Trade Market Intelligence (TMI) Service
Receive customized market research on business opportunities in specific sectors and export markets.
With a research team of sector specialists and access to leading proprietary databases, NSBI's Trade Marketing Intelligence (TMI) service helps Nova Scotia companies access critical market and trade intelligence to help identify export opportunities specific to their products, services, and markets of interest. The service is provided at no cost to eligible Nova Scotia companies and includes:
- One-on-one collaboration with an NSBI Regional Development Advisor to evaluate research required to support your export strategy;
- One-on-one collaboration with the TMI Manager and Strategy & Research team at NSBI to refine your research objectives;
- A detailed report customized to your research needs.
Types of research TMI can assist with:
- Competitor analysis
- Trade regulations, including import and export requirements
- Market characteristics such as demand, size, value, and trends
- Marketing research including tradeshows, events, and other promotional mediums
- Industry certifications and standards
TMI is available to Nova Scotia companies working with or connected to a Regional Business Development Advisor. Your contact will help guide the online application process*.
*Applications will be assessed and prioritized by the TMI Manager in consultation with the NSBI Advisor and the client. The turn-around for approved projects is approximately 4-6 weeks. The following intelligence is outside the scope of the TMI Service: Primary research, sales prospect lists, price lists/models, private company revenues (estimates sometimes available). Note: Business development lists may be provided when lists can be pulled from our databases in accordance with our licensing Agreements and with no additional research required. Such listings cannot be vetted and their accuracy or completeness not guaranteed.
Online Form Features
During the online application or claim process, you will be asked to review and update the basic company information we have on file. This will ensure we have the most up-to-date information for processing your submissions.
As you complete the forms, your responses are saved as a draft. This allows you to step away and resume later. To pick up where you left off, you will be sent an application number via email to access your draft. This feature also allows you to review your responses with your Regional Business Development Advisor prior to submitting.
The following browsers are recommended and supported: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.
The Government of Nova Scotia’s privacy information practices for websites and online services applies to Nova Scotia Business Incorporated (NSBI). By using NSBI websites and online services, you accept the terms of the NSBI Privacy statement and the privacy statement on the Government website.
If you do not wish to use the internet to provide personal information to NSBI for this online service, you will be able to provide the information in another manner, such as a fillable PDF.
By continuing with your application, you consent to NSBI releasing your contact information to any third-party service providers retained for the purposes of evaluation of the program. This consent is valid whether your application is successful or not. You agree to being contacted by any such third-party service providers and will cooperate with them in the collection of information for evaluation of the program.
You further agree to release NSBI and its staff from any claims, causes of action, suits, actions and liabilities of every nature and kind whatsoever arising from, as a result of or in any way related to the aforementioned authorized release of contact information and subsequent collection and use of information. If you do not consent to the disclosure of your contact information, you cannot participate in this application.
Two-Step Identity Verification
We use two-step verification for our online forms. Each time you apply or submit a claim, you will be asked to:
- Enter your NSBI Customer Number and your associated email address to receive a one-time PIN number
- Enter the one-time PIN number to verify your identity and gain access to the online form
IMPORTANT: If this is your first program with NSBI or you don’t know your NSBI Customer Number, please contact your Regional Business Development Advisor to request this information.
Other ways to apply
If you’re unable to use the online form, you can connect with a Regional Business Development Advisor.