Following our round-up of Christmas customs last week, we are focusing now on the delightful ways in which countries throughout the world mark the turn of the year. Unlike Christmas, which as a Christian festival isn’t celebrated everywhere as it is in the UK, New Year is an excuse for a party almost everywhere.
Archive for December, 2011
We know that understanding the differing cultures of countries with which we wish to trade is essential to successful exporting. At this time of year we have a fascinating opportunity to look at Christmas customs across the world, the sometimes weird and wonderful celebrations and how they provide a fascinating insight into a country’s culture.
Have you heard about our new special training module UK Export Finance dedicated to help small businesses like yours to chose the right export schemes to help them to trade overseas?
The economic crisis has sparked a re-evaluation of how the UK supports smaller businesses looking to trade internationally. We’ve therefore launched our new module in response to the government’s pledge to boost support for exporters which includes its National Challenge, Exporting for Growth initiative.
Selling internationally is very complex but – as with most things – easy with help and appropriate training.
Our five key steps below will help you as a www.exporter to get right before you start expanding your horizons.
You may have read in the news that we’re passionate at the Institute of Export about encouraging UK businesses to invest in exporting’s next generation
Designed with this goal in mind, we’ve launched a two-year Foundation Degree, in professional practice of international trade. The course offers a practical vocational approach to all aspects of trading internationally and it also helps those with some experience to be both efficient and profitable. Our Director General Lesley Batchelor explains more about the course benefits in the video below.
Welcome to the Institute of Export’s blog which we hope you will enjoy as it develops and evolves.
With the current turbulence and uncertainly of the economic climate exacerbated by the ongoing eurozone crisis, we want the blog to be a platform where visitors can engage and debate with us on topical international trade issues affecting their businesses and organisations.