Canada is one of the most accessible countries for US importers and exporters. Its closeness, the strong and stable legal structure, as well as similar business practices, language and culture make it a great opportunity for any US small business.
Since the currency of our northern neighbors is usually valued below the USD, you may get goods, parts, or even services cheaper than in the US. The size of the market is significant and most consumers regularly use the internet for making purchases, which provides many opportunities for US-based small businesses active in ecommerce.
Lately, more and more Canadian small businesses have been turning to ecommerce when looking for office supplies or other B2B products, offering a new niche for US companies targeting businesses. In addition, Canada’s environmental and energy industries provide many new opportunities, including sectors like renewable energy, oil and gas, and mining.