For thousands of years, global trade was built on the flow of goods along the infamous Silk Roads – and it still holds numerous exporting opportunities for UK businesses today.
Political upheaval has sent SMEs in search of new trading destinations. 2016 was an unpredictable year and small businesses in the UK have had to deal with a lot of uncertainty – much of which is ongoing.
Following the European referendum, many businesses were left vulnerable, with lessened chances of growth due to the weak pound.
Yorkshire firm Fusion Bags sells bagpipe bags to Brazil, guitar bags to Germany and ukulele bags to the US, so co-founder Nicole Szekeres has plenty of exporting advice to offer.
To see what’s on offer when it comes to business travel in 2017, Real Business had a look at the Norwegian Premium service and its Silicon Valley offering.
So far in this two part exploration of Brexit-Britain, we have explored the potential disadvantages for small businesses in the UK. Now, we turn our attention to the silver linings and post-EU opportunities.
In this two-part exploration of the reality of Brexit, we explore the potential disadvantages and opportunities afforded to small businesses in the UK post-EU. In order to ensure we end things on a high, let’s kick things off with the disadvantages.
In the latest Barclays’ SME Hopes and Fears Index, exporting and international business growth opportunities were voted by businesses as the second most important influence on growth in 2017 at 30 per cent.
The major shift in the political landscape on both sides of the pond has also had a profound impact on the decision for many businesses on whether or not to expand their operations and begin international trading overseas.
As Britain’s ecommerce market matures, many savvy retailers are looking internationally to drive sales and growth this year – and the US ecommerce market is on the radar.
Currency fluctuations are affected by political decisions all around the world. With that in mind, here World First provides an overview of how South East Asia countries may react to Trump’s election victory in 2017.
Companies of all sizes need to stay clued up about the strengths and weaknesses of all the currencies they operate in. Here’s a 2017 overview of the non-EU European countries.