Business development · 12 July 2018

If your product sells at home, there’s no reason it won’t be a success overseas

exporting
The hardest part of selling internationally is a business moving out of its comfort zone
Despite a growing appetite for exporting among UK micro businesses, finding new customers in overseas markets remains the greatest barrier to trading internationally.

To help entrepreneurs expand their business through exporting, Business Advice wants to hear the success stories of Britain’s small exporters and also tap into the knowledge of experts.

We sat down the managing director a firm specialising in small business exports to find out what entrepreneurs need to know before looking for new markets overseas.

Name: Geoff Runcie

Business: Edge CTP, by Morgan Goodwin

Website😕www.edgectp.com/

Number of employees: Four

Export markets: We don’t deal in specific markets, but are instead focused on helping UK SMEs with their exporting requirements

In one sentence:edge CTP simplifies and reduces the cost of international trading for UK SMEs by combining disparate systems working at different stages were doing to international trade, what the iPhone did to multimedia communications.

Describe your business model

Today, there are huge inefficiencies for businesses when it comes to international trade with systems that have been patched together over time as technology has evolved. Our business brings everything needed for international trade together all under one roof one application.

From trading documents to on-line certification, which we offer for free, through to paid for subscription services that manage workflow, stock process, customer information and logistics.

Why do you export and what’s the impact on your business?

Our businesses does not export directly we supply the tools to let other who make and sell goods to do so more efficiently. We are in the businesses of facilitating exports for every business involved in international trade.

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Praseeda Nair is the editorial director of Business Advice, and its sister publication for growing businesses, Real Business. She's an impassioned advocate for women in leadership, and likes to profile business owners, advisors and experts in the field of entrepreneurship and management.

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