Exports and international markets

Learn exporting essentials online

Learn exporting essentials online

Instead of doing all the research yourself, why not get started with an online training course? ExportSavvy guides you through some of the key aspects of exporting, from the basics, to financial, legal and security considerations.

Why learn online?

Need the right skills and capability to widen your product or service distribution? Now, more than ever, individuals and companies are turning to eLearning courses and online training events to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Our customers tell us that access to training and development tools is invaluable to their export success. Time is precious, for any growing business. And not every business can afford the time away from their core business to attend classroom training and seminars.

That's where ExportSavvy can help. 

What is ExportSavvy?

ExportSavvy is a free online eLearning tool that gives you flexibility to learn the nuts and bolts of exporting. You can learn by yourself, or with a dedicated export adviser – at a time that suits you.

It's fast-evolving as a valuable source of help for Scottish companies starting out in exporting. It provides the right information, at the right time, and allows you to work at your own pace.

ExportSavvy offers unlimited access to practical information and advice, based on real-life exporting experiences of small to medium enterprises. It will give you the know-how to help underpin your company’s export success.

Get a whole range of powerful tips and guidance. And how you choose to learn is up to you:

  • Browse the specific subject areas to develop your thinking
  • Watch short films and case studies for inspiration
  • Read the checklists and guides to keep your business on track
  • Choose one of the many specific modules to help shape your export plan

What's in it for me?

If you're considering exporting for the first time and don't know how to start, register on the ExportSavvy website today

ExportSavvy can help you:

  • Realise the benefits that exporting can bring your business
  • Identify the best opportunities and how to reach them
  • Understand the legal and financial aspects of exporting
  • Develop the practical skills, know-how and confidence to trade overseas
  • Create a robust export plan for the long-term

Which topics are covered?

Six step-by-step modules will help deepen your knowledge across a range of topics:

  • Export business fundamentals
  • Language, culture and international business
  • Working with distributors and overseas partners
  • Financial considerations including funding
  • Legal and intellectual property considerations
  • International trade logistics and security

Export planning step-by-step

You can follow these eight points in ExportSavvy's guided workbook to create an export plan:

  1. Get started
  2. Shape your offer
  3. Choose your market
  4. Resource your opportunity
  5. Access markets
  6. Find/manage partners
  7. Plan your finances for growth
  8. Manage trade risks

How it works

Step-by-step, you'll be able to build your skills and confidence to grow your business in markets around the world.

  • Each of the eight planning points is broken down into two or three simple steps
  • Each step is supported by a short video-based tutorial to stimulate and inform your thinking
  • There are also relevant checklists, case studies and links to build your knowledge and insight
  • You complete the short section at the end of each tutorial to capture your conclusions and ideas
  • Your conclusions and ideas are automatically inserted into a plan framework which organises and builds your plan for you
  • It couldn’t be simpler. You can review your plan at any time and edit it as many times as you want.