Smarta webchat: international expansion with Gavin Wheeldon, Thursday 8 March at 12pm

Join us on Thursday 8 March to discover how you can make your first break into international markets.

As a small business international expansion can seem daunting, but it is also widely believed that overseas trading will be key to the economic recovery.

The founder of translation service provider Applied Language Solutions Gavin Wheeldon will be joining us for the next Smarta webchat to answer your questions breaking into international markets.

Wheeldon set up his business in his spare bedroom in 2003 and crucial to his success has been successful international expansion. Realising that sustainable international growth would only come with overseas expansion, he opened offices in the US, Bulgaria, Guatemala, France, Spain and Germany.

Wheeldon will be able to answer your questions and share his experience of  successfully epxanding his business abroad. He can talk about getting a breakthrough and securing the first piece of business and how to build on the initial success.

Find out how you should choose what markets to start your expansion and what issues you need to be aware of, such as managing a local workforce and dealing with regulation.

Joining Wheeldon will be Matt Thomas, chief operating officer of Smarta. A veteran in the world of UK start-ups he has covered thousands of small business stories as he has followed them in pursuit of success at home as well as abroad. This means he has seen what works and what doesn't and will be able to share his insights with those who tune in to the webchat.

So set yourself a reminder below and tune in to have all your questions answered by our expert panel and let them share their experiences to help you.

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