Exports and international markets

Preparing to Export programme

Preparing to Export programme

Our programme gives you the support and training resources you need to help you get started with your export plan.

Jane Milroy, export adviser with the Export Advisory Service at Scottish Enterprise

Get ready to enter international markets

Understanding the practicalities of exporting is essential to successful entry into new markets. Learn how to fully prepare your business for exporting and overseas investment with our help.

While it's possible to ‘drift’ into exporting, the way to make a sustained success of selling internationally is first to get an export/international business plan in place. Research your potential markets properly. And make sure that you have the necessary capital to back it up.

But how do you even start to develop your export plan? That's where we come in. Companies based in Scotland can access a wealth of free support and training resources with our Preparing to Export programme.

Your business will have the opportunity to prepare a practical export plan to help it grow in new markets and get all the support you need to start putting this into practice. More than 400 companies have taken part in the programme over the last three years - why not join them?

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What companies say about our Preparing to Export programme

Karen Strickland, technical manager at Braehead Foods said:

"The introductory workshop was very informative and answered a lot of questions for us, but also highlighted a lot of things we hadn’t thought about before. We're looking forward to putting everything we learned into practice."

Jeff Dibdin, export technical sales manager at A Proctor Group said:

"The intermediate programme has given us the processes, conviction and confidence to take export forward in a planned way and to question the board in relation to the approach to export. The support is invaluable and will help our business export more effectively and increase profitability."

Get ready to export

Register your interest today and we'll match you to the right export training programme to meet your needs.