Exporting can open up a new world of opportunities for your business – but is it right for you and what is the right approach to take?
The UK’s decision to leave the EU creates regulatory, operational and financial implications for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. Rather than struggling with uncertainty, take advantage of the transition period to consider, discuss and plan for the implications of Brexit on your business.
As negotiations continue, clarity on Brexit might still seem a long way off. It's important, though, to be proactive and not simply take a wait-and-see approach.
If you are considering making your business more environmentally responsible, a variety of grants, loans and government-sponsored initiatives can help you. The support on offer can range from funding towards new energy-efficient equipment to free consultations providing practical business advice and awards that you can use to boost your marketing efforts.
A prototype is a representation of a product idea, whether it is a simple model you put together yourself, a 3D print out or a highly refined version produced by a prototyping firm. Several prototypes are likely to be built, assessed and tested before a product comes to market.
Whether you are forming your first business or adding to an existing one, it pays to set it up correctly. Choosing the wrong business structure exposes you to unnecessary costs and risks.
Financing is a priority for almost every community organisation. The more money you can raise, the more you can achieve - but competition is fierce for the limited amounts of funding that are available.
Expanding into overseas markets can offer exciting growth prospects. But marketing and selling overseas is a demanding undertaking.