Always eager to cover both sides of the argument, Real Business canvassed the opinion of entrepreneurs and business owners on both sides of the European Union membership debate – producing some fascinating and explosive comments.
As the UK economy starts to recover, export activity will be critical to sustaining growth. However, there are several key factors to consider before the international stage becomes feasible – but as with most things, everything becomes easier when you know the tricks of the trade.
Ecommerce is booming in Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are collectively the BRIC countries. This is not surprising when you consider they represent 25 per cent of the world’s land mass, 40 per cent of the world’s population and a total market value of $221bn (£141.08). The number of internet users likewise is staggering; 642m in China, 243m in India, 108m in Brazil and 85m in Russia.
In terms of online growth, Russia offers huge potential for companies looking to expand their business.