founder, Emma Jones, offers a few headlines from the survey and presents a call to action for start ups and small business owners to attend the upcoming series of Go Global events.
Some of the key findings are:
- 67 per cent are going global and selling overseas within their first year of trading.
- 57 per cent are using international trade platforms such as Etsy, Elance, eBay and Alibaba.com to make international sales
- Of companies selling products and services, 74 per cent expect international sales to continue to grow over the next 12 months
More results will be announced at the Go Global events during Global Entrepreneurship Week from 14th November Emma Jones says that “the survey reflects what we’re seeing as a nation with figures released in mid October showing the highest levels of UK exports since records began in 1998.”
“Young and nimble British companies are embracing technology, making the most of favourable exchange rates, and taking their business to the world. They are selling everything from souvenirs to software and broadening horizons whilst they work.”
It’s a great way to do business and a smart time to be going global. One comment made by so many of the survey respondents was: exporting is not as hard as you think it will be!
If you’re considering or currently exporting, then on Tuesday 15th November you can join Emma for the ‘Go Global’ event with a line-up of successful exporters such as Richard Moross of MOO.com, Kate Castle from BoginaBag and Trunki founder, Rob Law. These proven entrepreneurs will be tell their stories alongside leading experts who will offer advice on topics ranging from international payment to social media and website localisation.
Business Matters have secured a 50% saving on tickets for this Go Global event which takes place on Tuesday 15th November at Coin Street Conference Centre, Stamford Road, London. Tickets are just £25 with discount code GlobalBM
when registering here
Attendees will also receive a copy of ‘Go Global – how to take your business to the world’ written by Emma Jones, who is also co-founder of StartUp Britain
The Go Global events are supported by Alibaba.com, HP and PayPal. You can view the full week’s schedule http://www.enterprisenation.com/events/go-global