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The Duggan International Group (Duggan International) is one of Canada’s foremost companies in business management consulting, training, international trade, inclusive economic development, research projects and strategic planning. We work with businesses, government, and trade associations that require outside resources for developing their operations locally and internationally. We find solutions for economic development and provide real-world advice to deliver successful project outcomes.
We are business development problem solvers and global change agents. Let us make the introduction, prepare the plan, research your market and deliver success. We take pride in understanding our clients’ needs, providing leading-edge skills and an external perspective to achieve your goals.
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“I came to know Darlene as a professional, that was able to get our business into contact with renown companies and government officials during the Dutch trade mission to Canada. Through perseverance and tact from her part, it made our trip to Canada a real success.”
– Johan Van Leeuwen, Principal, Blueforest Environmental Development
“We have worked with Darlene over the past several years and I have no hesitancy in recommending Darlene. She is a self-starter who delivers results.”
“The Duggan International Group assisted Lorax Systems with devising and implementing market penetration strategy of Europe. The company helped us identify key partners and clients and assisted in the sales process. We would definitely recommend the company on developing any business growth and sales plans domestically and internationally.”
“Duggan International has been instrumental in evolving our company to branch out into new directions to service the ocean community. We have developed a new division to include technical capabilities and project management. Her communication planning skills for branding our company in Atlantic Canada and across the world has been top notch. I would strongly recommend Duggan International’s services.”
“The Duggan International Group has worked with the Halifax Partnership and the Halifax Gateway on projects in Canada and Europe. The company was very beneficial in helping to make solid business connections for both incoming trade missions and event recruitment.”
“The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry has organised a Business Delegation to Toronto, Canada in October 2018. Darlene was in charge of organizing the Forum and the B2B Meetings that followed. We were extremely satisfied with Darlene’s service since she and her company have delivered 100% what we asked for. We now have a reliable partner in Toronto who we definitely recommend.”
“I have worked with Darlene in 2014 organizing a Trade Mission (to the Netherlands) for shipbuilding companies and Government Officials of the Newfoundland Area. This was a project where Darlene showed excellent organizational skills and gave her full support to us and the delegates in everything we needed. She guided the delegation in all aspects necessary and left us impressed with her charisma and hard work ethic. I truly enjoyed working with Darlene and look forward to any possible cooperation. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.”
“Darlene supported my efforts when I first looked into international marketing of my product. She proved herself to be very knowledgeable, competent and ethical. She has a solid network of associates and clients and her track record speaks for itself. I would not hesitate to use her again, should the opportunity present itself.”
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WE NOW HAVE A SATELLITE OFFICE IN TORONTO
Belize Export Diversification Project: Capacity Building for Agribusinesses
Contracted by the Commonwealth Secretariat in the UK and working with Beltrade, we worked for Belize companies on preparations to export food and beverage products to Europe.
Small Scale Manufacturing Report
Small scale manufacturers are the backbone of most economies. For 2019 we are preparing a report of this sector in Atlantic Canada.
Cleantech Asset Map
With our partner the Haisley Millar Group, we created a cleantech asset map for the Province of New Brunswick.
Inclusive Economic Development
- Indigenous Economic Leakage Study for the Province of New Brunswick 2021
- Developed study on Best Practices in Indigenous Procurement Policies 2020
- Developed Atlantic Canada Indigenous Business Directory
- Canadian Heritage and Sports Canada, Sustainable Strategy for Indigenous Participation in the Canada Games
- CCAB, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business – mentored Indigenous businesses across Canada on Capital Skills
New Modules for Webinars or One-on-One Mentoring:
- Basics Business Skills for New Entrepreneurs Business Goal Planning
- Registering a Business in Canada
- Pricing Your Products
- Preparing Your Business Plan
- Marketing and Sales Strategies
- Social Media – defining your target audience and writing content, working with influencers and measurement
- Building a Strong Brand Identity
- Selling Wholesale and Sales Channels
- Selling Online and Digital Platforms
- Writing Your Sales Pitch and Delivery
- Opening a business in Canada as an immigrant
- B2B Marketing Strategies
- Are You Ready to Export?
- Identifying Your Target Market, Selecting an Avatar and Product Positioning
- Trade Mission Etiquette
- Exhibiting at Trade Shows and Gathering Market Intelligence
- Succession Planning
- Implementing Experiential Tourism into Your Business Model
- Introduction to AI Tools
Wine Growers Nova Scotia Trade Mission to Denmark April 2024.
Training – Capital Skills and Developing a Business Plan. Diversity Institute and Centre for Women in Business 2023
Lead Generation and Matchmaking for trade mission to the USA from Atlantic Canada
Export Mentoring and Lead Generation for Welsh companies to Canada and the USA
Succession Planning Consulting for small businesses 2021 – 2022
NGen, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada Supercluster Project Monitor
Export to Europe and Sales Pitch Mentor USA, Atlantic Food and Beverage
Facilitator and Workshop Coordinator, Craft Hub Activator Program 2021
Developed study on Best Practices in Digital E-Commerce Platforms for Canadian Makers (Craft and Small Scale Manufacturers)
Competitor analysis and recommendations to attract international students to Canada to Global Affairs Canada.