into the US market. When: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (PT) Where: Surrey, BC – Sheraton Guildford Hotel Cost: $149 […]
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In 2018, the Pacific Northwest cargo volume increased by 4.5%. Over congestion at California’s Ports combined with cost/capacity advantages found in Washington State and B.C., the Pacific Northwest ports are gaining market share, in particular the Canadian Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert. In the Ports of Seattle/Tacoma, they’re improving their peel-off procedures to not […]
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The USA Still Top Choice International Export Destination Even amidst trade deals and political rhetoric, in the Pacific Northwest corridor, comprised of British Columbia in Canada and the U.S. states of Washington and Oregon (aka Cascadia), it’s been business as usual. Indeed in most recent years many cross-border companies have enjoyed business expansion and growth, […]
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Interested in doing business in the USA? Washington State’s tax environment may appeal. The Regional Economic Partnership (REP)’s latest brochure highlights these business friendly tax policies, as well as Whatcom County cities and industries and their respective economic opportunities. With British Columbia, Whatcom County is also a partner in the Cascadia Innovation Corridor. “Ranked 22nd […]