January 6, 2016: I’m an entrepreneur working in online communication systems and data management. I’ve had a lot of interest from US businesses for longer term contracts, so I’m considering setting up a satellite office, but I want to do more market research before I dive. Who should I contact first?

Q.  I’m an entrepreneur working in online communication systems and data management.  I’ve had a lot of interest from US businesses for longer term contracts, so I’m considering setting up a satellite office, but I want to do more market research before I dive.  Who should I contact first?

A.  Congratulations on your business success! The US is Canada’s largest trading partner, and a good first step as a business looking to grow globally.

There are many resources available to you, including a new program from Global Affairs Canada, CanExport, which provides direct financial support to small businesses interested in growing globally.  With CanExport, you can apply financial support to your market research, and many other initiatives, to help ensure your success in your new venture.

Export Development Canada (EDC) has also done extensive research on growth opportunity regions for ICT. Read more about this in the Key Opportunities guide.

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