International Trade

Articles, news and advice for SME owners and managers on the topic of International Trade.

Finding and selling to customers

What are the opportunities of expanding your business to the US today?

Here’s a breakdown of the kind of opportunities businesses have the potential to enjoy by expanding to the US.


2017 to be a good year for SMEs that trade internationally

2017 could be the year for SMEs to take advantage of international trading as most businesses report growth over last year.


British SMEs boost overseas turnover despite shadow of Brexit

Mid-sized businesses boost overseas turnover by 50 per cent in last five years while large and small businesses falter.


Small firms reveal trade deal wish list post Brexit

Small businesses remain optimistic of potential trade abroad as they reveal their wish list for international trade after Brexit.


UK firms adapt to ‘new normal’ of international trade

Half of firms rank currency risk as the biggest challenge to conducting international business after the 2016 Referendum.

Export & Import

Top tips for trading overseas

Here, Rachel Mainwaring, operations director at Creditsafe, gives us her top tips for trading and exporting your business overseas.

Export & Import

Could Brexit boost international trade by enabling free trade zones in the UK?

Here, Robert Marchant, VAT partner and head of Corporate VAT at Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP, asks whether Brexit could allow the UK government to re-introduce Free Trade Zones as part of its aspirations to boost the UK’s international trade.


Cross-border trade continues to rise despite Brexit uncertainty

Despite the uncertainties around Brexit, Brits are still purchasing more than ever from overseas retailers.


SMEs call for more international trade support beyond Britain’s borders

Businesses in international trade are struggling to get contracts because of a lack of knowledge, a new study finds.


The UK is leading the way in international microbusineses

Nearly four in five UK micro-multinationals feel international trade is just as accessible for small businesses.


UK SMEs prefer Europe as trading destination

SMEs depend heavily on European trade relationships despite ongoing speculation on the potential for a UK Brexit from the European Union, finds research.


Ambitious businesses taking international trade opportunities quickly

Small UK companies are starting to export far earlier than previously, research finds.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

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