Build Your Business Overseas
The weak pound is creating great opportunities to expand abroad
Chat date: 12th February
Chat time: 1pm
In this episode of www.smallbusinessadvice.tv presenter Sean Walsh has encouraging news for small businesses that are looking to expand into new markets over the next 12 months. With the pound at its lowest level for years, highly attractive opportunities are opening up for companies who want to develop their business overseas.
Joining Sean in the studio to analyse these opportunities, will be Ian Campbell OBE, Consulting Editor of International Trade Today and entrepreneur Rob Law, founder of independent design studio Magmatic.
Some of us will remember Rob from his appearance on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den. Rob had spent 11 years and £17,000 of his own money developing his Trunki range of ride-on children’s luggage. But when he pitched it to the Dragons, they gave him a scathingly rough ride. They flatly refused to invest in Trunki, going so far as to tell him his company was “worthless”. Suffice it to say, they’re probably regretting it now. Just two years later Trunki is a runaway international success, with 150,000 units sold and distribution secured in more than 40 countries.
Rob will be discussing how best to prepare your company for any planned venture into the overseas marketplace. Complementary to that, Ian will be offering his expert advice on how best to manage your plans for exporting operations in 2009.
If you have any questions for Sean, Ian or Rob, please use the form to send them in early and we will do our best to answer them live during the show.
Join Sean Ian and Rob live online at http://www.webchats.tv/chat/build_your_business_overseas on Thursday 11th February at 1pm (13:00 GMT) to discuss opportunities for small businesses looking to expand overseas in the next 12 months.