The uncertainty about the outcome of Brexit makes many business managers on both sides of the channel insecure. However now it is the time to move and check your position on EU markets, stabilize your positions or even look for possibilities to start-up a new foreign business.
One thing we know for sure; your existing European contacts will want to continue doing business with you. They are looking out for new products and opportunities, whatever the negotiators in Brussels or London are able to work out.
We will keep you posted regarding the mood among the European SMEs and Entrepreneurs, so you take decisions based on true facts from the shopfloors and work places, not on the information coloured by politicians or the press.
Our language skills, and much more importantly, our understanding of the different cultures, will give you a real insight into what foreign business managers think; a reliable base from which to decide what move to make.
Expanding abroad can be less costly than you might think and our role in it will be worth the money. Europe will have to reform and change in the future. Don’t let Brexit send you the wrong way; let us guide you to solid business relations in Europe and in the UK.
COMPANIES WHO LOST IN
It was reported that a combination of intricate labour laws, restricted business hours and culturally unfamiliar in-store conduct were behind the Wallmarts failure in Germany. Estimated losses were approximately £1 billion.
It has been suggested that a lack of understanding regarding the economy and customer shopping trends caused the British food chain to fail in the United States. Estimated losses were approximately £1.8 billion.
Despite a promising financial climate it is believed there was a distinct misunderstanding of Chinese culture. This oversight lead to the complete closure of Home Depot’s stores, resulting in a total £160 million loss.