Monday, February 24, 2014

Canadian Market Opportunities (Go Global webinar)

If you are looking to grow your business by exporting, Canada is a market that holds tremendous opportunities for U.S. goods & services.

Event: Canadian Market Opportunities  (Go Global webinar)
Date: March 5, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: online

Registration: $20

Did you know.....
  • U.S. small & medium sized businesses export to Canada more than any other country.
  • In 2011 U.S. small to medium sized businesses accounted for more than $41 billion in exports to Canada.
  • Since 2004 the #1 Pennsylvania export market has been Canada.   
Why Export to Canada?
  • Canada accounts for 20% of total U.S. trade.
  • Canada is a member of NAFTA  (North American Free Trade Agreement), which allows trade to move more freely between our borders and eliminates tariffs.
  • Canadian companies are safe and trustworthy.
  • Transportation costs are low.
  • Canadian culture is similar to U.S. culture, plus there is little to no language barrier between the two. 
Interested? Join us for this 1-hour webinar that will cover the following:
  • General overview of the Canadian market with specific market opportunities
  • How to participate in Canadian government procurements
  • Ease of exporting to Canada & benefits of the Free Trade Agreement
  • Local, State & Federal export programs & resources to assist your company in Canada
This webinar is open to all industry sectors with the best market prospects coming from these fields: Aerospace, Automotive, Renewable Energy, Mining, Oil & Gas, Travel & Tourism, Power Generation, Safety & Security, Agricultural Products, Environmental Sectors, Information & Communication Technologies, Defense Products & Services

Presented by E-Magnify, the U.S. Commercial Service, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, Duquesne University Small Business Development Center, St. Vincent College Small Business Development Center, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Federal Certificate Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a national nonpartisan public policy organization that advocates on behalf of women business owners, has launched The WIPP Federal Contracting Certificate Program to provide women entrepreneurs with credentials, recognition, and tools to successfully compete in the federal marketplace.

Federal law mandates the U.S. Government to purchase at least five percent of its goods and services from women-owned small businesses (WOSBs), however, Barbara Kasoff, president of WIPP, says more than $4 billion is still up for grabs.

For more information and to enroll in The WIPP Federal Contracting Certificate Program, visit or email

Educational Resources 
WIPP provides several educational tools and resources to the women’s business community, such as Give Me 5 and ChallengeHER.

Give Me 5 is an online education program created by WIPP and American Express OPEN to educate women entrepreneurs on how to successfully navigate the federal contract marketplace through a full range of courses. You can access the Give Me 5 modules on the E-Magnify Training page.

ChallengeHER is an initiative created by the SBA, American Express OPEN and WIPP to help expand the reach of impact by the WOSB Federal Contract Program.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.