TM Couture, the cut-and-sew division of Montreal-based mattress ticking manufacturer Maxime Knitting, has been selected to participate in the SME Passport program, which helps small and medium-sized businesses increase their exports.
The 18-month program, offered by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and Quebec International, provides financial analysis, expert advice, training and networking to companies with annual gross sales between $1 million and $25 million (Canadian). According to the SME Passport website, its benefits are valued at more than $25,000.
Criteria used to assess program participants include their perceived competitive advantages, roster of products or services, financial standing and resources, management’s commitment to the program and more.
“Our participation in this edition of SME Passport is a great opportunity for our company,” said Maxime Theriault, president of Maxime Knitting. “The support and expertise of the many partners who partake in the program will allow us to explore the international avenues we intend to pursue. Furthermore, it will help develop TM Couture’s strategy for internationalization.”