Are you ready to take your products or services to new markets?

We are here to help!

Whether you are curious about export or you have begun to do business internationally, our Export Consultant can provide assistance. By breaking exporting into steps, we simplify and clarify the process of taking your product or service to the global stage. We provide services at each step in the process, to guide you along the export continuum from curiosity to action.

Take our export readiness quiz.

Adapted from Export Quiz: Are you ready? Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting, A Team Canada Inc. Publication

Our export consulting services are free of charge and available to any woman in Newfoundland and Labrador interested in entering new markets. Contact me at, and we’ll explore opportunities to grow your business internationally.

Deborah Youden

Export Consultant, NLOWE

Gateway to Trade - ongoing now!

This program began on Monday, February 14, 2022, and will run for eight weeks.  For more information please contact Deborah Youden, Export Consultant via email at or tell: (709) 699-1765

This competency-based training program is uniquely tailored to support service and product providers in improving their export readiness.

A 4-stage, logical approach takes participants through 12 modules of export preparation. The training is practical and hands-on, incorporating exercises and supporting participants (including coaching) in developing their export plans.

Program Objective

To enhance the export capacity of businesses, leading to the development of an export plan.


Women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the following sectors, either currently exporting, or considering exporting: business and professional services, educational services, health and wellness tourism, creative and cultural services, IT services, manufacturing, and others.

Program Format

Eight weeks (16 hours) training delivered by certified Trade Trainers, combined with online and coaching support in developing export plans. Tentative Timeline: FEB – MARCH 2022.

Program Cost
NLOWE Members: $150 + HST I Non-Members: $200 + HST. NLOWE will refund half of this cost upon successful completion of the course
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Export Curious

You do not know much about exporting but you would like to know more. Your Business Advisor can arrange a meeting with our Export Consultant to discuss your business and exporting goals.

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Export Diagnostic

You are seriously considering exporting. Together with our partners in trade, we work through a detailed analysis of your business capabilities and potential for growth in new markets.

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Export Preparation

You have identified potential opportunities for export. We will equip you with the general knowledge, information, and training that you will need to explore opportunities internationally.

Export Ready

You are ready to enter a new market. We will help you make the contacts and schedule the meetings that you need to break into the marketplace.

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Export Development

You have visited potential new markets and made some great connections. We will help you develop and solidify those relationships and offer support through trade missions and conferences.

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Export Activity

You are an exporter. We will provide you with ongoing assistance and resources to help you grow and maintain a presence in this new market.

Contact NLOWE:

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2nd Floor, Regatta Plaza

84-86 Elizabeth Avenue

St. John's, NL,  A1A 1W7