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

<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 receiving payments:</b> You need to ensure that the payment mechanism for your product protects you by getting most or all of the money before you lose control of your …

Exporting: So Much Better

<b>Name:</b> So Much Better Ltd<b><br>City:</b> Chorley<b><br>Website:</b> somuchbetteronlinemarketing.com/<p>Exporting does not always mean selling widgets overseas. As I've discovered, it is possible to export your talent and skills, even in a market that is often considered to be saturated.My business, So Much Better, provides …

Q&A roundup: identifying future export trends

<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 profile visits from the prime minister to key overseas partners are happening all the time. Usually, ministers are accompanied by a trade delegation, who use the …

Live Q&A: Exporting advice for small businesses

You’ve got a successful product or service at home, but should you brave it abroad? Exporting can bring huge benefits to a business, but it also brings with it a raft of uncertainties. Which market would be best for your product or service? Do you need to tweak your brand? How do you find the right …

How I began exporting milk to China

It’s difficult to fit all that has happened over the past two years into 700 words. Exporting to China has been an interesting and rewarding journey, both personally and for the business. Trioni has been through rapid expansion since we started trading internationally in 2012, yet China was never …

Five exporting myths busted

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 - from those who employ a handful of people to large multinationals - to export successfully. Of the 48,000 companies we helped last year, 89% were small …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Exporting to new markets,Guardian Small Business Network,Small business,Business,Healthcare industry<p>Pressure-care provider Direct Healthcare Services grew to reach 19 new markets in three short years. <b>Graham Ewart</b> explains how<p>Our first foray into exporting came three years ago. We manufacture …

Exporting: your top 10 questions answered

Successful exporting begins with strong research. The decision to sell overseas is a big step, but one which can pay off enormously. Many entrepreneurs have doubts about exporting and seek answers to their questions before embarking on their mission abroad. Here successful exporters help to answer …

New to exporting? Follow this advice from the experts

Specialists at the Trade Boost manufacturing seminar share their tips for exporting to new markets<br>• 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 …

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 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> …

How to delete 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 …

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 …

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>Entrepreneurs and logistics experts gathered at The Guardian’s Trade Boost retail event, sponsored by UPS, to share the best approaches to exporting. For those who missed …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Do your homework if you want to succeed overseas

Exporting to new markets,Guardian Small Business Network,Business,Small business,Entrepreneurs<p>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 …

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