Enterprise Ireland have reacted quickly to the Brexit decision by providing important information for exporters in light of the UK decision, as well as launching five pillars of support for Irish companies exporting to the UK, including information and guidance, market diversification supports, international sector clustering strategy, UK in-market supports and competitiveness and market development supports.
Read more about this here:
Exportise has just completed its first Sales Pipeline Management workshop of the year, which is part of the Enterprise Ireland Excel at Export Selling programme. This highly practical one-day workshop assists companies to implement a structured and systematic sales pipeline management system in order to increase their conversion of sales leads and grow their export sales more quickly.
The companies that attended ranged from small start-ups with limited export sales to large multi-million turnover companies with vast export experience. Attenders were from a range of sectors, including technology, chemical, food, environmental and design sectors, and through this workshop, they have gained vital tools, templates, best practices – and hopefully the enthusiasm required! – to take their export sales to the next level.
If you have about any aspect of export selling – sales pipeline management, export sales processes, nurturing opportunities and sales audit structures – get in contact with us as we would be delighted help or guide you in the right direction.
Check out this article by our project manager Shaleen about what questions young businesses should ask themselves before entering export phase: Essential Questions to Ask Before Your Export Move
Exportise were present this morning at the launch of the Irish Exporters Digital Marketing Research & Insights publication, carried out by Voodoo on behalf of the Irish Exporters Association. A panel of involved professionals shared a lot of revealing and interesting insights and statistics regarding the digital behaviour of Irish exporting companies.
Hosted by William Fry at the Grand Canal Dock offices, we at Exportise were suitably enthused by the informative presentations and the opportunity to chat with our fellow exporters. And we could certainly recommend that you check out today’s presentation by Jamie Dowling, the managing director of VooDoo, which is available online here.
As an approved consultant for Enterprise Ireland, we regularly work with companies and EI to develop the strategic marketing capability of Irish SMEs that are successfully trading internationally, but are looking to expand their international client base.
We’ve just completed a Strategic Marketing Review process for Dublin, Hong Kong and Boston-based company Red Box Direct, who specialise in setting up sales offices in Europe, Asia and the US at low cost and low risk.
Read our full story here.
Multilingual communication as a tool for export growth… By Giovanni Giusti via Irish Exporters Association.
‘If exports are an important part of your growth plan, you need to be able to communicate with your customers in their language.
One of the differences between successful and less-than-successful export companies is the level of thought and consideration given to language and communication. Of course, English is widely-spoken around the world, and it is often referred to as the language of international commerce, but is relying on English really good enough?’
Read the full article here.
Today the Irish Exporters Association together with ABP Ireland, AIB, DHL Express, Euler Hermes and PwC are launching the National Export Campaign and National Export Hub in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Enterprise Ireland http://www.irishexporters.ie/about-iea-hub/.
Exportise are at hand to offer export consultancy advice to the SMEs.
We at Exportise are very impressed with the recently launched Export Start Guide, a joint initiative developed by Invest Northern Ireland, Chartered Accountants Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, which guides businesses on the road to exporting – Export Start Guide.
It highlights the benefits of exporting and includes practical advice on selling internationally, along with real-world case studies taken from the experiences of companies that are already successful in overseas markets.
The approach advocated is totally in line with how we at Exportise work with our clients, particularly on the Export Planning side and the implementation of such plans. We hope it encourages many to consider exporting – and maybe also give us a call to assist them.
December has been busy for Exportise, and we’re delighted to have three new clients coming on stream for the New Year, in the business outsourcing, plastics moulding and cabling sectors.
We’ll be assisting them to expand their international client base. We’re looking forward to bringing you more news on this in 2015!
Exportise have recently started a new consulting process with one of Enterprise Ireland’s client companies as part of their Strategic Marketing Review Programme – click here for the Programme details.
We’re delighted to be applying our marketing and export consulting skills in yet another programme supporting Irish SMEs.
Broad welcome from the Irish Exporters’s Association for an export-friendly Budget2015, but more is needed to get the SME sector really going again…
Read the full media release here: IEA Post Budget 2015 Statement
The Irish Exporters Association have put together a comprehensive submission to Government in advance of Budget 2015 next week (October 15).
If you’re exporting or thinking of exporting, this is worth a read: IEA Pre-Budget Submission 2015
Exportise would like to invite Enterprise Ireland client companies to our 4th “Sales Pipeline Management” workshop, part of Excel at Export Selling series, organised in partnership with Enterprise Ireland.
An effective sales pipeline management system, properly embedded in your business, will lead to increased sales.
This Exportise-led workshop helps enable companies to implement a structured and systematic sales pipeline management system in order to increase the conversion of international sales leads and grow export sales faster.
Follow the link below to find out more and register for our workshop on the 30th September:
Sales Pipeline Management workshop 30th September 2014
Dublin-based export consultancy Exportise has secured a substantial client base of Irish manufacturing and service SMEs in 2014, with whom it is working to secure international business as they venture into exporting for the first time, as well as assisting established exporters to expand into new markets and improve their sales processes.
To read the full article, please click here.
Delighted to be working with Exportise client Propak Health on the development and rollout of their digital marketing strategy. We’ll be working with Jim and his team to raise the profile of the company online, particularly internationally, through SEO, email, social media and more.
As Irish B2B SMEs look to develop their export business, the online image they present internationally becomes more important and we’re excited to be part of this aspect of Propak’s development www.propakhealth.com.
The Irish Exporters Association together with Investec Ireland revealed the top 250 exporting companies of 2013 in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The figures showed that the ICT (Information Communications Technology) and Chemical and Pharmaceutical sectors triumphed overall.
Software manufacturer and designer Microsoft was named the largest exporting company, moving up one place from its previous year’s ranking. It was followed closely by Google (2nd), Johnson & Johnson (3rd) and Dell (4th).
To read the full article, click through to the Irish Exporters Association page here.
We at exportise strongly agree with this post about the digital marketing possibilities for Business to Business (B2B) businesses, particularly exporting SMEs.
The challenge is even greater in the B2B environment, where there is potentially less creative scope than Business to Consumer (B2C) affords.
To read the full article follow this link.
As digital marketing is becoming more and more important in international business development, we in Exportise found this article very useful.
Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising campaigns are a great way to attract attention to your business, and can really help convert browsers into buyers.
Read the full Business Post article here.
It has been observed that SMEs who adopt online trading export twice as much as their offline competitors.
The ‘Top 10 Tips for Selling Online’ guide was compiled by the Enterprise Europe Network at Dublin Chamber of Commerce and ECC Ireland and includes changes aimed at increasing price transparency, a ban on pre-ticked boxes on websites, improved refund rights for consumers and clearer information on who pays for returning goods.
It can be downloaded here.