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Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)


Nova Scotia Business Inc., in partnership with the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to offer the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP). The program welcomes eligible businesses from across Nova Scotia to apply. 

TAP is an innovative and dynamic program aimed at helping enterprises overcome barriers to exporting.  The program is quickly gaining momentum across Canada, and has a reputation of achieving real results, fast.
In an effective and comprehensive four-day program held over six weeks, SMEs will learn how to strategically scale-up. Companies will have access to a wide range of resources, tools, and training, preparing them to be successful in the global business environment. Participating companies will establish key contacts and access expertise from top industry experts in a broad range of fields. 
The uniqueness and success of TAP Canada resides in its dynamic, hands-on approach to training companies, the direct involvement of top experts from private and public sectors, efforts to avoid the traditional academic classroom style of teaching business development, and the practical and highly personalized coaching provided to each participating company. 

Learn more about TAP

TAP Halifax Program Dates:

Days 1 & 2 (February 3 & 4, 2020): Foundation Days
Educate: Financial Matters, Legal & Tax, Strategy & Advisory Resources, Supply Chain Management, Sales & Marketing

Day 3 (February 17, 2020): Export Plan Day 
Assess & Strategize: Companies will take a week to gather information ranging from production capability issues to HR and financial resources, and will return for a full day to formalize their export strategies and begin developing their export plan.

Day 4 (March 23, 2020): Mentoring Day
Implement: Companies will be back for a full day of back-to-back individual 30-minute mentoring sessions where they will receive tailored coaching ranging from international taxation to FOREX management and international contract design from the experts.

Eligibility Criteria:

You're a great fit for tap if your company

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

Interested? Applications for TAP will be open soon. Please contact Nicole Johnson-Morrison to express your interest.