Venture Capital Funding

How venture capital investment can help with internationalisation

As the British powers that be look to ramp up exporting, Panoramic Growth Equity investment partner Malcolm Kpedekpo explains how the firm's investment has helped portfolio companies go global.


Start small, think big when it comes to your business market

Businesses should focus on international markets before doing business in the UK says Andrew Jennings, managing director of BerryWhite.


The Budget 2014: George Osborne unveils the 'most competitive export finance in Europe'

The amount of lending available to companies exporting has been doubled to £3 billion under new policy announced during the Budget 2014 speech.

PR and Marketing Strategy

Recruiting native speakers to help with export growth

Europlus Direct and Jim Harts investment in native speaking salespeople has led to export success and growth of revenues to £8 million. It's a move which Hart believes is his best ever, and has also led to the founding of a company supplying recruitment and translation services.


Cracking the Brazilian market by starting with a trade mission

As the 'B' in the BRIC emerging market group, Brazil presents an attractive market for businesses looking to start or increase exporting. GrowthBusiness meets two companies which are hoping to capitalise on the nation following trade missions.

PR and Marketing Strategy

Open for export: UK businesses should look to overseas shoppers for growth

Despite a predicted fall in the amount of exporting by British businesses, PayPal UK managing director Cameron McLean believes that UK businesses should still be viewing the global market as a growth opportunity.

Growth Planning

Overcoming obstacles to exporting

Exporting can open a business up to a wealth of new opportunities, but the obstacles to entry can seem great.


Language skills key to export success says BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is calling on UK companies to place more emphasis on foreign language training to maximise the benefits of exporting.


Exporters report trouble accessing credit

Manufacturers expect ‘sizeable falls in activity’ over the next three months after a spike in the number of exporters being hampered in accessing credit or finance, research finds.


Government launches schemes to encourage exports

The government has unveiled a package of four new schemes, and announced the extension of another, in a bid to boost the number of growing businesses that export.


Marketing biggest hurdle to exporting

A lack of international marketing knowledge is the primary reason British businesses don’t export, research finds.