Doubling the number of UK small businesses exporting seems like an ambitious target. But the UK Department of Trade and Industry (UKTI) is urging more to look further afield and realise their potential. They want at least 50,000 small businesses exporting by 2015 – bringing Britain in line with similar-sized European countries.
A Scottish dating agency are using the foreign language internet to spark love interests in Brazil.
A whopping two-thirds of London’s businesses are not exporting, and very few would consider going overseas, a new report has said.
When you think of translation services, Scotland isn’t exactly the first place to come to mind. And yes, we hear the jokes that some of those below the border could do with a Scottish-English translator more times than you would care to imagine.
Over a third of UK exporters have experienced ’significant’ growth since branching out overseas.
It seems like everyone’s talking about UK exports this month.
British workers’ poor foreign language skills are holding them back from jobs in European Union institutions, an official said this week.
With the Scottish election coming up on 5 May, export has become a major issue. The SNP are pushing for a 50% rise in local exports over the next six years backed by £2.5m funding, while the Liberal Democrats want to double the number of Scottish companies trading overseas by 2020.
Businesses trading on the foreign language internet now have greater access to China’s burgeoning e-commerce market, thanks to the establishment of a PayPal hub in Chongqing, China’s largest municipality.