The uncertainty surrounding Brexit exactly when the government will invoke Article 50 and what sort of deal the UK will get from the EU is causing many SMEs to look beyond the historically easy pickings of the EU and towards the wider world for international trade.
Expansion through a roll out or hiring new staff is all part of growing a business, but it’s brought growing pains for Giles Fry and his business Snug Bars.
Global expansion is a natural step for companies looking to increase revenues beyond the home country so here’s how to launch a business overseas.
Describing Office Space in Town as very much a family business, Giles Fuchs joins Founders Diaries to reveal how he’s not afraid to take chances.
In was while boating down the River Thames in 2004 that Mike France and two others set in motion Christopher Ward, now a contributor to Founders Diaries.
Having built itself up to a portfolio of 41 stores, Wasabi has plans to add another 20 after agreeing a funding package with high street bank HSBC.
Following acquisition last year, online cleaning service Hassle.com has now pushed into 11 new cities across the UK. The company’s MD Sam James has told Real Business that growth and awareness will be achieved with a voice that is both fun and memorable – two things you wouldn’t usually associate with chores.
Many successful businesses aspire to develop a global strategy and expand into new territories. This move can be for various reasons, often to increase global market share, lower manufacturing costs or diversify customer base.
Reading the press and watching TV news coverage of the recent impeachment process of Dilma Roussef, you might think that Brazil is descending into chaos. However, now is a great time to grasp the nettle and exploit this market.
While the business capitals of the world continue to hog the headlines with fluctuating statistics and possible fall-outs, why aren’t more people talking about the business opportunities available in Africa, in particular its largest country, Nigeria
Michael Gould, founder and CTO at business planning and modelling business Anaplan, shares his experience of growing the business and advocates thinking on worldwide basis from the very beginning.
Founded in 2003 by Mark Flanagan, who remains managing director of the business, Shieldyourself has garnered itself a reputation for exceptional quality standards – something that was reflected in its attainment of a Commendation for Excellence in 2014. We quizzed Flanagan about how the use of software and apps has enabled the company to beat away the competition.