Enterprise Nation

East London Export Club has partnered with the UK’s most active small business network, Enterprise Nation, to offer you valuable business support !

Register for Enterprise Nation Membership here

We Recommend

Go Global bookIn this book, bestselling author Emma Jones, puts paid to perceptions and shows you don’t need big budgets or to be a big business to be a globally successful one. She offers a route map that will have you trading across the globe and illustrates how it can be done, with stories from 20 successful exporters. Consider it your guide as you embark on a journey of international deals and discovery. Buy here

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Go Global Hong Kong & China: a focus on e-commerce
9 – 14 November 2016

GoGlobal China

The trip, part of our Go Global programme, is retail focused and offers UK business owners the exclusive opportunity to immerse themselves in the Chinese market during the world’s biggest online shopping day of the year, Singles’ Day!  The programme also includes the chance to meet with distributors, agents, online marketplaces, expert export advisers and key contracts in the region to help you discover, explore and successfully enter the Chinese market.

China is the world’s second largest economy and now the world’s largest market for groceries, luxury goods and e-commerce. Key opportunities for UK businesses, as outlined by the China Britain Business Council, in the Chinese market are selling products on one of China’s e-commerce platforms, promoting products on Chinese social media platforms, luxury fashion and food and drink sectors. It’s an ideal environment for UK retail businesses to look to as an export market.

The five day, four-night mission from 9-14 November is open to just 30 individuals. The programme includes visits to Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou and features practical workshops on doing business in China from HSBC, Invest HK, KPMG, LNP China and more. Mission places include flights, accommodation, travel and all mission activity.  Register here

 

Previous Events

 

Go Global New York: a focus on retail
3 -6 October 2016

GoGlonal New York

The trip is a retail focused mission offering UK retail business owners the chance to meet with online marketplaces, bricks and mortar stores and retail tech innovators to help you discover, explore and successfully enter the US market.

The US remains the undisputed leader of the retail industry, accounting for almost 30% of the world’s consumer market and with an expenditure of $10 trillion. It’s the ideal environment for UK retail businesses to look to as an export market. Following the Brexit decision the time now is better than ever to export to the US in view of the current exchange rate.

The three day, two-night mission from 3-5 October is open to just 25 retail brands. The programme includes visits to Etsy, Skype and Bing, exclusive tours around New York. You’ll meet buyers, bloggers and fellow retail entrepreneurs on a mission that’s been created to ensure you discover how to do business in the US. Register here

 

Go Global Amsterdam: A focus on homewares
22 -23  September 2016

GoGlobal Amsterdam

The Netherlands is the fourth most densely populated country and 16th largest economy in the world. It’s an ideal environment for first-time exporters. The trip features special guest mission go-er, Anna Rigby, head homewares buyer for John Lewis.
The two day, one-night mission is open to just 35 homewares brands, designers, makers and suppliers.

The programme includes visits to the John Lewis store-in-store at department store De Bijenkorf, ‘the Selfridges’ of Amsterdam, MADE.COM’s showroom, Makerversity, a full afternoon with practical sessions covering trade, tax, finance and shipping, and a city centre pop-up, giving you a real opportunity to test the market and make sales.  You’ll meet buyers, bloggers and fellow homewares entrepreneurs on this mission.    Register here

Go Global mission to Berlin: a focus on Fashion
19 -21 May 2016
Berlin, Brandenburg gate, Germany

Enterprise Nation’s second small business trade mission of 2016 is a trip to Berlin on 19 to 21 May with a focus on fashion and creative design.

Germany is the largest economy in Europe with a population of 81 million people and is a key market for UK brands. None more so than fashion brands wanting to expand horizons and increase sales.

Join the Enterprise Nation Go Global fashion mission to learn how to sell your fashion into Germany and meet buyers looking for the products you have to sell. – Register here

Go Global mission to Dublin: a focus on Food & Drinks
10 and 11 March 2016

Irish Flag

Places are now open for a mission that will particularly appeal to companies in the food, fashion, footwear and homeware sectors. Ireland imports more from the UK than any other country. It is the UK’s largest export market in food and drink, and second largest market in clothing, fashion and footwear. Ireland is an ideal first step to exporting for UK companies. Will it be yours?

Join us for a 2 day/ 1 night mission to meet tech titans who will show how to leverage social media platforms to go global, meet with pre-selected Irish companies looking for the products and services you offer, hear from successful Irish entrepreneurs and meet buyers in the food, fashion and homewares sectors.  – register here

Go Global Mission to China:  International trade
14 to 18 October 2015

Enterprise Nation will take 40 Great British businesses to China for an intensive three day trade mission. The companies will be meeting experts, entrepreneurs and potential partners. They’ll be hosted by PayPal and HSBC before popping up on the streets of Shanghai and doing deals.

From receptions with a government minister to meeting China’s largest diamond seller, and hearing from British companies on how they’ve achieved success, it’s action packed and created to secure deals for this group of ambitious business owners.

Go Global Mission to New York: Startups and entrepreneurs
25 September-28 September 2014

A two-day Mission to New York to meet top brands, hot StartUps and New York’s leading entrepreneurs. Spend time with fellow entrepreneurs, small business journalists from the UK, and  from Mission meets.

You’ll meet 60 fellow UK business owners, 10 leading small business journalists and New York’s hottest startups, brands and entrepreneurs. – register here