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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.

Importing: The Poor Relation’s Story?

The survival of many SMEs is based on the imports they bring into the UK and then sell here, argues Phil Tobin of Bibby Financial Services. 

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Upgrade your shipping logistics management to digital freight forwarding

This shipping logistic expert is one of a new wave of businesses revolutionising the way freight forwarding gets done - be it by sea, air or road - by pulling the process into the digital age.

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Five secrets to sourcing products in China

Sourcing and purchasing products from China is becoming more popular especially with smaller businesses in the UK who are on a budget and trying to save money.

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Five top tips for launching a global business

Here, Kfir Biton of Lottoz offers five top tips to help you approach the launch of your business in international markets.

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Brave New World: Preparing for international trade after Brexit

Jake Trask, FX research director at OFX, examines how businesses can prepare for international trade after Brexit.

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Choosing the right supplier

Here, Hans Ziebeck, director of Purchasing at Beacon, gives us his tips on choosing the right supplier for your small business.

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How we are preparing our pet food business for Brexit

Here, Eddie Milbourne discusses what steps his pet food company Canagan is taking to prepare for Brexit.

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Self storage in UK is now the biggest in Europe

Here, we look at how the self-storage industry has proved to be resilient even through the economic downturn.

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British Small Business Awards 2017: Exporter of the Year shortlist

The shortlisted businesses in the Exporter of the Year category have been announced for the British Small Business Awards.

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Supply chain friction costs businesses 6,500 hours a year

New study reveals UK businesses are wasting time and money handling the payment process through supply chain friction.

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New opportunities – the benefits of sourcing products from China

Here, Stephanie Gao, head B2B marketing, Alibaba UK, analyses the benefits of sourcing products and exporting with China.

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The importance of selecting the right courier for your business

Finding the right courier service for small businesses can be a tricky process. We give you some tips to finding the right one.

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Christmas in July: How to prepare for record sales

Here, Jake Trask, FX research director at OFX, explains how you can prepare for the Christmas rush during the summer months.

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Quick guide to optimising inbound logistics costs

Paul de Guingand at Adjuno outlines some of the ways businesses can reduce their inbound logistics costs in this guide.

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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?