The Morning Briefing: Making SMBs export ready

Summary:"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about small businesses and exportation.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about small businesses and exportation.

1.) Exporting: How small firms started trading overseas. How can small businesses get started with exporting to overseas markets?

2.) Open for business as free online service looks to boost SME exports. British SMEs will receive information, advice and guidance on exporting overseas thanks to a new free online service.

3.) Make your SME export ready. Large companies have the means and experience to export, but that is not where South Africa’s growth potential lies –- it rests with SMEs. And one of the obstacles any company seeking to export needs to overcome is that of technical barriers to trade (TBTs).

4.) Simple tips for SMEs to reduce borrowing cost, save money. In today's cut throat competition a rupee saved is a rupee earned and more so for small enterprises that need to fight with global giants.

5.) NAB strikes deal with Export Finance and Insurance Corporation to help SMEs. Companies hoping to get some assistance for exporting may be able to get capital under a new arrangement between NAB and the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC).

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Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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