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Doing Business Abroad

Articles, guides and news for UK small business owners and managers on doing business abroad.

International Business

Doing business abroad: 2020’s top 3 countries for international expansion

This year may be the right time to expand your small business – here are three countries to keep on your radar.

Business management

Foreign exchange control could minimise the cost of business trips abroad

It may well start to cost more to send staff on business trips abroad but there are ways of controlling some costs by locking into foreign exchange rates, as Nick England of VFX Financial explains.

Business Ideas & Planning

Doing business abroad – what to be aware of

Here, we look at the steps to take when considering expansion into foreign markets.

Business Loans

Business loans for starting up abroad

There is no reason in principle you cannot finance the purchase of an overseas business in the UK. The Business Banking Code says that before a bank lends you any money, they will assess whether they feel that you will be able to repay it.

Business management

Expanding your horizons as a business – going international 

In the first of a two-part piece on looking international as a small company Ed Molyneux, co-founder of accounting system business FreeAgent, discusses taking his product to America.

Business Loans

Loans for business abroad

Can anyone provide some information on getting a loan in the UK for a business abroad, in particular South Africa. How do you go about it and which companies / banks provide these loans?

Business Ideas & Planning

Setting up a business abroad

How do I go about setting up a business abroad? I wish to use a bank outside the UK to hold the account: should I get legal representation here or there?

Legal advice

Moving abroad: legal issues

From a legal perspective, the rights and obligations affecting business owners vary greatly from country-to-country, so it is essential to understand the environment you are heading into prior to departure.

Business Ideas & Planning

Documentation for living and working abroad

In 2005, almost 200,000 Britons headed overseas permanently and many of these people are leaving the UK to start up their own business abroad. A major hurdle they will have to clear, however, is gaining permission to start a business in a new country – applying for a visa or work permit can be a lengthy process, which varies from country to country.

Business management

Setting up business in France

For many Britons, France is the obvious choice to start a business, given its proximity, excellent transport links with the UK and the fact that many UK expatriates are located over the Channel, meaning a potential ready-made British market awaits. However, there are several things to bear in mind before you book your Eurostar ticket.

Business Ideas & Planning

Cultural and commercial considerations

When considering setting up a business abroad, it’s vital to take into account the commercial realities and cultural differences of the region to which you’re moving.

Masterclass Series

Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

Partner content

PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves