Preparing to export
Once you have taken the decision to export, it's important to put together a plan, aware that plans will usually change.
Developing new products helps keep your company relevant and competitive. Get information on how you go about it, and how to reduce the risks that come with investing in R&D.
Familiarising yourself with freight and labelling requirements will smooth the way when it comes to sending your products overseas.
Knowing how to create good a governance structure, and how to hire the right people at the right stage of your business journey, is crucial for success.
Get tips on money matters - getting paid, tax considerations and approaching investors.
Marketing, branding and promotional tactics can give you the edge over your competitors along with a well-articulated business pitch and excellent customer support.
Knowing who your competitors are, and recognising potential risks, will help you succeed in a new market.
Researching your markets before you start exporting will greatly reduce the risk of making costly mistakes.
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