SMEs and start-ups are facing some serious challenges as they begin to go international far earlier in their development than ever before.
Expanding your business overseas is much simpler than many SME owners realise, Matt Barker of top tech company mpb.com shares his insights.
A subsidised trade mission to China, aimed at helping Britain’s smallest firms find firm trade links with the Far East, has been announced.
Cambridge, London and Singapore based fashion technology company Metail has announced a contract with the largest e-commerce business in Brazil – Dafiti – and has now set its sights on the fashion e-commerce market in Asia.
Years ago, before the development of digital technology, businesses were much more restricted in who they could employ, usually picking from a small pool of talent that lived within commutable distance of their premises.
Launching an SME into a new territory is no mean undertaking. There are language and custom barriers to overcome and that is after you decide on which country to actually choose to expand into.
‘Two great nations divided by a common language’ is an aptly appropriate phrase to highlight how the American use of English can differ dramatically from our own. But language is not the only variance between the UK and the USA, there are also significant differences in our cultures, customs, attitudes, opinions, and even our senses of humour.
UK businesses with international interests are risking immigration non-compliance by failing to properly assess immigration policy in relation to short-term business travellers.
The strengthening US dollar is wreaking havoc on US exports in the same way a strengthening sterling thwarted UK exporters in the summer of 2014.
Britain is open for business to foreign investors. But faced with a complex matrix of regulations and cultural sensitivities, overseas businesses seeking to internationalise their business to the UK need strong professional advice to ensure the journey – for both the business and its migrant employees – goes inwards and upwards. James Townsend examines the role of immigration in inward investment.
The deficit of trade in goods and services fell from £2.8 billion in September to £2.0 billion in October, according to a report released by the Office of National Statistics.
More and more female entrepreneurs are identifying business opportunities in the global marketplace and taking advantage of them.