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Switzerland is Worth a Look…..

  Monday, September 11, 2017

Switzerland is Worth a Look…..Switzerland is a lovely place. We all know that. What with the lakes and mountains, sun in summer and snow in winter. A veritable paradise. Those of you who are financially well endowed can even rest your funds here to quietly accumulate or to purchase the ever reliable and strong Swiss franc (more about that later). Switzerland is often seen as an oasis of peace and tranquillity surrounded by a thundering herd of noisier neighbours. Some would say clever enough to stay out of the.....Read More

Exporting is Essential to Growth

  Monday, August 14, 2017

Did you know you could grow your business more than five times its current size in just five years? Yes, really. There are UK businesses just like yours that have done this. How? Through export. But where can you start? Whitefield International is one consultancy which can help your profits soar by finding productive new markets overseas. We have sourced partners and distributors and set up successful new operations in:  - The Americas - USA, Canada and Latin America - Europe - East and West, North and .....Read More

Where Next in the World?

  Thursday, July 20, 2017

For those of us who enjoy contemplating our navel whilst at the same time reading macroeconomic reports on which export markets we should next be focusing our efforts on, the last few years has been a trying time. You see, it has all to do with acronyms. You might well ask what have they got to do with selling overseas. Well, the acronyms I’m referring to, represent collective names bestowed on lists of countries, which assorted experts and consultants consider to be the next happening places in terms of market gr.....Read More

Tango with Fear...Don't let Fear Damage your International Sales

  Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fear of failure, fear of wasting time, fear of disrupting the status quo, most of all, fear of losing money. As any management guru or even export manager will tell you, standing still in business is not an option. We all have to move forward to stay in the same place and even to keep up with, let alone get ahead of, the competition. What is this fear I’m talking about? Well, it is an unexplained fear of the unknown, fear of something larger lurking out there than we are used to…… it is fear of tack.....Read More

South America - Still Undiscovered?

  Thursday, April 06, 2017

Taken as a whole, South America is a huge market, but with very large differences at a country level in terms of economic performance and attitude to business. There are 12 individual nations defined by most market commentators as South American - from large players on the world stage, such as Brazil and Argentina, to smaller more regionally defined countries, such as Suriname or Uruguay.In the UK, businesses looking to enter South America these days tend to focus on Brazil. However, all their competitors will be doin.....Read More

Colombia, The Next Big Trade Destination

  Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Whitefield International associates, Carolina Larramendy and Juliana Velásquez of Globalista, a business consultancy based in  Colombia, give an update on the fastest growing market in Latin America. Colombia is a recurring member of the countries listed as the most promising in terms of economic growth. Experts agree with the great potential presented by the mix of its resources, clear governance and a unified vision by both public and private sector leaders. These experts also agree that in order to benef.....Read More

More Than Meets the Eye (of the Falcon)

  Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country consisting of seven separate, but connected, emirates has become a must consider location for internationally-minded businesses for the best part of two decades. The country as a whole has been advancing in so many ways in recent times – generally below the radar - a fact missed by many business commentators, who have tended to focus specifically on the stop-start, but hugely impressive, commercial developments in Dubai or the substantial global investments undertaken by.....Read More