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Exports and international markets

Exports and international markets

International markets can offer huge opportunities for your business. If you’re new to exporting, we can help you find the right markets and get started. If you already trade internationally, we can help you expand your international sales and discover new opportunities.

What support services can we offer?

International market research

We can offer tailored reports about different markets within just 5 days, covering market intelligence, competitor insights, customer demographics and more.

Prepare for Brexit

Act now to ensure your business and supply chain can adapt to the changing business environment. Whatever your business size, sector or location, we’ve got tips and guides to help you prepare.

“The support we’ve had from Scottish Enterprise has been amazing. We’ve been able to get the product and the team to a point where we were able to export – it’s been invaluable.”

Leah Hutcheon, CEO of Appointedd

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Get started with our helpful guides

Getting started with exporting

Exporting isn’t for everyone, but it can help you grow your business, increase profits and offer extra security. Find out more about the benefits of exporting, and follow our three steps to get started.

Create an export plan

If you decide to start exporting, you’ll need an export plan. Our helpful guide talks you through the things you’ll need to include in yours.

How to reach international customers online

Our helpful guide shares tips on how to sell effectively online, how to build your customer base, which online marketplaces to focus on and more.

Managing risk

Trading internationally can bring with it some extra risk. Find out more about how to manage risk, what support is available, and how to make sure you’ve done your research.

Training and support programmes

Preparing to export programme

Our Preparing to Export Programme offers free support and training resources to help you get started with exporting.

Export champions programme

Looking for a mentor, or ready to offer mentoring support? The Export Champions programme helps new exporters learn from more experienced businesses.

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Speak to an export adviser

Want to speak to someone about exporting? Our export advisers are here to help.