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Foreign Languages and Exporting: is it all Dutch for UK SMEs?

Napoleon Bonaparte was once supposed to have quipped that England was a nation of shopkeepers: 'L'Angleterre est une nation de boutiquiers." Although clearly meant disparagingly, the UK should embrace this view the world has of it: a country of small businesses that form the backbone of Britain. ... read more


A Template for International Failure

The world is rife with opportunities for international e-commerce. For example, China has more Internet users than any other country (more than 642 million, 22% of the world’s internet population); Nigeria has the fastest growing number of internet users (16% year on year); and Canada has the highest rate of internet penetration within the top 20 country rankings (92% of population). However, businesses looking to expand into these regions must assume that booming internet economies are where these countries’ similarities end. ... read more


Thinking About cross-border trade? 5 Steps to Help you Expand your Retail Business Overseas

In the past, selling internationally was seen as something achievable only for larger companies with international hubs, warehousing abroad, comprehensive back-office support and thousands of employees. However, with the general growth of the global e-commerce landscape and a shift in shopping habits, more and more retailers of all sizes are discovering that going global is not only a possibility, but also a necessity in today’s economy. ... read more


Exporting Perils Every SME Should Avoid

With the UK economy thriving, it’s no surprise that many SMEs are looking abroad to expand and grow their business. A fact supported by a report from the American Express FX International Payments which revealed that around 73% of UK businesses are looking overseas.... read more


New Markets. New Opportunities.

MINT. Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey. Or maybe it’s CIVETS. Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa. Either way, for anyone engaged in international business, ‘CIVETS’ and ‘MINT’ are both increasingly shorthand for taking the long view. Rich with possibilities, these young, vibrant new economies are just starting to flex their muscles, but by 2050 many are projected to make up the top 20 contributors to global GDP.[url=]louis vuitton pas cher[/url] [url=]louboutin femme pas cher[/url] [url=]jordan pas cher[/url] [url=]air max pas cher[/url] [url=]sac a main louis vuitton pas cher[/url] [url=]longchamp pliage pas cher[/url] ... read more


Capitalising on a Trade Mission

The previous articles discussed how to prepare for a trade mission: a purpose-designed international business visit often arranged in conjunction with trade bodies, UKTI and partner banks. This article looks at the all-important work that needs to be done during the trade mission and the vital follow up needed to truly capitalise on the experience.Christian Louboutin Uk shoes sac louis vuitton pas cher air max 90 pas cher sac à main longchamp soldes ... read more


The Logistics of International Expansion

Thanks to the growing popularity of online shopping, even the smallest companies now have access to potential customers all over the world. A useful stepping stone for many fledgling businesses is the ability to not only sell through their own e-commerce shops but to also list products on various online marketplaces like eBay and amazon. With more international products available via these channels, consumers are becoming more used to cross-border shopping.[url=]sac louis vuitton pas cher[/url] [url=]nike air max pas cher[/url] [url=]longchamp soldes[/url] [url=]louis vuitton pas cher[/url] [url=]nike air jordan pas cher[/url] [url=]louboutin pas cher[/url] ... read more


Going Global: Top Tips for Businesses Expanding into New Territories

It is not an exaggeration to say that the internet has rewritten the rules on international business. It is now quicker, simpler and more economical than ever before for companies to test out new markets. In fact, the eCommerce export market for the retail, travel, content and leisure sectors is set to be worth £45bn by 2020 - so just imagine what this would amount to if all sectors pursued this opportunity.... read more


New flexibilities for General Director Function in Russia

Starting from the 1st of September, a company may have more than one general director, according to the amendments to the Russian Civil Code. Moreover, the number of general directors is not limited. Companies may decide in their charter which transactions may be concluded by a specific general director or which transactions and decisions require the approval of all or several general directors. ... read more


Preparing for a Trade Mission — One Week to Go

So far we have looked at what you can do to make the most of your forthcoming overseas business visit. The last week is a crucial time, as you finalise details and ensure you’ve got everything you need. In this final week, the thing you should most often be thinking is “what have I forgotten?”... read more