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Exporting for beginners

Preparing to Export

Discover how we can help you on your exporting journey and grow your business.

Preparing to export

New programme starting January 2024!

Our Preparing to Export programme is now being delivered online and we’re recruiting businesses to join the next group. If you're new to exporting or looking to expand on an early exporting experience, this programme offers the support and training resources you need to create and deliver a comprehensive plan.

This introductory service helps companies prepare to export. Get information on market analysis, international finance and support for market entry. We'll help you to prepare a practical export plan to help your business grow in new markets, and you'll get the help you need to put the theory into practice.


If you are based in the Highlands and Islands and are interested, please for advice on applying.

Want to know more?

The Preparing to Export programme is delivered in partnership across Scotland. Find out more about the programme on the Preparing to Export website.  

HIE gave us the confidence to believe that exporting was possible, so, my advice to businesses who are put off or scared by export markets is don't be.
Martin Murray, Owner and Distillers, Dunnet Bay Distillers

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