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How to internationalise your business

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Scottish Enterprise

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Thinking about exporting?

Are you a business who would like to start exporting? Get ready to grow your business abroad with our help.

Scottish Development International in partnership with hosting an introductory Export workshop.
Learn how to reach international markets with confidence, even with Brexit impending, and get practical know-how on: International routes to market, International finance, Contracts and Logistics.
It’s the perfect primer for a company new to exporting and thinking about international growth.

What are the benefits?

  • How to effectively research and exploit international opportunities
  • What market entry options are right for your business
  • How to effectively navigate export documentation, from developing your international pricing strategy to what currency to be paid in
  • How to develop your value proposition for your international customer
  • Next steps for your business

You will also benefit from having the resources to develop your own international action plan to implement into your business and have the opportunity to network with other like-minded businesses.

Where and When?

Our introductory export workshop will be held at the Scottish Enterprise. You’ll need to attend the full workshop in order to complete the programme.

Workshops are usually held from 9.30am to 4.00 pm.
Scottish Enterprise's Preparing to Export Programme is fully funded to Scottish companies and is part funded through the European Structural and Investment Funds (Investing in a Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Future). You should note that this support is a form of state aid, and on attendance it will count towards your overall De Minimis allowance.

Who should attend?

If you’re an ambitious company ready to take on the challenge of developing your business internationally and your export capability, then this is for you.

What’s covered?

  • Market analysis - why export?, importance of export planning including starting to prepare for Brexit and the implications, selecting target markets, market research, basic legal issues, protecting your intellectual property
  • Market entry - routes to market and different options available, agency, distribution, licencing and partnership agreements, international marketing and sales, websites, e-commerce and social media, visiting the market, exhibitions and trade shows
  • International finance, contracts and logistics - new exporter’s checklist, budgeting and costing, export pricing, incoterms, vat, customs duties, tariffs, getting paid and currency, contracts and international terms and conditions, logistics and transportation
  • 1-2-1 Company Support and Preparation of Export Action Plan - all attendees will be helped to prepare an Export Action Plan to help them to achieve their objectives and understand how this fits into their overall strategy for export

How to attend

Places are limited so sign up quickly to secure your place.


De Minimis

Please note, It is your responsibility to track your De Minimis allowance.

The allowance for this workshop is £370.


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