Guide

Preparing to export

Introduction

Exporting can extend your market, boost your turnover and prevent you having too great a dependence on your Northern Ireland based customers. But it isn't always an easy option. Starting to export poses a whole new set of challenges, from identifying promising markets and customers to ensuring that you can fulfil your export contracts. Developing new export markets takes time and money.

A planned approach helps you to identify the best opportunities. It ensures that you understand what's involved, and have the resources and skills you need.

This guide covers the challenges of exporting, how you can assess export market opportunities and how to plan your export market entry strategy.