Growing your business by finding new customers

Are you driven by the challenge of growing your business profits and market share?

There are many well-established business growth strategies such as selling more to existing customers, or expanding existing sales channels and forming partnerships. But one of the most effective and lucrative ways to grow your business is to enter new markets.

It's proven that businesses that get involved in international trade become more dynamic, innovative and successful, and selling into new markets needn't be as challenging as you might think.

Did you know?

80% of businesses don't think that their product or service can be sold overseas or believe that trading internationally is too difficult.

The good news is that four out of five of them are wrong.

Let us show you how



Have you ever received an order for your goods or services from an overseas customer? Or, have you ever thought about trading internationally?




If you've considered selling your goods or services internationally, or you've already taken an order from an overseas customer, we can help you to shape your growth strategy and secure new orders.

Find out how we can support you.



If you've never thought about selling your products or services to an overseas customer, read on to find out how entering new markets may well be easier than you think.

Find out about entering new markets.

Export for Growth is a project delivered by Business West, which helps local SMEs find profitable customers in overseas markets. We support ambitious businesses through strategic workshops, one-to-one advice, desk-based research and company visits.

We have access to over 1,000 live opportunities for selling products overseas. Contact us to find out more.

  • Have a question?

    If you'd like to find out more about how we can help your business, why not give us a call on 01275 370 944 to speak to one of our expert trade advisers.

  • Our one-day interactive Ready to Export workshops are run by export specialists throughout the South West region to help you start your export journey.

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