Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Paying too much for broadband? Move to PlusNet broadband and save£££s. Free setup now available - terms apply. PlusNet broadband.  

 

Do you want to grow your online sales? Think International! - Thurso Workshop

23rd September 2016

Photograph of Do you want to grow your online sales? Think International! - Thurso Workshop

Grow your international online sales.

If your business is already selling online, or you're thinking about starting an online sales operation, why not consider the international marketplace? With the right information, set-up and skills, your business could capitalise on the wealth of opportunities available beyond the UK.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) invites you to attend a FREE one-day introductory level workshop, 'Selling Online Internationally', where you can learn how to increase international sales through your website.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thurso
Wed 9 November 2016 - 09:30 - 16:30
Pentland Hotel, Princes Street, Thurso
Book HERE
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Who's it for?
The workshop is open to any business with an existing website that is looking to broaden its online selling horizons and develop its capability in pro-active selling to international customers.

This course is not intended for tourism businesses who should instead refer to their local Destination Management Organisation who will be organising tourism specific digital workshops on behalf of HIE across a number of subjects, including international digital tourism.

How does it work?
Do you know how to develop an effective international website? This dynamic, interactive workshop focuses on giving you the tools you need to create and manage a strong online presence. With your new-found expertise, you can identify the right direction to boost international sales and grow your business on a global platform.

The workshop helps you identify goals and objectives and enables you to write a short action plan for business growth via international online sales.

How your company benefits
Develop your website so it is more focused on international customers
Increase the profile of your business internationally
Identify and target suitable international markets
Address language considerations and learn how to localise your website
Put together a personalised action plan to kick start your site development
Develop an international pricing strategy, taking into account currencies and delivery charges
Understand the basics of VAT and tariffs in international online sales
Consider legal requirements and develop international terms and conditions

Feedback from a previous participant:
"The whole event was very helpful. We are in the process of launching an ecommerce site and it was great to get a full overview of items to consider."

For other courses and advice on international trade visit www.hie.co.uk/InternationalTrade

Please note that the courses are free of charge, but as it is a form of State Aid, it could count towards your overall De Minimis allowance.

 

Related Businesses

 

Related Articles

Hie Appoints New DirectorThumbnail for article : Hie Appoints New Director
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed a new director of business and sector development.   Originally from County Durham, David Oxley joined the organisation in 2004 as head of operations in Lochaber before moving to Forres with his wife and son in 2011 to take up the role of area manager in Moray.  
New Life Science Building On Inverness Campus Takes A Step Forward
The development of Inverness Campus moves another step forward with tenders being invited to build a second life science building.   Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is leading on the development of the campus.  
Aerospace And Defence Sector Opportunities In The Region Highlighted At Event
Aerospace and defence sector opportunities in the region highlighted at event Businesses in the Highlands and Islands are being invited to a free workshop to find out how the region can benefit from opportunities in the aerospace, defence, security and space industries.   It will be held in at An Lòchran, Inverness Campus on Tuesday 26 September 2017 The event is organised by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and ADS Scotland which is the Scottish branch of the aerospace, defence, security and space industry trade organisation, ADS.  
Celebrating The Contribution Communities Make To Scotland
Over 250 community leaders from across Scotland will meet in Aviemore today and tomorrow (21-22 September) at a national conference to look at the impact and future role of community-led development on Scotland's social and economic fortunes.   The event, hosted by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and supported by the Scottish Government, brings together community groups, academia and experts to discuss the vital contribution communities make to Scotland and consider how to support their continuing and increasing ambitions.  
Wes Takes Steps To Harness The Waves With New Control Systems Funding
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has just announced over £660K of funding for 13 new projects aiming to develop innovative control systems for wave energy converters.   This initiative brings together control systems specialists from mature sectors such as aerospace and oil and gas, to work with Scottish technology developers in addressing the challenges of controlling and integrating Wave Energy Converter (WEC) systems and their components.  
HIE Helps Businesses Get Cyber StrongThumbnail for article : HIE Helps Businesses Get Cyber Strong
Highlands and Islands Enterprise is offering its clients across the region support to protect themselves from cyber attacks, by launching the Cyber Strong business project.   Co-inciding with Digital Leaders Cyber Resilience Week (11-15 September 2017), the agency is launching a programme to help local businesses and social enterprises achieve national Cyber Essentials accreditation.  
Workshop Focuses On Food And Drink Innovation
Food and drink businesses looking to grow through innovation are encouraged to register for a free workshop which takes place in Inverness on 31 August.   The event will focus on the new ‘Make Innovation Happen' service which provides a single access point for all innovation support to the Scottish food and drink industry.  
Scottish Expertise Goes On Show At World's Biggest Aquaculture Technology FairThumbnail for article : Scottish Expertise Goes On Show At World's Biggest Aquaculture Technology Fair
Twenty-three Scottish companies are travelling to Norway this week to highlight the country's expertise at the world's largest aquaculture technology exhibition.  Aqua Nor 2017 gets under way in Trondheim on Tuesday (15 August 2017), and runs until Friday (18 August 2017).  
Cabinet secretary stresses role of public sector in supporting NC500Thumbnail for article : Cabinet secretary stresses role of public sector in supporting NC500
The successful North Coast 500 tourist route will need strong co-ordinated support from the public sector to ensure its long term sustainability.   Experiences of the initiative should also be shared with groups around the country looking to develop similar projects.  
Study Shows North Coast 500 Route Added £9million Extra SpendingThumbnail for article : Study Shows North Coast 500 Route Added £9million Extra Spending
The North Coast 500 (NC500) tourist route, launched in 2015, has had a positive impact on both visitor numbers and business trade.   This is according to a new report commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).  

[Printer Friendly Version]