Export Montréal Ouest (ExMO), a regional export assistance service, invites companies to apply for the new MercadOr-ExMO awards: 2 categories are available: “New Exporter” or “Export Leader”. A prestigious award, the MercadOr highlights the place held by exports in the Québec economy. Over the years, this award has grown in stature and has come to be […]
ExMO prepared a detailed business case for the target export market we chose for an export assistance program. They were able to identify the market potential and share of market we could capture by focusing on specific channels. ExMO truly took the time to understand our operations and proactively recommended how to implement improvements in areas that would add value to our products and how to position ourselves in the international market. In short, not only did we improve our chances to get accepted for the government program, but we have a better handle on the target export market.
We gave Export Montréal Ouest (ExMO) the mandate to identify potential consultants in the cosmetics sector and in specific geographic markets for our company, Canus Goat’s Milk Skin Care. ExMO explained to us that the mandate would be conducted simultaneously on two levels :
- Contact with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service – The Trade Commissioners in foreign offices have good knowledge of their markets and a solid network of contacts to assist companies with their search for customers, distributors, and in this case, consultants.
- ExMO research – In parallel, ExMO conducted research using their access to databases as well as a solid network of contacts.
ExMO replied to our needs in a very short time delay by optimizing their data resources as well as relationships with the Canadian trade commissioners in Europe. Without their help, this work would have taken WECO many months to realize. The final report presented by ExMO is a valuable resource for our continued development in this market.
The SODIL is a very proactive organization and its role is thoroughly appreciated. The organization is an exceptional source of information and I highly recommend any entrepreneur engaging in exports seek their advice.