Export Market Access

Export Market Access (EMA)

Description: A cost-sharing grant to help Ontario SMEs cover costs incurred to develop export sales in foreign markets.

Funding Details: 50% of eligible costs up to $30,000 per project.

Eligible Expenditures:

  • Marketing Tools: development of branding-related materials, promotional materials, and electronic media
  • Foreign Bidding Projects: bidding on foreign projects against foreign competition
  • Market Research: research done with the goal of providing more accurate international market targeting ($5000 maximum)
  • Direct Contacts: participating in international trade shows, exhibits, or fairs which are supported by third parties such as governments

Eligibility Requirements: Eligible companies must be small to medium-sized with 5 to 500 employees. They must be manufacturers with an export mandate with goods and services currently produced in Ontario. Company must have minimum annual sales of $500,000 and be currently established and operating in Ontario. Companies with annual sales between $300,000 and $500,000 should apply to the Early Stage Exporters program.

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How NorthBridge Will Assist With EMA and Other Funding Programs

NorthBridge has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with government funding programs. We will:

  • Listen and discuss past, present and future project activities.
  • Research and identify the appropriate and optimal government grant, tax incentive, loans, as well as private financing opportunities.
  • Take a hands-on approach to the application process and address relevant program objectives and criteria.
  • Become an in-house project manager for all types of government funding.
  • Interview the key employees and ask specific questions in order to make the right funding decisions.
  • Assist in writing the application and preparing all supporting documentation.
  • Assist with government reporting requirements.

To arrange for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our government funding experts contact us at: info@northbridgeconsultants.com

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