The Export Plan – An Introduction to Exporting

Global trade will likely dominate discussion again in 2020, whether it be through the next chapter of the Brexit saga or trade wars between the USA and China. Whatever happens, there will always be opportunities for businesses to enter new markets and increase their international sales.

As with anything, though, exporting is a lot easier if you take the time to learn how to do it properly.

Drawing on their comprehensive research into SMEs export optimism and performance in the UK, Bibby Financial Services (BFS) advise on how businesses can prepare for and make the most of export opportunities in the year ahead.

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They are joined by recent Export Action Plan competition winners The Bshirt:

The Open to Export Competition

The Open to Export Action Plan is an intuitive online planning tool which takes you through 5 key steps to export success. It is simple to use and works by asking you to complete tasks and set actions, helping you to establish what you need to know and do to start selling overseas.

Once you have completed the steps, you will generate an action plan which is a brilliant showpiece to take to your bank, business advisor or international trade advisor. You can also enter your plan into one of our regular competitions for the chance to win £3000 towards its implementation.

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Export Action Plan