Preparation is essential when expanding to a new market - it will make the difference between success or failure. However, the success of your market entry plan will also be dependent on the right lead person in the new market. Do they possess the right 'soft skills' to execute your plan and develop your business? Three essential 'soft skills' are considered here for selecting the right person to lead your market entry.
With the UK growing faster than any other economy in Europe, and household spending rapidly on the increase, many European manufacturers are eyeing up Britain as a lucrative export market and vital source of sales growth. On top of this, a strengthening Pound (GBP) against the Euro (EUR) means that products being exported from the Eurozone into the UK are becoming considerably cheaper than their US and UK competitors. So how do you establish a robust and attractive pricing strategy for your products in the UK? Here are our top 5 tips.
When expanding your business internationally and moving into a new country or territory for the first time, it is vital to consider whether your brand translates well into the new market. Cultural differences, a symbol, colour or strapline that works well in your home country may have very different meanings in another and may even cause a market entry fail. Using well known brands as examples we consider 10 key factors that caused problems because some aspect of their brand did not translate.
In the world of International Market Expansion a lot of market entry initiatives fail due to execution of the strategy, or even due to the lack of a strategy in the first place. We've outlined five common mistakes that cause companies to give up completely, retreat, require more money than planned, or need more investment of resources to make it work.
All too often companies jump into a new market without thinking through all the implications, so it's no wonder that 4 out of 5 companies fail when entering a new market, a figure that's even higher for SMEs. Many companies fail due to a lack of understanding about the new market and many key questions should be thoroughly considered to ensure the best chances of success. Here we discuss what a Go-To-Market plan actually looks like.