Matchmaker16 months ago

Hi, I've visited the forum from time to time but I am now joining with a view to participate in some of the discussion. So, hello to all. By way of introduction, I am a Director at a Manchester based Business Consultancy that specialises in providing supporting structures for International businesses, Investment & Family Wealth. We give special focus to Asset Protection, Offshore Advice, Corporate Structures and Business Management support. I should highlight that our guiding principal is to provide support to International clients that want to operate their business or family interests through the UK. Paul  

Fireboy5 months ago

Evening all. I've been searching for around, so far unable to find a clear answer for my specific question. I'm looking at buying a franchise from a company based solely in the US, where I am in the UK. I have had no experience in international business other than a dozen transactions where i have imported goods. Of course i acknowledge to bear in mind everything you have to consider when franchising, my research covers a lot of good stuff for UK situations. My question is; when in the UK, what are the legal side on implications that would crop up with franchising from a company solely based in the US? I have emailed the company in question and are waiting for a reply, however like a sensible person, I'm seeking 3rd party advise! Lastly I would like to say, in the near future I am also going to seek proper legal advise, I am merely collecting information to start drawing a draft a business plan and start up costs. Many thanks in advance Jason  

Corrie19994 months ago

Hi , I think you can try Taobao. Actually you can get many good items with good price in it. But you should find someone to collect those goods for you as most supplier in taobao don't do international business(don't accept USD$) so you'd better find a agent in China firstly. Good luck  

Red4 months ago

The International Business Networking event takes place at Sheffield United Football Stadium on 7th March, playing host to two exciting guest speakers to inspire and entertain those who attend. Lena Ekelund of Volvo, helped to develop the concept car for women, which received international acclaim. Alan Wilkinson Chambers MBE also received international recognition following inspirational talks with the all conquering England Rugby team and England Cricket team, who went on to win the World Cup and Ashes respectively. Source: Businesslink newsletter Click here for more information  

Watergirl4 months ago

During my time in helping new businesses grow several questions arise which focus on growing my business internationally. So if there was access to an International Business Mentor or Coach in your desired overseas destination where you would like to expand your business in and who can assist you in spreading your brand, service and products within that particular location via the use of pioneering contactable technologies. Would this be any value towards your business growth and development? And what would you expect to pay (in terms of Professional fees) for this type of service that would fast track your business in engaging your desired International market?  

MechExp4 months ago

Healthy smoothie brand Innocent Drinks has grown to become an international business worth over £90m and has a major fan base behind its “all natural” products. Having built the company up from an idea started in his kitchen, there must be several proud moments for Innocent co-founder Richard Reed who’s business journey has become that of an entrepreneurial success story.

MechExp4 months ago

In case anyone here is interested - sorry guys - tis for the Ladies only this one. Drop me a line if you are going - I will be there so come and say "Hi"! Enterprise & Networking Women Luncheon for Women who Strive, Thrive and Survive Ramada Hotel, Chester Thursday 8th March 2007 10:00am – 1.00pm Cost £11.75 including VAT WW4W is organising this Two-course Lunch and Networking opportunity for Women across Cheshire and Merseyside who have an interest in starting up a business or who wish to promote their existing business via networking. The event will include feature four inspiring women who will give you the highs and lows of running a business enterprise. Keynote Speaker: Jayne Lawton Jayne trained in horticulture and garden design with the Royal Horticultural Society of England and is a qualified horticultural lecturer. She developed a prototype ‘Grobox’ so that gardening could be enjoyed by everybody. Jayne has received numerous awards and accolades including winning ITV’s ‘Mother of all Inventions’, Packard Bell’s ‘Independent Working Mum of the Year’ and ‘British Female Inventor of the Year’. Also featuring: Chris Trayner, PRIME Amanda Alexander, Mumpreneurs Yvonne Sampson, North West Development Agency ____________________________________________________________________ Cheques should be made payable to Business Link Cheshire and Warrington and posted to Pauline Sallis, International Business Centre, Delta Crescent, Westbrook Warrington, WA5 7WQ. Amount enclosed: (£11.75 inc VAT) Please click on the link to download the booking form http://response.pure360.com/_act/link.php?mId=A83505291657986041882&tId=9300 35  

Red4 months ago

Thanks G! I just posted a new thread in the International Business Forum, so hopefully someone could help me.. Thanks again!  

Mary4 months ago

It is not an exaggeration to say that the internet has rewritten the rules on international business. It is now quicker, simpler and more economical than ever before for companies to test out new markets. In fact, the e-commerce export market for the retail, travel, content and leisure sectors is set to be worth £45bn by 2020 – just imagine what this would amount to if all sectors pursued this opportunity.

Matchmaker14 months ago

Are you growing your business overseas? This section is dedicated to providing advice and top tips on doing business in a number of different countries with large business markets. We highlight the advantages and disadvantages of international business and pick the best opportunities for overseas expansion.

MechExp3 months ago
This topic has been discussed elsewhere
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