Mitzi Swanson (DIT Senior Adviser) will outline:
- An Introduction to DIT Export Advice and Services
- How Small Businesses should prepare for exporting
- Undersstanding and managing overseas business risks
This roadshow is interactive throughout and questions are encourage. Mitzi will be availalble after the presentation for companies wanting a private 10-minute one-on-one clinic session.
Exporting is GREAT is the government's initiative to inspire and support 100,000 additional exporters,
Academic research confirms that exporting companies are more productive than non-exporters. They achieve stronger financial performance and are more likely to stay in business.
Doing business overseas can lead directly to growth, improvements in efficiency levels and ideas for new products and services. Once a company has started to export to a new market this tends to increase confidence and ambition, leading to further growth.
Exporters using DIT’s help are around 50% more likely to report faster growth or exposure to new ideas.
DIT can give advice on whether a firm is ready to export. DIT can help with an export plan, counsel on the right markets and the right people to deal with in those markets, advise on grants for trade missions or overseas trade fairs, set up meetings, and generally help to make business happen.