The Exporting archive to help small business export and grow their 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.


Business exporting drops to 8-year low

The proportion of firms actively exporting goods and services has fallen to a 31 per cent low, according to the latest industry data

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The essential guide to commodity codes and HS categories

In this guide we’ll look at when and why commodity codes are used, what they look like, and how to find the right one for your needs.


UKEF reveals extra support for SME exporters

SME exporters will have fast-track access to finance products along with potentially greater access to markets in India

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CBAM – EU’s new green import tax explained

The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) will start from October. For manufacturers exporting to the EU, here's what we know so far.

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Microbusinesses lead way when it comes to exports

Nearly half of microbusinesses made exports last year compared with 39% in 2021

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Export Support Package – what is it and how do I apply?

If you've thought about exporting but are unsure where to start, the Export Support Package might be able to help

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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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Help maximise your international trade opportunities

It’s never been easier to sell your products overseas using platforms such as Amazon, Shopify or PayPal. But the rules and regulations get increasingly complicated. Don’t worry, help is at hand

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A step-by-step guide to shipping and exporting goods

Before you start exporting, take these factors into account, step-by-step


7 business tips from Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing

Jamie Laing, former Made in Chelsea star and co-founder of Candy Kittens, shares seven tips that he's learned from his time in business

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How to prepare for the danger of corruption when shipping goods

The war in Ukraine, Russian sanctions, Covid and Brexit have exponentially complicated shipping and freight transport. What can you do to steer clear of the dangers of corruption when moving goods across borders?

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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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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free

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How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...