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Preparing to Export Introductory Workshop

Scottish Development International in partnership with Fife Business Gateway and Fife Chamber of Commerce are hosting an introductory workshop in Glenrothes on the 18th May 2016. This workshop will help companies new to exporting to fast-track their skills, gaining knowledge of international market research, routes to market and international finance, contracts and logistics.

Run over one day, this fully funded workshop covers a range of topics that will help your company get ready to export. It’s the perfect primer for a company thinking about international growth.  You will also benefit from developing your own international action plan and have the opportunity to network with other businesses.

When: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Where: Business Gateway Fife, Saltire House, Pentland Park, Glenrothes, KY6 2AL
Times: 9.15am for 9.30am start, finishing at 5pm
Cost: Fully funded
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9.30 to 5.00 pm

• Market analysis  - why export?, importance of export planning, selecting target markets, market research, basic legal issues, protecting your intellectual property
• Market entry  - routes to market and different options available, agency, distribution, licencing and partnership agreements, international marketing and sales, websites, e-commerce and social media, visiting the market, exhibitions and trade shows
• International finance, contracts and logistics  - new exporter’s checklist, budgeting and costing, export pricing, getting paid and currency

Here’s how a previous attendee benefitted:
The workshop was really good and I learned a lot from it.  I also met a lot of good people who we have made contact with again. The 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 are looking forward to putting everything we learned into practice.”

Karen Strickland, Technical Manager, Braehead Foods Ltd

Our Preparing to Export programme is free to Scottish companies and is fully funded through Scottish Enterprise but is a form of state aid, on attendance it will count towards your overall De Minimis allowance.