Customs regulations, data protection, special laws, marketing tools, sales platforms or special cultural characteristics: all markets are different and present specific challenges for Swiss exporters.
To support Swiss SMEs with their export project, Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) offers a range of consultations.
In an individual consultation, SMEs benefit from the expertise and network of an S-GE consultant. The meeting takes place either on company premises, over the telephone, video conference or at S-GE, depending on the customer's requirements.
In addition to the company and an S-GE consultant, an employee of the global S-GE network also participates in a country consultation. The network partner usually works in one of the 22 Swiss Business Hubs or 5 trade points, which are located at a Swiss Embassy or a Swiss Consulate-General. The country consultations are regularly held in Zurich, Lausanne, Lugano and Basel; they are non-binding and the first meeting is free of charge.
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The key to success is the right network and expertise
Employees of the global S-GE network come to Switzerland on a regular basis to support SMEs in their export projects. According to Alberto Silini, Head of Consultancy at S-GE, they can provide crucial information: “These employees are well acquainted with the market and the underlying conditions in the respective country, have a broad network of relationships and can mediate business partners, customers and experts. Swiss SMEs are thus supported from export idea to implementation.”
Do you need support in developing your market processing strategy, need a business partner in the target country or want to set up a branch overseas? Register now for a non-binding individual consultation session. Register now