Preparation is the key to successful exporting. There are many things to consider before your company enters new markets and preparing properly can help achieve the results you want.
Whatever your current level of expertise our Preparing to Export programme, can help develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to grow your company overseas.
This free programme can help you:
Any company based in the Highlands and Islands is eligible to apply.
The Preparing to Export programme includes two courses tailored to different stages of export development – suitable for all – from novice to more experienced exporters.
If you’re completely new to exporting our introductory programme is a good place to start. Fast-track your skills and knowledge of international market research, finance, contracts and logistics.
The introductory course is seminar-based and is normally held over two days.
The introductory content covers:
New exporter’s checklist
Each topic features advice and guidance from experienced exporters who will ensure that your company is equipped to succeed in new markets.
If you’re already operating in two to three markets, then you can develop your skills further through our intermediate programme to target opportunities in new markets.
The intermediate course is seminar-based and runs over six-days (averaging 2 modules each day).
Intermediate content covers introductions to export plans, aspirations and challenges, followed by 12 modules:
To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Preparing to Export course is part of an international trade programme delivered in the Highlands and Islands by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in partnership with Scottish Development International (SDI) with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).