Eastern Canada International Consultants (ECIC) is a division of Central Consulting Services Inc., and has participated in a number of international development projects, assisting Newfoundland & Labrador companies from a broad range of industries in the development of export markets, technology transfer initiatives and project administration as both project partners and project leaders. The provision of such international consulting services requires ECIC to overcome a number of challenges, which are expected in the entrance into any new international markets. ECIC’s continuing growth and success can be attributed to the abilities of its expert team of professionals, as well as key relationships with a number of domestic and internationally-oriented agencies, including the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Export Development Canada (EDC), Industry Canada, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), and the National Research Council (NRC).
In assisting its clientele to pursue development projects abroad, ECIC has developed expertise and experience in addressing the following considerations for entrance into any international market:
- Acceptable business practices;
- Domestic contacts and associates – network formation;
- International contacts and associates – network formation;
- Assessment of international partnership opportunities;
- Demographic characteristics of stakeholders;
- Psychographic characteristics of stakeholders;
- Cultural characteristics of stakeholders and region(s);
- Social issues and characteristics of stakeholders and region(s);
- Economic characteristics of stakeholders and region(s);
- Political issues and characteristics;
International Consulting Services
ECIC provides a range of consulting services to international and domestic organizations, including the following:
Business planning and assessment services may include the preparation of comprehensive business and/or marketing plans, preparation of situational analyses and/or diagnostic assessments, sourcing of business capital by preparing proposals for lending institutions or government agencies. Additional business planning and assessment services may include the identification of human resource considerations or the preparation of job descriptions and/or organizational models.
Resource management services may include the provision of assistance to clients in facility planning, operations and management planning and/or supply chain considerations.
Financial Planning may include financial projections necessary for business plans, as well as budgeting, financial statement analysis, debt retirement and/or management, expansion planning and assessing funding requirements.
Research & development services may include assistance in technical project planning and documentation, and assistance with the identification and resolution of financial and taxation implications. Research & development services may also include assistance in the implementation of international technology transfer initiatives.