Export Navigator Program
What is the Export Navigator Program?
The Export Navigator Program offers businesses access to community-based export specialists who can provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting and help connect your business to the market information, export programs, financial services, and business development experts it needs at every stage of the process. There is no cost to the business owner for these services.
Benefits of Expanding Your Markets
Diversifies Your Customer Base
Expanding to new markets increases the size of your target market, may broaden your product offering and offset seasonal fluctuations in sales.
Increased production generally leads to economies of scale and decreased cost per unit, which increases your profit margins.
Expanding to new markets fosters innovation in your goods and services, which enhances your competitiveness.
Export Navigator Services
- Export readiness assessment
- Business needs assessment
- Market entry strategy support
- Export workbook and information
- Expert advice and guidance
- Streamlined service connections
- Ongoing market entry support
Who is Eligible?
Small and medium-sized businesses operating in the following regions:
Vancouver Island - South (Based in Duncan)
Community Futures Cowichan
135 Third St., Duncan, BC V9L 1R9
Cariboo (Based in Prince George)
Community Futures Fraser Fort George
1566 Seventh Ave., Prince George, BC V2L 394
North East BC (Based in Dawson Creek)
Community Futures Peace Liard
904-102 Ave., Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2B7
Kootenay Boundary (Based in Nelson)
Community Futures Central Kootenay
201-514 Vernon St., Nelson, BC V1L 4E7
Vancouver Island - North (Based in Port Alberni)
Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot
4757 Tebo Ave., Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8A9
North Okanagan (Based in Vernon)
Community Futures North Okanagan
3105 33 St., Vernon, BC V1T 9P7
Pacific Northwest (Based in Prince Rupert)
Community Futures Pacific Northwest
100-515 Third Ave. West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L9
Women and Indigenous business owners are encouraged to contact:
Community Futures Central Interior First Nations
208-345 Chief Alex Thomas Way, Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1
Women’s Enterprise Centre
Suite 54, 601 West Cordova Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 1G1
For businesses in the Lower Mainland, Greater Victoria and other areas outside of the service areas, there are resources to assist you with exporting. For more information please email: email@example.com