Success Stories

Export Navigator Success Story: Popov Leather

When your business is rapidly growing and you need a strategy to keep up with demand, Export Navigator advisors are ready to help.

Export Navigator provides free expert guidance to businesses that are expanding their sales strategy to reach new markets. In the Kootenay and Boundary region, export advisor Michael Hoher provides one-on-one support to business owners in the program.

One of the businesses Michael has worked with is Popov Leather, a hand-crafted leather goods manufacturer based in Nelson. The company has an online store with around 85% of sales coming from outside of Canada. Owner Ryan Popov contacted Export Navigator for help overcoming obstacles to international sales.

The pair worked together to identify opportunities to improve efficiency, grow their presence in foreign markets, and expand to meet new market demand.

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“Ever since we did the Export Navigator Program, our business has doubled in size every single year. It was the single greatest thing we’ve ever done for the business.”

Ryan Popov, Popov Leather
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