Category: Canadian Exports

By: Jim Pettinger Have you considered the potential benefits of exporting your company’s products into the United States? If not, you may be neglecting the largest, richest and most responsive market in the world – a market that lies right at British Columbia’s doorstep. Unfortunately, many Canadian small business owners and entrepreneurs are either confused […]
Whether it was to catch a cheaper flight from Bellingham to Las Vegas or to shop at an I-5 outlet mall, since 2013 many British Columbians were flocking to the nearest lower-mainland border crossing and travelling to the states in search of a good deal. However, a weakened Loonie curbed many Canadian shoppers who’d been […]
Private business ownership is on the decline (with one possible exception – boomers and seniors) By: Jim Pettinger, President of UCanTrade, Inc. According to many sources, private business ownership in the USA (and likely everywhere) is declining. Many reasons are cited, but our experience indicates increasing complexity and risk in two areas: technology and legal […]
Canadian companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs who attend this ‘fast-paced’ seminar will learn from cross-border experts how to ‘determine an export strategy’ and ‘understand their responsibilities’ to U.S. government agencies like U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration. Professional veteran cross-border immigration and business lawyers, accountants, customs brokers and logistics providers will guide attendees through the steps of exporting […]
By: Jim Pettinger, President of UCanTrade, Inc. Recent reports about the continuing slow Canadian economy and increased consumer optimism in the United States lead to one simple conclusion – the beat still goes on for Canadian exporters and traders wishing to earn extra valuable greenbacks. With the U.S. Christmas selling season now starting on Labor […]
Exporting to the United States presents a tremendous growth opportunity for Canadian entrepreneurs and e-tailers, but selling across the border has to be done carefully to avoid excess costs. For over 32 years, UCanTrade, Inc. has been the regional leader in providing support services for Canadian businesses exporting to the U.S. in Western North America. […]
So much more than business analysis or software upgrades, optimizing your business means taking a global approach to reviewing the processes required to satisfy your customers’ needs. By definition, to optimize, is to make the best or most effective use of (a situation, opportunity, or resource).  “It is not something only for the big companies,” […]