Explore your Export Potential
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)
Truro, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
International trade can help your business strengthen and grow. With the right support and knowledge exporting can be rewarding, less risky and provide a more sustainable market than the UK.
New customers, improved cash flow, higher profitability levels, seasonal offset, easier sales and getting a competitive advantage are some of the potential export benefits explored in this workshop led by Chairman of Export Cornwall David Bone.
The workshop is ‘Management Time’ – not training – and will give you the opportunity to consider everything in the context of your own business. Gaining a good understanding will help you make informed decisions about the best ways to identify, approach and develop your international trade opportunities.
Key topics covered by this complementary event include:
- Export as a strategic priority in your business – why export?
- How to create a low risk high return Export Plan
- How to identify overseas opportunity
- Understanding how to get started
- Recognising the wide variety of support available to you
- How to get the most out of UK Trade & Investment support services
When & Where
Are you Eligible for Export Cornwall?
Eligibility Criteria The following sectors are excluded – transport/distribution, retail, wholesale, financial service, agriculture and fisheries, provision of services which are also provided by the state e.g. healthcare/education, Hospitality (some but not all including tourism and food and beverage services), manufacture of synthetic fibre textiles, food processing which is close to agriculture, such as cheese and meat processing, shipbuilding.
Other sectors are eligible if the business is a Small or Medium Enterprise, i.e. less than 250 employees and with a balance sheet value of less than €43m, based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; not more than 25% owned by a company that is not an SME; committed to growth; prepared to share their financial data with the project; implementing a project based on SFBB enabled technology.