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Small business exports | Online retail in Thailand | Nectar Business Small Business Awards

Exporting overseas
FSB: UK SMEs could double exports

The Federation of Small Businesses says the number of small businesses exporting their goods and services overseas could double with the right support.

“Businesses are having to deal with a rapidly changing export landscape and the advantage and challenges brought about by e-commerce. Any support must be designed with this in mind and should be able to cater to a wide range of export needs, both for those currently exporting and for those considering doing so,” said Martin McTague, FSB National Policy Director.


Online retail growth in Thailand

Thailand’s B2C online retail market could grow 30 per cent this year due to an increase in mobile internet users and competition in the e-commerce market.

According to Surangkana Wayuparb, president of the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA), Thailand is the largest online retail market in ASEAN.

The ETDA plans to launch an online directory providing access to online retailers. Meanwhile, there are plenty of opportunities for British SMEs to reach online retail consumers in ASEAN.


Small fashion business
Nectar Business Small Business Awards

Nectar Business is searching for the UK’s best small businesses.

There are eight Small Business Awards categories to enter and the winners will each receive £2,000, 50,000 Nectar points, nationwide publicity, and an invitation to an exclusive round table event and awards ceremony.

DHL VP of Marketing Shannon Diett is on the judging panel, and advises entrants to “make sure you are on top of your numbers, have a credible expansion plan and make it clear what sets you apart from the rest.” Entries close on 24 July 2016.


Thursday 21 July 2016

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