Create a detailed export plan

Create a detailed export plan

Once you have identified and researched your export market, you then need to put together a comprehensive export business plan. This is especially important if you are going to apply to third parties for funding. Your plan will need to be flexible as it will need to change as new challenges and opportunities present themselves. 

Your plan to successful exporting should include cover the following:

Take professional advice. Even if you think you know a market, there may be something you missed.

Check that your intellectual property rights and any trademarks are protected.

Useful links:

DIT Business Planning – web based information on creating a business plan for exporting.

Growth Hub - advice on creating a business plan

UK Export Finance - is the UK’s export credit agency, providing insurance to exporters, guarantees to banks providing export finance and loans to overseas buyers of goods and services from the UK.

The Department for International Trade - there to help your business make connections overseas.

Extend your Global Reach - helps SMEs with a good track record in exporting to compete in emerging markets.

Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) - helps businesses at any stage of exporting - from finding opportunities to setting up in another country.

The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) - helps ambitious businesses innovate and grow internationally by providing expert advice and support for businesses looking to succeed in new markets.

New Markets - is an online tool that can provide companies with help on exporting their products and services.

Export for Growth - providing support to help navigate the labyrinth of funding and investment sources.

Export Working Capital Scheme - local high street banks working in association with the UK government to provide funds for exporting

Growth hub providers – help with exporting

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