Ann Worth has a breadth of experience and knowledge that spans more than 2 decades and covers small business, not for profit organizations and large corporate entities. One area of expertise is export market potential and export readiness. Ann is going to take this expertise and apply it to assessing a small business for export readiness. Her experience as a business owner in specialty food business brings a practical approach to examinng your own small business operations.
Leveraging 26 years of experience in the Atlantic Canada business environment, Worth Consulting Group (WCG), led by President and Owner Ann Worth provides professional consulting services to a multitude of private and public organizations with a specialty in project management, research, consultation and export market development services across multiple sectors specializing in food, advanced manufacturing, bioscience, consumer products, tourism, professional services and ICT.
WCG has spearheaded 17 delegations on international trade missions to global markets including the United States, Europe, South America, Mexico and various Islands in the Caribbean. Inbound and outbound trade events, research projects, strategic assessments and planning, company mentoring, delivery of export training and trade show participation round out project experience highlights in the past decade. Recognized as an accomplished competitive intelligence practitioner, Ann has made numerous public and industry presentations on marketplace conditions, consumer trends, export readiness and export assessment and planning.
WCG core competencies include project management, research, marketing and market readiness, matching buyers and sellers in foreign markets, mentoring, trade show support and strategic planning and consultation services. Worth Consulting Group have on an ongoing basis provided direct teaching, mentoring and knowledge transfer support to specialty food and beverage companies in various International markets. This assistance has helped enable existing and potential enterprises to comply with the established procedures and regulations relating to packaging, labelling and market entry for specialty foods across multiple international markets. In addition, Worth Consulting Group offer past experience and current expertise to help clients develop a full range of resources which simplify the requirements and provide step by step instructions to assist the exporter in navigating the export process, shipping products and developing appropriate market entry strategies for their businesses.
Why does Worth Consulting Group have such a keen understanding of the challenges of the specialty food and beverage producer / manufacturer? Beyond almost two decades of work experience in this area, President Ann Worth has owned her own specialty food business for over a decade. The entity, A Little Gift www.alittlegift.ca , a Canadian maple syrup producer and gift supplier has provided working ownership experience in the specialty food trade – invaluable as a point of reference in the provision of consulting services. From labelling to packaging to regulatory challenges to market development, we understand the challenges of the specialty food company first hand as a result of over a decade of direct food company ownership.