If you’ve travelled overseas for a meeting, you’ll want it to go well, yet there are major business etiquette fails that Brits are making on their travels.
If businesses don’t move with the times, they risk being left behind – expanding your brand means getting on board with new technology, even if it’s outside your comfort zone.
Despite the economic climate and uncertainty face, overseas trading can be managed by SMEs – here’s what to expect when you’re exporting.
Many working abroad will consider holding a job beyond their native borders an incredible experience, but doing so can also be quite damaging for wallet.
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.
World First recently held the Think Global event in London to help SMEs looking to make their mark overseas and achieve exporting success.
On 11 October 2016, World First held its first inaugural Think Global event – aimed at burgeoning exporters and SMEs looking to grow business overseas.
The majority (59 percent) of British retail decision-makers consider the US to be the most important retail e-commerce market, despite the fact that less than half (44 per cent) of UK retailers currently sell to the US.
With the Amazon Growing Business Awards taking place on Wednesday 30 November 2016, now is the perfect time to look back over some of the previous winners – specifically the champions of the exporting category.
Trading overseas can have many benefits. But finding those international leads can be so difficult, and so prohibitively expensive, that many exporting businesses feel landlocked. The question is, where to begin?
When it comes to expanding your business overseas, simply finding or transferring the right staff isn’t the only consideration. Relocating to a new country is a life-change for an employee, and supporting them through this process is vital in ensuring that they perform to the best of their ability, and stay in the role.
After taking back its title of being the UK's biggest music retailer, HMV has looked overseas for further growth opportunities – starting with a licensing agreement.