Many small companies are reluctant to export because the process is thought too complicated, the Solihull Chamber of Commerce has claimed.
This is one of the reasons, it said, first-time would-be exporters as well as companies which want to expand into new markets abroad, are being invited to a free breakfast seminar.
Organised by the international trade team at Birmingham and Solihull Chambers, a department which helps hundreds of companies a year find new markets overseas, takes place on November 5 at Cranmore Park in Solihull from 8am-10am.
It is aimed at key decision-makers and will introduce delegates to a toolkit of advice, support and funding for overseas business. Chamber director Jane Jackson, said: “The economic downturn has focused the eyes of many companies on business abroad. Exporting not only increases the company’s profile but boosts all-important revenue streams.
“There is a lot of help out there for companies thinking of exporting, and hopefully the seminar will allay fears companies may have about finding the right contacts.”
“It will also advise businesses on where to find the best support and funding,” she added.
To book a free place at the event firms can contact Liz Ayto at Solihull Chamber on 0121 781 7384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.