Support for businesses

Exports and international markets

Exports and international markets

2020欧洲杯线上平台International markets offer huge potential to grow your business and Scotland’s economy. Get support to develop an export plan, tap our global market expertise and identify new opportunities to boost your international sales.

Prepare for Brexit

2020欧洲杯线上平台Prepare your business for Brexit with a range of support, whatever stage you're at.

2020欧洲杯线上平台We'll equip you with the know-how and confidence to take the next step to grow your business in the EU and beyond.

Why export?

If your product or service is performing well at home, then there’s likely to be demand for it outside the UK. Make international trade a priority. 

2020欧洲杯线上平台Doing business in new and unfamiliar markets might seem daunting at first, but the rewards are big. And we're here to support you all the way.

Need an export plan?

Yet to trade abroad or just started taking orders from overseas buyers? We can help you develop an export plan to grow your product sales and services in international markets.

Have you thought about selling in the EU, for example?

Funding to enter international markets

Our Make it to Market grant can help you get your products or services ready to be exported to international markets.

We can contribute up to 70% of eligible costs between £2,000 and £5,000.

Ready to find opportunities?

Already trading outside the UK and want to expand your operations to new global markets?

We can connect you to agents and market experts, helping you access the best opportunities and funding. 

Reach international customers online

2020欧洲杯线上平台Learn the essentials of ecommerce and how to boost your international sales online at our free workshops and masterclasses.

We'll equip you with the know-how to set up on emarketplaces and start selling right away.

Export Champions programme

If you want to export your products or sell your services overseas, who better to encourage and support you than someone who has already made that journey? 

We're seeking mentors and mentors to join our Export Champions programme. Register today to enjoy the rewards.

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Our partners Business Gateway provide support for new start-up businesses

2020欧洲杯线上平台From skills development and strategy to funding and advice, Business Gateway's highly experienced team can help you navigate any challenge.

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Why choose us?

2020欧洲杯线上平台We've helped thousands of businesses to export their products and services.

£32.4bn export market

We support Scottish businesses to raise their exports - a market worth an estimated £32.4 billion, up 6.2% year on year*

2,500 SMEs

Over 2,500 SMEs benefited from our support last year - taking up almost 6,000 of international services**

650 GlobalScots

Our GlobalScot network has 650 global business leaders from 55 different countries supporting Scottish SMEs around the world**

*Export Statistics Scotland 2017, **based on 2016/17 performance

Don't just take our word for it

Richard O'Connor from Chocolate and Love in the foreground with a display of chocolates in the background

Richard O'Connor is the founder of Chocolate and Love, a chocolate company based in Perth

"Scottish Enterprise has helped us to develop our export strategy and has been particularly helpful in developing the connections with far Eastern markets such as Japan and China."
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Leah Hutcheon from Appointedd at the Edinburgh office

2020欧洲杯线上平台Leah Hutcheon is the CEO and founder of Appointedd, an online booking and business management software company

"Scottish Enterprise support has been second-to-none. We’re very lucky to be building a company in Scotland because I do think we have world-class support here and I’d encourage companies to go out there and ask for the support that they need."
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