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Krumpers Solar Blinds: Exporting a unique environmentally-friendly solution

Krumpers Solar Blinds: Exporting a unique environmentally-friendl...

You could call a case of “I liked...

Keys to export success: MyPakage’s Dustin Bigney on customer service and partnerships

Keys to export success: MyPakage’s Dustin Bigney on customer se...

MyPakage is a manufacturer and exporter of high-end...

How MyPakage Apparel reinforced its supply chain to prepare for new export opportunities

How MyPakage Apparel reinforced its supply chain to prepare for n...

Looking for a gateway to international markets? You...

“One of the benefits of wholesaling through retailers in Canada and elsewhere is that it built up our reputation”: m0851’s Frédéric Mamarbachi on exporting

“One of the benefits of wholesaling through retailers in Canada...

Frédéric Mamarbachi is the founder of and creator...

Kitchener’s Bridgit constructs global success with innovative app

Kitchener’s Bridgit constructs global success with innovative app  

The founders of construction management software company Bridgit...

“When you think and act like an exporter, there are endless opportunities”: Silfab Solar’s Geoff Atkins

“When you think and act like an exporter, there are endless opportunities”: Silfab Solar’s Geo...

Geoff Atkins is Executive Advisor to Mississauga-based Silfab...

The Infrastructure Boom: Harness the Opportunities in the U.S.

The Infrastructure Boom: Harness the Opportunities in the U.S.

There’s no question that infrastructure in the U.S. is big business right now, so...
U.S. Infrastructure Deficit Creates Opportunity for Canadian Companies

U.S. Infrastructure Deficit Creates Opportunity for Canadian Companies

“America is crumbling,” said Keith Kohl, a financial journalist and author in a blog...
“Going global is not always a straight line”: Export insights from DIRTT Environmental Solutions’ Scott Jenkins

“Going global is not always a straight line”: Export insights from DIRTT Env...

Scott Jenkins is the president of DIRTT (Doing It Right This Time) Environmental Solutions....
Disrupting the construction industry: DIRTT Environmental Solutions builds export success with innovative technology and the right local partners

Disrupting the construction industry: DIRTT Environmental Solutions builds expor...

Despite the company possessing a bold vision that enabled it to grow into a...
Venturing into Mexico: An interview with Aval Engineering CFO Jeremie Lavoie

Venturing into Mexico: An interview with Aval Engineering CFO Jeremie Lavoie

Jeremie Lavoie is the CFO of Aval Engineering – an engineering procurement and construction...
Aval Engineering’s leap into Mexico brings more than 700% sales growth in one year

Aval Engineering’s leap into Mexico brings more than 700% sales growth in one ...

When Canada’s economy took a downturn, Aval Engineering’s executive team started looking south. Soon...
The importance of doing one’s homework when choosing export partners and not skipping steps: Lessons learned by Fruit d’Or

The importance of doing one’s homework when choosing export partners and not s...

Martin Le Moine is President and co-founder of Fruit d’Or, and Sylvain Dufour is...
From artisanal production to an agrifood business: Exporting bears fruit

From artisanal production to an agrifood business: Exporting bears fruit

In 1995, Martin Le Moine decided to make the switch to organic with his...
“Prices of Canadian products are usually higher because of their superior quality”: Export insights from Riz Global Foods’ Syed Ali

“Prices of Canadian products are usually higher because of their superior qual...

A study by the Conference Board of Canada found that small (and medium) sized...
As Canadian exports diversify, Riz Global Foods finds success in the Middle East

As Canadian exports diversify, Riz Global Foods finds success in the Middle East

A study by the Conference Board of Canada found that small (and medium) sized...
Little Potato Company CEO Angela Santiago taking a walk in a potato field.

Edmonton’s Little Potato Company: US giants Walmart and Safeway gobble up litt...

ExportWise is counting down our 10 best performing stories from 2016. This story, first...
“Obsess about what you’ll need to know in the future”: An interview with POS Bio-Sciences’ CEO Dale Kelly

“Obsess about what you’ll need to know in the future”: An interview with P...

This story is part of the agri-food sector series. To learn more about export...
Know your markets and assess your risks: Export insights from Granules LG’s Ken St-Gelais

Know your markets and assess your risks: Export insights from Granules LG’s Ke...

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
Quebec’s Granules LG: Innovation and partnerships drives international sales

Quebec’s Granules LG: Innovation and partnerships drives international sales

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
“Pay a lot more attention to international currency movements”: Export insights from Conifex CEO Ken Shields

“Pay a lot more attention to international currency movements”: Export insig...

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
Capturing the Chinese market: A view from the frontlines with BC’s Conifex Lumber

Capturing the Chinese market: A view from the frontlines with BC’s Conifex Lum...

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
“A small company can be effective in global markets”: Export insights from Tolko’s CEO Brad Thorlakson

“A small company can be effective in global markets”: Export insights from T...

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
Tolko is on the ground to help develop new export markets for Canadian lumber in Asia

Tolko is on the ground to help develop new export markets for Canadian lumber in...

This story is part of the softwood lumber series. To learn more about export...
B.C.’s D-Wave Systems: Exporting the quantum leap of computers

B.C.’s D-Wave Systems: Exporting the quantum leap of computers

In 1969, the Honeywell Kitchen Computer was marketed as a luxury gift item. It would have...
The key to Silfab Solar’s impressive growth: targeting the U.S. market

The key to Silfab Solar’s impressive growth: targeting the U.S. market

When Mississauga-based Silfab Solar started operations in 2011 its business compass was fixed on...
“You have to be tenacious and find a way to make it happen:” Export insights from First Light’s Sean Borquin

“You have to be tenacious and find a way to make it happen:” Export insights...

Sean Borquin is co-founder and CEO of First Light Technologies, a B.C.-based solar light...
The sun is shining on First Light’s global export journey

The sun is shining on First Light’s global export journey

For Sean Bourquin and Justin Taverna, the innovation light bulb switch flipped on in...
Export insights from David Brown, founder of Mycodev Group, co-founder of Chinova, and recipient of a 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Award

Export insights from David Brown, founder of Mycodev Group, co-founder of Chinov...

What was your first export sale?  We had a pharmaceutical client who came from...
New Brunswick-based innovator develops clean solution for a problem facing many industries

New Brunswick-based innovator develops clean solution for a problem facing many ...

When David Brown moved back to his hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick after finishing...
Vancouver’s STEMCELL Technologies export story spans 20 years

Vancouver’s STEMCELL Technologies export story spans 20 years

This story is part of the life sciences sector series.  To learn more about...
“Be aggressive in building the long-term vision of the global presence that you want”: An interview with STEMCELL Technologies’ Andrew Booth

“Be aggressive in building the long-term vision of the global presence that yo...

This story is part of the life sciences sector series. To learn more about...
Arbutus Medical: UBC alumni’s mission is to provide safe surgery throughout the developing world

Arbutus Medical: UBC alumni’s mission is to provide safe surgery throughout th...

This story is part of the life sciences sector series.  To learn more about...
“We need strong local partners”: An interview with Arbutus Medical co-founder Lawrence Buchan

“We need strong local partners”: An interview with Arbutus Medical co-founde...

This story is part of the life sciences sector series.  To learn more about...
The future of medical technology exports: A conversation with MEDEC’s President and CEO Brian Lewis

The future of medical technology exports: A conversation with MEDEC’s Presiden...

This story is part of the life sciences sector series. To learn more about...
“The opportunity is enormous”: Life Sciences Ontario President and CEO Jason Field

“The opportunity is enormous”: Life Sciences Ontario President and CEO Jason...

This story is part of the life sciences sector series. To learn more about...
AirStart: What a Deloitte Best Managed Company Looks Like

AirStart: What a Deloitte Best Managed Company Looks Like

ExportWise is counting down our 10 best performing stories from 2016. This story, first...
Canada’s automotive sector is “bursting at the seams”

Canada’s automotive sector is “bursting at the seams”

Canada is a leader in the global automotive sector and though it has seen...
Tapping into Canada’s aerospace sector: An Interview with Robert Caouette, EDC’s Aerospace Adviser

Tapping into Canada’s aerospace sector: An Interview with Robert Caouette, EDC...

As the fifth-largest aerospace market in the world, Canada’s aerospace supply chain is rich...
Courtesy of Precision SF Tech

Precision SF Tech: Landing the Deal

Having several big contracts is a good problem to have. Especially for a small...
From Sub-Division to Stand Alone: Quebec’s Exo-s Puts the Parts Together

From Sub-Division to Stand Alone: Quebec’s Exo-s Puts the Parts Together

For Sherbrooke, Quebec’s Exo-s, it’s all about the parts. Start with their name, for...
Survival Systems: On a Mission to Save Lives

Survival Systems: On a Mission to Save Lives

Moments after his helicopter crashed in Labrador in 1981 Albert Bohemier was pulling the...
The Mad Men and Women of McMillan: A creative angle for export success

The Mad Men and Women of McMillan: A creative angle for export success

You can tell McMillan isn’t your average business-to-business (B2B) agency just by peeking through...
“Our clients… are happy to have an agency with a global perspective”: An interview with McMillan president Rob Hyams

“Our clients… are happy to have an agency with a global perspective”: An i...

Rob Hyams is the president of McMillan – an Ottawa-based creative agency specializing in...
Montreal’s Essential Turbines Inc. does what it takes to keep its customers flying

Montreal’s Essential Turbines Inc. does what it takes to keep its customers fl...

In its first year, Essential Turbines Inc. made $10,000 in profit. It’s come a...
Technology is a main ingredient in Rouxbe Cooking School’s recipe for global success

Technology is a main ingredient in Rouxbe Cooking School’s recipe for global s...

Vancouver’s Joe Girard and Dawn Thomas have the ultimate ambition for the online cooking...
Country Chic Paints , co-founder Rosanne Korteland

Country Chic Paint: “Colour coordinating” export growth

At first glance, the connection between wedding photography and paint exports seems tenuous, but...
Exporters are better at managing risk

Exporters are better at managing risk

Companies that export are more innovative, productive, profitable and risk averse. This, the fourth...