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Export & Import

Guides, advice and the latest news on exporting, importing, logistics and shipping for the UK small business. As well as offering practical help on export and import topics, this section contains interviews and case studies with young businesses that have captured the opportunity to enhance their offering to a global status.

How will Brexit affect my imports and exports? Where to find customs help

Post-Brexit import and export paperwork is expected to cost UK businesses around £7bn a year. Where to find customs help for your small business

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5 things to remember when exporting for the first time

Micro businesses are put off exporting, despite knowing there is an overseas market for their products. Mike Wilson offers a guide to exporting for the first time.

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Government issues small traders with EORI numbers as no-deal ramps up

The Treasury will automatically enroll small business that trade with the EU with customs identification in bid to stave off chaos of a no-deal Brexit.

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Small business exporters shrug of threat of no-deal Brexit

Small businesses involved in international trade see US protectionism and global economic slowdown as greater threats than no-deal Brexit

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Delivery tips: The 12 do’s of Christmas logistics

Paul Galpin gives delivery advice to help small business retailers cash in rather than crash out this Christmas.

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Four ways to navigate currency fluctuations and avoid unnecessary fees

Here, Brian Jamieson of Centtrip talks about managing fluctuating currency and sneaky fees as UK exports continue to grow.

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Exporting goods abroad: A complete guide for small businesses

In this article, we present the main considerations for a business looking to break into international markets – and look at two businesses that found success in exporting.

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Exporting: why no business is too small to send goods overseas

More UK companies are exporting than ever, but it shouldn't be limited to big business, according to Geoff Runcie of Morgan Goodwin.

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Exports: the rise of ‘Brand British’ in the global market

Steve Perez, founder and chairman of major drinks producer Global Brands, explains how and why British businesses are growing internationally, and shares his top tips for success.

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How to find the right suppliers – a small business guide

When it comes to early interactions with suppliers, make sure you follow this advice.  

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Watch out for these parcel shipping trends in 2018

Three months into 2018, here are the parcel service trends to pay attention to this year.

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What is on-demand warehousing?

In this article, Charlie Pool, CEO, Stowga, explores the concept of on-demand warehousing and what it means for small businesses.

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Turning delivery from problematic process to plain sailing

David Grimes, CEO of My Parcel Delivery, provides the tips on how you can revolutionise your business delivery service.

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Get your business ready for expanding internationally

In this piece, we look at the strategies to help your business prepare for expanding internationally.

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Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?