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.
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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.
The weak pound has started to make itself felt. First Marmite-gate and now other food suppliers seem to be following suit – but when will household budgets and SMEs throughout the supply chain start to feel the pinch?
Entrepreneurs starting out 2017 with ambitious thoughts might want to think about having a crack at the US market, which is more accessible than ever for business travellers – as Real Business discovered.
New customer acquisition events and clients successes are great, but Nigel Shanahan is aware that he must take heed of valuable business learning points.
Jeremy Cook, chief economist at World First, the currency and international payments firm, discusses emerging markets and his predictions for 2017 in the second of a two part series.
What can we expect from the year ahead? Jeremy Cook, from World First, gives his 2017 economic predictions as part of an exclusive two-part series.
Expansion into new international markets has instilled in Paul Beasley the innate knowledge that a tailored and bespoke approach is fundamental each time.
Picking the tough US territory as a new market to crack, Adam Twidell explains how he went about building an operation for his fast-growth company there.