International Trade

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

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.


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.


Ambitious businesses taking international trade opportunities quickly

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

Export & Import

How to align your customer care to shipping delivery expectations

Keeping your customers educated on your shipping process allows you to better manage customer expectations, discusses Caroline Mason of John Mason International.

Finding and selling to customers

Small business guide to trading internationally

Dr Andy Harter, CEO of control software provider RealVNC, discusses the ins and outs of doing business abroad.

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.


International trade and small businesses

Over the past few months, the significance of looking to international markets has been drummed home to small business owners, but young companies shouldn't be pressurised to export too soon.

Business management

SMEs should open their doors to the world

There has never been a better time for small enterprises across the UK to be embracing worldwide trade in order to help their businesses flourish and grow.


UK fashion SMEs need help to meet demands

Small businesses in the UK fashion industry believe there is a rising demand for British fashion but feel more needs to be done so that they can raise their profiles overseas, finds research.

Export & Import

Promising export success for SMEs

Online businesses are defying the economic downturn and flying the flag for Britain on the international stage, finds research.

International Business

Opening up your business to global trade

Either finding suppliers or selling your products abroad is very important for a successful and thriving company.


Elusive finance could be blow for export trade

Former HSBC chairman Stephen Green has said a lack of financing options for businesses could threaten international trade.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience