Introduction to exporting

December 14, 2021 - 12:00am

Introduction to exporting

Are you an SME leader based in Lancashire who is looking to develop and grow your international business?

Join the funded Boost Peer Networks programme which will help you overcome business challenges, learn, and build a trusted network.

Who is it for? Businesses in any sector with an aspiration to grow by diversifying into new global markets.

Features: The programme will provide clarity on leaders’ growth journey, confidence in taking the next steps, answers and solutions to their current challenges, a broadening of their networks and connections to help facilitate growth.

The programme is available to any SME business that has:

· Operated for at least one year

· At least five employees

· A turnover of at least £100,000

· An aspiration to improve

Our cohort will run over 6 three-hour sessions starting in January 2022and additionally, each participant will receive a ½ day one to one mentoring session.

Research shows that companies that export are more profitable, more productive, and more innovative than those that do not. Our series of sessions will be aimed at the new or relatively inexperienced exporters and will cover the following topics.

· Why export

· Targeting your export market

· Documentation

· Terms of trade and logistics

· Rules of Origin

· Legal, regulatory and customs requirements

· Finance and pricing

· Language and culture

Success in international markets is a key part of the UK government’s economic recovery plan., as we emerge from the pandemic and the new world of trading companies should be looking at new opportunities trading internationally. If you are interested in joining, please email paul@lancschamber.co.uk or call 01772 653000

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation.

Delivered in Lancashire by North & Western Lancashire Chamber on behalf Boost, we create diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues.

The funded service includes interactive action learning, trained facilitators, small groups, flexible topic selection and one to one coaching.

Peer Networks is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in response to a commitment made in the 2019 Business Productivity Review.

Our Peer Network will take place from November 2021 – March 2022 and follows a successful Peer Networks pilot programme which ran from October 2020 – March 2021.