How to export to new markets
Developing your export business requires a wide range of skills.
As businesses seek to boost their exports while coping with Brexit and COVID-19, there is much work to do if the UK is to become an export superpowerLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window.
While you must embrace uncertainty in the hunt for new markets, there is help available.
UK Export Academy
From introductory sessions to specific sector workshops, The UK Export Academy has hours of content available for smaller businesses from across the UK.
Whether you’re brand new to exporting, or looking for a refresher, by signing up to the UKEA you can customise your programme with workshops that suit you.
the UKEA beginner modules are repeated across the year, so you can sign up to as many as you like at the pace that works for you.
Foundation course: UKEA beginner modules will introduce you to key exporting basics, including how to create an export action plan, identify your target audience, conduct market research, understand customs documentation, export services overseas, and much more
Masterclasses: intermediary modules explore specialised areas of interest in more detail. From opportunities in specific markets to sector-focused workshops, they'll give you all the practical advice and tips relevant to your chosen area. These workshops are ideal for businesses who have already started exporting and are looking for growth in specialist markets or sectors.
Opportunities: UKEA market modules bring in the knowledge and guidance from UKEA international colleagues. Discover opportunities in markets of interest, including the benefits of new free trade agreements.
Accessing the UKEA is free to businesses and is fully funded by the Department for International Trade.
To learn more or to sign your business up, visit the Department for International Trade website.
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