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Going Global: Where Fashion Retailers Should be Heading in 2015 – and How to Get There

The world of fashion retail is getting smaller, but it’s also becoming more complex. By this I mean the number of organizations expanding internationally is increasing – and the case for overseas growth is more compelling than ever – but each retailer is treading a different path on its voyage to going global.... read more


4 Steps to Successfully Launch Your Small Business in the US

RIGHT, so after years of blood, sweat, and tears growing your business in the UK, you’ve made the decision to expand into the US. Firstly, congratulations – it’s a hugely exciting milestone for any company and one that has the potential to be a game-changer. Secondly, get ready to do your homework; and lots of it.... read more


How to Manage Currency Risk: Tips for International Trade

International trade may be lucrative, but it also carries significant challenges. One of the biggest of these is currency risk, often inadequately handled by small businesses. You only need to glance across the channel for events affecting currency risk. The real possibility of Greece pulling out of the eurozone, the negotiations that its new government is having with creditors, area-wide deflation and a huge quantitative easing programme in place have seen GBP/EUR trade to seven year highs in recent weeks. This increase in volatility is one reason why it’s important to protect your bottom line with a robust foreign exchange (FX) strategy. Here are some tips on how best to address your FX strategy.... read more


Cracking China: Understanding What B2B Buyers Want

With B2B e-commerce on the rise, China is poised to become the world’s largest online B2B market worth an estimated $2.1 trillion by 2020*. B2B suppliers will need to take into account the values, motivations and expectations of Chinese buyers if they want to capitalize on the huge potential of this significant market segment. And that means acknowledging the growing dominance of a new breed of corporate buyer who’s making purchasing decisions independent of corporate purchasing channels.... read more


China: One BRIC at a Time

Beginning the export process to China has been one of the most significant milestones in the Trioni story so far. It’s been an interesting and rewarding journey, both personally and for the business. Believe it or not, China and the Far East was never an official part of the strategy; instead it was a simple case of ‘just a hunch’ mentality that led the team to take advantage of the opportunity when it arose.... read more


Exploring the Untapped Potential of China

There has been a lot of discussion about the untapped potential of China as a retail environment. Just last month, China overtook the United States as the world’s largest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund and has a population that’s four times bigger (1.357 billion vs. 316 million). Whilst the country’s love affair with big luxury goods – thanks to the rising number of high net worth individuals – is well documented, the growing middle-classes also have strong spending power.... read more


The Land of Gigantic Opportunities - Doing Business in Nigeria

A rising leader in Africa, with a GDP of over $500, Nigeria prides itself as the world’s 21st largest economy. Situated in West Africa, Nigeria is often referred to as the ‘Giant of Africa’ due to its large population and growing economic power.... read more


Online Marketplaces – Your Key to International Expansion

UK online retail exports are set to reach £60bn by 2018, according to a recent report by the IORMA Global Consumer Commerce Knowledge Centre. This means that for smaller retailers, there is a wealth of new opportunities and growth potential and a real chance to boost profits.... read more


A Warm Welcome Awaits UK Businesses in Kenya - Top Tips

As part of the East African community, Kenya boasts the largest GDP economy in South East and Central Africa, making it an attractive target for UK businesses.... read more


6 Top Tips for SMEs to Boost Cross-Border Trade

Online commerce currently represents over $1 trillion in sales per year and is forecast to nearly double in the next four years, according to Forrester research data. Consumers now have increased awareness of new e-shopping destinations - and are armed with multiple devices and payment methods to acquire unique products or cheaper deals not available in their own markets.... read more