Challenges to exporting: How to get started

What are the main barriers to exporting, and how are growing SMEs countering these obstacles?

In an exclusive round table discussion, Real Business and WorldFirst dissect the obstacles and opportunities for SMEs at every stage of business growth in identifying market opportunities when exporting.

Download this 3.5-minute video to hear from a panel of entrepreneurs and exporting experts on the main barriers to exporting and strategies to grow in our volatile economic climate.


  • Julianne Ponan, founder of free-from food company, Creative Nature
  • Ben Knight, co-founder of global digital marketing agency, Croud
  • Helen Wang, founder, Abakus Foods
  • Richard Valtr, founder, hotel management platform, Mews
  • Parveen Thornhill, Head of London & Devolved Administrations, Department for International Trade
  • Oliver Whelan, Head of Corporate Acquisition EMEA, World First
Moderator: Praseeda Nair, Real Business