Research from the Department for International Trade suggests that most business who could export feel that they don’t have a good level of knowledge about how to do so. The Export Academy has been designed to address this uncertainty about how to sell internationally through education and support, enabling businesses to proactively seek out new opportunities around the world with confidence.
Learning directly from experts in international trade, this free course will help businesses to grow their international sales, whether they are selling children’s clothes to Spain online, or providing PR services for a new client in the US.
The programme is designed for owners and senior managers of businesses with a turnover of up to £500,000 located in the Midlands, North of England and the South West of England.
Businesses can register to attend up to nine educational workshops on a number of key exporting topics, including international market research, customs procedures, Incoterms and more. The webinars will be led by experts from the Department for International Trade, with exclusive content that’s been developed specifically to help small and micro businesses understand everything that they need to know about how to start selling internationally.
Businesses that graduate from the Export Academy will leave with a completed export action plan to take their business to international customers. This plan will be the culmination of educational events, independent learning, networking and group mentoring provided by the programme.
Participating businesses will also hear first-hand accounts of the challenges and rewards of growing a business internationally from experienced SMEs, as well as being able to have their questions answered directly by International Trade Advisers, and to network with other businesses that have global ambitions.
Find out more and register here.