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Q&A roundup: A beginner's guide to exporting

What are the pros and cons of exporting to the US, Europe and China? Our panel of experts had plenty of advice for those eyeing up lucrative export markets abroad<p><i>James Hardy is the head of Europe for</i> <i>Alibaba.com</i><i>, a global e-commerce platform for small businesses around the world.</i><p><b>Be savvy with</b> …

Exporting: So Much Better

"The key element to my export success has been fine tuning my communications. If you're working with overseas clients, they need to be confident that you can respond in a timely manner to their needs"<p><b>Name:</b> So Much Better Ltd<b><br>City:</b> Chorley<b><br>Website:</b> somuchbetteronlinemarketing.com/<p>Exporting does not …

Q&A roundup: identifying future export trends

What are the latest trends in exporting? Our expert panel had tips on profitable markets, the advantages of a British brand and the nitty gritty of how to sell abroad<p><i>Rory Pereira is the south-east's deputy regional director for</i> <i>UKTI</i><i>, the government's exporting department.</i><p><b>On 'brand Britain':</b> High …

Live Q&A: Exporting advice for small businesses

Do you have a question about exporting? We’re hosting a live Q&A on Friday November 14 between 1pm and 2pm when an expert panel will be offering advice and guidance<p>You’ve got a successful product or service at home, but should you brave it abroad? Exporting can bring huge benefits to a business, …

How I began exporting milk to China

With British products highly regarded in China, Welsh dairy farm Trioni seized a timely opportunity to sell its product there • Expert exporting advice for small businesses<p>It’s difficult to fit all that has happened over the past two years into 700 words. Exporting to China has been an interesting …

Five exporting myths busted

No company is too small to export, says UK Trade & Investment chief executive Dominic Jermey Read more: Live Q&A: Exporting advice for small businesses<p>1. <b>Exporting is only for large companies, I’m too small</b><p>No company is too small to export. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helps a range of companies - …

How to make the world your oyster as an exporter

From choosing new markets to securing funding, we tell you where to go for advice and support<p>Manufacturers account for nearly half of all UK exports, far more than other sectors of the economy. But that still leaves room for growth. Here are some resources to help you get started or step up your …

Economic Development

Exporters: how to work in different currencies

Many exporters worry about handling finances, but you don’t need to become a currency speculator to get it right<p>The government spent the end of last year extolling the virtues of exporting and SME owners know that opening up new markets in other countries could be a very welcome way of improving …

Forex

Is there ever a case for exporting before you’re ready?

For Neighbourly, the opportunity to expand into the Netherlands was too tempting to turn down – even though the company was not fully established<p>As a small business owner, I thought exporting would come only when we were fully established in our launch market. And yet, Neighbourly – the …

Innovation

New to exporting? Don't let fear hold you back

Pressure-care provider Direct Healthcare Services grew to reach 19 new markets in three short years. Graham Ewart explains how<p>Our first foray into exporting came three years ago. We manufacture pressure-care products (such as specialist mattresses and cushions) for the healthcare market. By working …

Israeli Government

Exporting: your top 10 questions answered

Looking to sell overseas but don’t know where to start? Entrepreneurs reveal the answers to the big questions all small businesses must consider<p>Successful exporting begins with strong research. The decision to sell overseas is a big step, but one which can pay off enormously. Many entrepreneurs …

New to exporting? Follow this advice from the experts

Specialists at the Trade Boost manufacturing seminar share their tips for exporting to new markets • Manufacturing exports: advice and insight from our Trade Boost event<p>If you are new to exporting, where do you start? On Wednesday 18 November the Guardian Small Business Network hosted a seminar in …

Small Business

Five vital steps to set up a successful manufacturing business

Building a support network, finding a factory and nailing down your business model are among the essential elements to make your company profitable<p>Are you ready to be a manufacturer? Setting up a manufacturing business is a huge financial commitment and once you’ve employed people it’s also a great …

Small Business

Small business advice: how do I start exporting?

You may have set your sights on expanding overseas, but is your business ready? Columnist James Caan shares his tips<p>Do you have a dilemma? Email smallbusinessnetwork@guardian.co.uk<p><i>Every fortnight a small business owner asks James Caan for advice. This week, a reader asks:</i> <i>How do I decide which</i> …

Small Business

How to delete all your Google history and data

It’s probably safe to say Google knows us better than even our closest friends and relatives. Seriously, the search giant stores all the internet history that goes through any of their products or services. And that is saying a lot, considering Google is pretty much everywhere.<p>Thankfully, they are …

Google

The opportunity is there ... so is your business export ready?

For some it’s getting unexpected orders from overseas and for others it’s spotting a gap in the market. But how do you know when you are ready to trade abroad?<p>Among this year’s Christmas television adverts pushing telescope delivery by balloon and endless offers on food and wine, business owners …

Small Business

Five expert tips on exporting

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and the founder of Made.com were among those who offered advice at the Guardian Trade Boost retail event<p>Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen: ‘Let’s sell sexy Britain to the world’<p>Entrepreneurs and logistics experts gathered at The Guardian’s Trade Boost retail event, sponsored by UPS, …

Small Business

How would you fare at the global negotiating table?

You’re a great negotiator at home, but how would you fare on the world stage? Strong negotiating skills in one culture can actually be a disadvantage …

Saudi Arabia

Educating Your Self about Import Export

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5 methods to build a more efficient procurement strategy

Besides following a standard sourcing procedure, there are several actions companies must take to ensure that they have an efficient procurement …

Rationalization

4 lessons learned from famous market entry successes

Entering a new market can be a gold mine for companies. However, if there are any missteps, it can also be a disaster.<p>Here is a look at some lessons …

Which pricing strategy is the best fit for your international marketing plan?

There is a direct link between the factors influencing price setting and a company’s marketing strategy. The pricing strategy will depend on the …

North America

International business etiquette: what's it like in your country?

What’s polite in one part of the world could be highly offensive in another. Tell us about the business culture where you work<p>We might live in a global world but each nation has its own set of manners.<p>The rules around etiquette vary around the world and what is regarded as polite behaviour in one …

Etiquette

14 email etiquette rules every professional should know

But despite the fact that we're glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals <i>still</i> don't know how to use email appropriately.<p>In fact, because of the sheer volume of messages we're reading and writing each day, we may be more prone to making embarrassing …

Employment

Do your homework if you want to succeed overseas

Exporting into foreign markets can take your business to the next level, but only if you know who you are selling to, writes James Caan<p>According to the Confederation of British Industry, only one in five SMEs exports, however businesses are 11% more likely to succeed if they do. Expanding overseas …

Small Business