Growing your business

Growing your business will present you with new challenges every day and this is never more true than when expanding your business overseas. Thoroughly researching the market and seeking expert advice can reduce your anxiety, and the rewards can be significant. If you export to new geographies, you often need to adapt your product or service to meet the needs of your overseas customer. This sparks innovation and can result in a competitive advantage at home too. A sustainable overseas growth strategy can also result in your business faring better than others in a recession and accelerating quickly in a boom.
  • Colin Howe

    Colin Howe

    Principal

    Colin joined Hillier Hopkins in 1981 and has been a Principal since 1986. He provides broad commercial and taxation advice to business owners and their businesses.

    Contact Collin at our Milton Keynes office

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Giving staff a share in the success of your business through share schemes and Enterprise Management Incentives can motivate them to drive the business forward.  A well-structured staff incentive plan creates a properly motivated and loyal team, and can be built to help you deal with strategic exits as well as on going work.  When overseas staff are involved as well, new challenges exist and care must be taken to comply with overseas rules as well as UK ones.

In addition to the traditional sources of business finance, there are other avenues available for export businesses. UK Export Finance is the Government’s export credit agency which can help you gain funding for overseas expansion. The UK Trade and Investment’s Trade Access programme can also provide grants to help with the cost of attending international trade shows.

Through these agencies and our own network of overseas advisers (IAPA) as well as our vast set of UK and overseas contacts, we can help you open the right doors to reach your growth objectives.

To find out more about how we could help you grow your business, call us on +44(0)330 024 3200 and talk to one of our experts.

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