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Business guides

  • Writing your business plan

    Tips for writing a robust business plan - what to include and some practical support tools.

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    From planning and research to risk considerations. Whatever your overseas ambitions find useful links and insight to support your next step.

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    Becoming a director

    We take a closer look at the role and responsibilities of directors of limited companies, and how to make sure you keep within the law.

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  • A guide to the new international landscape

    Find out more about Brexit and its implications, in our collection of articles, videos and reports.

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Economics and market insights

  • Inform your business decisions

    Our suite of economic reports and market intelligence provide leading insights, considered views and sound forecasts to help you respond to market developments with confidence.

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Case studies

  • Fresh Developments

    Date:  18  June  2018

    Find out how Poole based property developers, Fresh Developments, have secured funding to build local housing.

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    Fortis Clothing

    Date:  13  June  2018

    Find out how the Devon based, luxury outdoor wear manufacturer, is expecting to double its turnover by exporting its range to Japan.

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    Date:  01  June  2018

    Find out how family-owned sausage business, HECK!, has created 75 jobs after opening a £3.5 million state-of-the-art factory in North Yorkshire.

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    Jude's Ice Cream

    Date:  29  May  2018

    Find out how a Hampshire business producing high-end ice cream has increased their expected annual turnover by 30% with the installation of a new dairy.

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International Trade Portal

  • Your gateway to global trade

    A powerful insight platform, with practical support that helps you trade internationally with your chosen market.

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  • Mental health and your workforce

    Supporting the mental health of your employees is more than an ethical duty. It also makes business sense.

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