Welcome to Business Solutions, straightforward steps to: increase sales, find finance, save money, and reduce risk – not forgetting, improving administration and operations.

(N.B. Each solution provides practical steps for implementation. However, some processes will require more skills than others. If you feel that your staff needs additional training to optimise the opportunities indicated here - or indeed that you feel you may have to hire someone to provide extra support, then simply refer to the resources under Training & Recruitment.)

First Steps in B2B eCommerce and International Trade

If you are just getting started or are unsure what steps to take to expand your B2B activities - including international trade. For practical suggestions, just browse through these sections.

  • Basic CyberSecurity.
  • eCommerce Guides.
  • Exporting Basics.
  • Pricing & Payments.
  • Reference Resources.
  • Remote Working.
  • Your Company Profile.

Brexit

  • How to trade with the EU, now that the UK has left the EU.
  • The outstanding issues still to be resolved and\or implemented.

Advertising & Marketing

Digital Advertising & Marketing offer amazing opportunities for you to expand your business at very little cost - with great ROI; when done properly (e.g. the DMA calculates that for every £1 spent on email marketing brings in £42 in sales).

  • Department of International Trade
  • Digital Advertising
  • Digital Marketing
  • The Kompass Directory
  • Kopiki
  • Website Optimisation

Back Office Support

There are plenty of online services which can help you operate more efficiently and lower your overheads).

  • Accountancy & Tax
  • Admin Systems
  • Communications
  • Company Management
  • Language Services
  • Legal Advice & Documentation

Competitor Analysis

It's good to know who you are up against - and helps you develop your marketing strategy. Use the tools indicated here to make this task as easy as possible.

  • Country Analysis
  • Company Profiles of your competitors

Financial Services

Access Funding and Financial Services - at the best prices possible.

  • Find Funding
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Insurance
  • Online Payment Services

International Logistics

Access the services and information you need, quickly and easily and at the best possible prices.

  • Cargo Insurance
  • International Documentation
  • Supply Chain Platforms
  • Tariffs & Taxes

(For UK Logistics support - see Support Services: Logistics.)

New Markets

In addition to developing your B2B Digital Advertising and Marketing Campaigns, identify the companies where you which match your ideal buyer profiles.

  • UK Buyers
  • Export Markets
  • Foreign Buyers
  • Procurement Platforms

New Suppliers

Covid, Brexit, and recent problems with Suppliers of all sorts have highlighted the importance of not being too dependent on a single Supplier. Use the resources here to identify potential New Suppliers.

  • Domestic Suppliers
  • Issue RFPS
  • International Markets
  • International Suppliers

Reduce Risk

Risks are not just eCommerce related (although some are). Here you will find suggestions and tools to minimise risks and the costs of covering them.

  • Bribery & Corruption
  • Country Risk
  • Credit References
  • CyberSecurity
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Identities & eSignatures
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Pricing & Payments
  • Quality Controls


The basic considerations we have applied in suggesting the service providers indicated here are:

  1. In our opinion, they have to be “best of breed”.
  2. They provide clarity as to the services.
  3. There is price transparency.

You will also find enough information online to make a decision whether a particular service is of interest. Only when you decide, will contact be initiated.

Wherever possible, we have negotiated with the service providers to offer their services through ExpoScotland at prices lower than those available if you go directly through their websites.

Please note, in the interests of complete transparency, there are commercial arrangements between some service providers listed here and TradeTech Solutions - this is how we are able to offer the services of the site free of charge to users.

Please contact us if you cannot find what you are looking for or have any suggestions for addition.