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Global Growth Program

helping bridge the gap to international markets

The Global Growth Program (GGP) will help businesses in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region accelerate their entry into international markets through the export of their products and services.

Right now, the size of the Canadian market is too small to sustain the growth of our businesses. One of the most important steps you can take to grow your business is to start thinking globally. If you’re here, it’s likely you’ve already begun to do so. 

GGP will pair export-ready companies with an experienced international trade advisor who will work with them for up to one year to set and meet their export objectives, remove roadblocks, facilitate access and connections to international trade services and provide individualized export coaching.

It’s about ensuring the longterm sustainability of your company – and we’re here to help.

THOSE COMPANIES THAT DON’T WORK IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS BECOME LESS COMPETITIVE AND MORE VULNERABLE.

- IESE Business School, Forbes Magazine​

Why Export?

Why would a company that’s already doing well consider becoming an exporter? There are a lot of good reasons to export, including:

  • Increased sales
  • New customers
  • Diversification of risk
  • Increased competitiveness
  • Access to international supply chains, business partnerships, and a global marketplace of ideas and innovation

What sets this program apart?

Global expansion can be chaotic and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. By accessing expert advisors through this program, you’ll:

  • Accelerate your journey to foreign markets and  start realizing revenues quicker.
  • Access personalized advice that is wholistic in its approach and aligned to your specific business strategy and goals.
  • Collaborate with trade experts and access relevant programs and funding opportunities.

are you the right partner for this program?

  • Do you have a demonstrated ability to commit funds to export development?
  • Do you have an owner and/or management team that is willing to commit their time (several hours a month) to international business development?
  • Do you have any interest in exploring new markets?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, this program may be a good fit for you!

Global growth program

Contact us for a free consultation

Cheryl Lockhart, BCom, CMC

International Trade Advisor
Cheryl will be delivering the Global Growth Accelerator Program for Edmonton Global. She has been guiding Canadian businesses in the field of international trade since 1998 when she started her career with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and promoted agriculture trade opportunities - primarily in the Middle East. It was during her time in the Middle East that she witnessed a general reluctance among Canadian firms to expand beyond Canada, primarily due to minimal knowledge of international business and a lack of capacity to pursue opportunities. For this reason, she started her own consulting business and for the past 16 years has assisted business owners to expand internationally by providing solid market research, careful planning and effective implementation support – all customized to the company and its specific needs and capabilities.

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