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Free export masterclasses for businesses in the south

06 February 2020

Free export masterclasses are being held across the south to help ambitious businesses grow and to develop in international markets.

The full-day masterclasses, organised by the region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Growth Hubs, will run between 11 February and 31 March. They offer expert insights and practical advice to support businesses of all sizes and are particularly suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). No matter what size or the different levels of experience, the masterclasses are designed to help with making crucial decisions, identify leverage opportunities and maximise profits when entering new markets.

Our Deputy Chair Brian Johnson, said:

“The Solent region’s businesses have a strong and extremely successful track record on exports. As we enter a new era of international trading relationships, we are determined to help established and new exporters seize opportunities and prepare for change.

We have fully engaged with the support from the Department of International Trade, and have worked closely with our neighbouring LEPs in the South to ensure these masterclasses have a powerful reach and high impact.”

Aimed at businesses based in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Surrey, Berkshire, East and West Sussex, the free comprehensive events focus on four critical elements of international trade:

● Researching and Selecting Overseas Markets
● Export Pricing in International Markets
● Managing Overseas Agents and Distributors
● LinkedIn and Social Media International Trade

There are only 20 places available for each masterclass so early booking is recommended.

Three masterclass events are being held in the Solent LEP region, but people are free to attend any of these including those that are taking place in other regions:

Managing Overseas Agents & Distributors
Find out how to effectively profile, select and manage international partners.
18 February - Portsmouth

Export Pricing in International Markets
Learn how to factor costs and price your product or service in overseas markets.
10 March – Southampton

Researching & Selecting Overseas Markets
Discover how to identify, evaluate and select the right export market opportunities.
31 March - Isle of Wight


Click here for the full list of export masterclass sessions taking place across the south.

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