The first step in preparing your business to export goods is to develop a toolkit of essential skills.
Make sure you have the capacity, resources, and management to deliver a marketable product on a global scale at a competitive price.
Create an export plan that sets out your export objectives, target markets, products for export, marketing strategy, and anticipated risks.
Determine your export budget, plan for unpredictability in cash flow, and explore your financing options – before that first order comes in.
Put the most efficient systems in place to manage international sales enquires, work with intermediaries, and receive payments.
Consider the logistical aspects involved in getting your products to market – including tariffs, export regulations, and transportation.