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Exporting Advice for Creative & Media SMEs

Thinking about exporting? We asked the North West International Trade Team to share their resources for Creative, Media and Tech SMEs based in the UK.

Getting ready to sell overseas – Understand what’s involved in selling overseas, start making preparations, get your product ready and get support from partners.

Create an export plan – Similar to a business plan, but with an international focus, an export plan outlines your objectives, strategy and preparations, as well as evaluating risks and benefits. Here you’ll find a list of some of the things you should include.

Routes to market – selling internationally – Find out about the 4 main ways to sell your products or services overseas. Here you’ll find guidance for researching your market, finding a local distributor or agent, and further advice on next steps.

Export Opportunities Platform – Find and apply for overseas opportunities from businesses looking for products or services like yours.

The North West International Trade Team support SMEs to enter new markets and develop their international sales. Contact them at

(Not based in the North West? Find your nearest DIT office)