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Attention: Registration for the Trade Accelerator Program is now open.

A VIRTUAL training program to help Nova Scotia companies expand into international markets.

Nova Scotia Business Inc., in partnership with the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to offer the next cohort of the Trade Accelerator Program in a new online format, delivered via Zoom.

The Trade Accelerator Program will include seven half-day sessions held over several weeks, where SMEs will learn how to strategically scale-up. Participants will receive access to top industry experts, coaching to build a personalized export strategy, and a wide range of resources, tools, and training to prepare them to successfully expand into international markets.

Why Apply?

  • Explore New Markets - More than 71% of participants are now actively exporting in markets including China, India, Mexico, Japan, Sweden, U.K., Italy, and the United States.
  • Grow Your Business - Average growth of 33% in export sales one year after participation.
  • Build Confidence - Nearly 90% of participants declared themselves better prepared to do business internationally upon completing the program.

Eligibility Criteria

Companies must meet the following criteria:

  • generate more than $500K in annual gross revenue
  • are currently not exporting but has taken exploratory steps abroad; or
  • are already exporting a product or service and wishes to increase its market share; or
  • are motivated to expand to new markets
  • have a product or service with a defined competitive advantage
  • have two years of financial records
  • have a good record of corporate social responsibility

Program Cost

The program fee is $5000 per company. However, through the generous support of sponsors, a bursary will be provided to participating companies to lower the cost to $499 plus HST.

TAP Virtual Cohort #5 begins October 5, 2021.

Day 1: Strategic Planning - October 5, 2021

Day 2: Support and Advisory Resources - October 6, 2021

Day 3: Sales & Marketing - October 13, 2021

Day 4: Legal and Tax Implications to Going Global - October 19, 2021

Day 5: International Finance - October 26, 2021

Day 6: Building Capacity & Supply Chain Management - November 2, 2021

Day 7: Sales & Marketing - November 3, 2021

Interested? Contact Jessica McCall to learn more.


Trade Accelerator Program national sponsors logos: Air Canada Cargo, BDC, EDC, RBC


Jessica McCall
Export Development Executive