Preparing to Export

Free introductory workshops for businesses of all sectors that are new to exporting.

Who are they for?

Companies of all sectors that are:

  • Thinking about exporting for the first time
  • In the early stages of exporting

These workshops offer invaluable tools, expertise and insights to help develop export capabilities and business growth.

How do they work?

These dynamic workshops are interactive, fast-moving, and cover a lot of ground. You’ll walk away with a comprehensive action plan to take your business into exporting.

Key areas covered include: 

  • Market Analysis: Why export? A close look at your business, and what exporting opportunities best suit it
  • Market Entry: Identify your key target markets, then discover the best approach to market entry for your company
  • International finance, contracts and logistics: Learn more about the practical aspects of exporting - including basic legal issues such as protecting your intellectual property, and putting the right contact in place to get paid
  • How to draw up an export plan - a crucial starting point for success in international business

Looking for help?

Contact us today for help with your exporting enquiry

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How will my company benefit?

You'll benefit by:

  • Gaining practical knowledge and tools to help you seize business opportunities in overseas markets
  • Expanding your expertise in all aspects of international business
  • Learning to develop your export plans in synergy with dynamic business growth
  • Gaining the skills and confidence to ensure your business succeeds in overseas markets.

How much will it cost?

These workshops are free of charge but because funding is a form of EU State Aid, it could count towards your overall De Minimis Aid allowance. Each company is allowed a total of €200,000 in De Minimis Aid over a three-year period (with a lower limit for fisheries and some other categories).

Workshops are part funded through the European Regional Development Fund in partnership with Scottish Development International and HIE.

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