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The world is looking for business - switch on to your international potential at Preparing to Export, our one-day introductory workshop!
Who's it for?
Companies of all sectors that are:
- thinking about exporting for the first time
- in the early stages of exporting.
The workshop offers invaluable tools, expertise and insights to help develop export capabilities and grow business.
How does it work?
This dynamic one-day workshop is interactive, fast-moving, and covers a lot of ground. You’ll walk away with a fully-formulated action plan to take your business into exporting.
Key areas covered
- Market Analysis: Why export? A close look at your business, and what exporting opportunities best suit it.
- Market Entry: Identify your key target markets, then discover the best approach to market entry for your company.
- International finance, contracts and logistics: Learn more about the practical aspects of exporting - including basic legal issues such as protecting your intellectual property, and putting the right contact in place to get paid.
- How to draw up an export plan - a crucial starting point for success in international business.
How your company benefits
- Practical knowledge and tools to help you seize business opportunities in overseas markets
- Expand your expertise in all aspects of international business
- Learn to develop your export plans in synergy with dynamic business growth
- Gain the skills & confidence to ensure your business succeeds in overseas markets
Numbers are restricted and places in high demand - make sure you don’t miss out!
For other courses and advice on international trade visit www.hie.co.uk/InternationalTrade
Previous workshop participant in Preparing to Export:
"I can't imagine there is a single part of the course that won't be applicable in the long/short term future."
Preparing to Export is run by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, in partnership with Scottish Development International. The course is free of charge, but because it’s a form of EU State Aid, it counts towards your overall De Minimis Aid allowance. Each company is allowed a total of €200,000 in De Minimis Aid over a 3-year period (with a lower limit for fisheries and some other categories).