Will My Brand Translate? 10 Factors to Consider When Entering a New Market

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.

April 20th, 2015|Categories: Branding, Market Entry|

Expanding to New Markets: 5 Common Mistakes in Market Entry

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.

March 11th, 2015|Categories: Market Entry|

Guidance for Getting your Business Visa for Non-EU Nationals – Part 1

Making sure you understand the visa that's right for you when setting up a business in the UK is very important. Seeking correct advice will ensure that you get the correct visa in time and that you don't prejudice your application by starting business activities too soon. This is the first of two articles to assist non-EU nationals seeking to bring their business to the UK.

February 12th, 2015|Categories: Business Visa|

Planning your Market Entry

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.

December 10th, 2014|Categories: Market Entry|