Month: April 2017

Ever since the 51.9% voted for the UK to leave the EU back in June last year, there’s been a lot of conjecture on what the split will mean for trade – many of those who voted leave are sure the nation is in a stronger position now it can arrange its own trade deals with countries outside of the EU, such as India, New Zealand and Australia.

On the other hand,  those in the remain camp find it difficult to see the logic in sorting expensive trade deals with countries halfway around the world when there’s so many willing customers right on our doorstep.

And while there are reasonable arguments from both camps, it’s worth looking at who are currently the UK’s main trading partners…

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It seems Bulgaria is a good place to do business – A T Kearny, the global management consultant firm, ranks ninth in the world and number one in Europe as an outsourcing destination, the World Bank put it a 38 for ease of doing business, while Bloomberg places it as the sixth best country for doing business.

If your looking to extend your operation across Europe, Bulgaria could be the ideal destination, so here’s all you need to know about exporting to Bulgaria.

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Brazil is the biggest economy in Latin America, with larger states such as São Paulo having a bigger economy than neighboring nationArgentina. Brazil is also the world’s seventh biggest economy with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of USD 2.3 trillion.

The UK and Brazil have a burgeoning trading relationship in place – UK goods exports to Brazil more than doubled in the decade between 2002 and 2012, and services exports increased by 59% in the five years between 2009 and 2014. And even though overall imports to Brazil dropped by 14.3% in 2015, the number of UK goods exported to the country only fell by 5%.

If you’re thinking of exporting to Brazil, the top UK exports include:

  • Chemical products (mainly fungicides)
  • Electrical appliances
  • Machinery
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Vehicles

If Brazil looks like a good opportunity for your business, here’s all you need to know about exporting there…

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Last year saw a record 80 new companies starting up in the UK every hour. A study from StartUp Britain, a national enterprise campaign backed by the government, has revealed how 342,927 new businesses were registered with Companies House between January and June 2016, a figure that looks set to beat that of 2015, when a record 608,110 companies were registered in 12 months.

And working from home is also booming across the UK – of those registered companies, almost half (40%) are believed to be run from home.

And then there are all those office workers who spend a couple of days a week working remotely, the chance to get away from the daily commute and tepid office coffee proving to be a massive boost to morale.

However, while working from home is seen as the perfect antidote to the nine-to-five grind, if working from home is the norm then getting motivated to get things done can be a big problem…what, with the lure of daytime telly and all that housework that needs doing.

So, if you’re a home worker suffering from a severe lack of self-discipline, here are some top tips to keep motivated…

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