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International trade opportunities for small businesses

International trade opportunities for small businesses

How easy is it to trade internationally and is your business prepared? Do you know what paperwork you need and how international currencies work?

We talk to one of the region’s leading international trade experts about the opportunities on offer.

David Pearson, Director of Corporate Partnerships, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)

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The global markets open a world of opportunity for businesses of all sizes.

It’s a fact that companies which trade internationally grow faster, are more resilient and are more likely to succeed than companies that focus their attention solely on the domestic market.

They provide better jobs and greater development opportunities for their staff and leave their communities better off.

They can better weather the effects of business cycles, seasonal fluctuations and price wars, allowing them to hang on to valuable resources when times are tough.

There’s even evidence which suggests that foreign customers are more loyal to things that are ‘Made in Britain’!

But, what does it take to be an international success?

And what are some of the challenges and pitfalls that businesses need to be aware of?

As Director of Corporate Partnerships at East Midlands Chamber, David Pearson is an international trade expert. During a long career in business support and financial services, he has helped hundreds of businesses from across the region to tap into the international markets and unleash their export potential.

In this podcast, he talks about the opportunities on offer to firms that are looking to broaden their horizons, as well as sharing his top tips and practical advice about what they need to do to build a successful export business.


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