Announcing The LatAm Edge Awards

Trade Horizons is very proud to announce the establishment of the LatAm Edge Awards - the first British Awards to assist the establishment and growth of Latin American Tech companies in the UK. The award identifies ambitious Latin American companies with a proven business model and the potential for scalability within the UK and beyond, and helps them realise international growth.

October 17th, 2016|Categories: International Expansion, News|Tags: |

5 Typical Fails in International Expansion – Part 5

The last market entry mistake is a trap that companies frequently fall into: this is the 'illusion' of being able to generate substantial new foreign income (attractive pricing and strong currency) based on only utilising home resources and costs (usually lower cost and weaker currency). This mistaken belief in the ability to create 'gold' from very little investment is surprisingly common and usually results in failure.

July 5th, 2016|Categories: International Expansion|

5 Typical Fails in International Expansion – Part 3

A surprising, but not uncommon, market entry fail is when companies expand to a new territory and are not clear about what they are trying to achieve, nor have an approach that defines tactical objectives and a clear estimate of the costs of the exercise. It's an approach which is entirely, 'Let's start and see".

June 21st, 2016|Categories: International Expansion|

5 Typical Fails in International Expansion – Part 2

Following on from my previous post, the second typical fail I frequently see in international expansion across many business sectors is what we call "Trying to be All Things To All People". Generally this is an error that happens when companies have not taken the required time to study the foreign market they are looking to enter and they have no focus.

June 14th, 2016|Categories: International Expansion|

5 Typical Fails in International Expansion – Part 1

I recently returned from participating in the Catalyst Seminar Speaking Tour in India. My slot was on how to drive commercial success when entering a foreign market. Working with companies from all over the world, of differing sizes and from different sectors, we see recurring themes in international expansion that cut across these including common issues, typical mistakes, as well as formulas for success. Here, I'm going to share five major mistakes that we encounter time and time again which can put a company's foreign market entry at risk and typically lead to failure and financial loss.

June 7th, 2016|Categories: International Expansion|

Package your Product for UK Market Entry – 7 Tips for Effective Packaging

As the UK economy continues to outperform other EU markets, many international brands are choosing the UK as a launch platform to enter Europe. However with such diverse cultures and tastes, aesthetic preferences, languages, and legal disclosures, how can a brand successfully steer through the landmine of product packaging and deliver not only a legally compliant product, but also one that appeals to the consumers of the UK and rest of EU? To help get you started, here are 7 tips for making sure your product packaging is fit for UK market entry.

June 18th, 2015|Categories: Branding, Import Export, Packaging, Sales & Marketing|Tags: |

Market Entry: Selecting the Right Lead Person – 3 Key Soft Skills

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.

May 14th, 2015|Categories: Market Entry|