Preparing to export – 10 key steps

Are you thinking tentatively about exporting, or keen to do business with international buyers but want to know where to start?

Here are ten steps you should consider when starting out:

1. Review your export potential

2. Develop an action plan

3. Research and prepare to visit the market

4. Explore routes to market entry

5. Find out about selling and marketing your product overseas

6. Think about cultural and linguistic challenges

7. Prepare to manage finance, payment and risk

8. Prepare to protect your intellectual property

9. Prepare to fulfil your orders and get your documentation right

10. Choose your distribution, shipping and delivery methods

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Thanks to Open to Export, a free online information service from The Institute of Export & International Trade, dedicated to helping small UK businesses get ready to export and expand internationally.

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