Do you want to expand outside of Switzerland? In our dossier you will find all the information you need to successfully start your internationalization process: tips on customs and formalities, practical advice and the most important contacts you need to start exporting and trading internationally.
Build export knowledge
Is your company ready to start its internationalization? Gain initial important insights on getting started in exporting here.
In our Export Sparring Program, startups receive personally tailored export support in a two-hour consultation. The workshops on the following topics build on each other logically and can be booked either individually or as a series:
- International business model
- Choice of export market
- Planning the market entry
- First steps in the market
Find the right export market
Once you have learned the export basics, the next step is to find the right target market for your company. There is a wide variety of potential export markets. Is it better to enter a mature market, where competition is fierce, or an emerging market? So how do you decide which market to enter and which market mechanisms you need to be aware of?
Examine different forms of market entry
Every market is different: Which business and sales model is suitable for your company in the selected target market? Here you can find out which models exist, which regulations have to be observed and how the cost structure can be optimally structured.
How we support you in international business
First steps in the market
Would you like to know how you can explore your target market step by step? Travel to your chosen target country. Attend trade fairs – as an exhibitor or participant. Establish contacts with potential business partners, customers and experts. And network with like-minded people in Switzerland. Find out how Switzerland Global Enterprise can help you with these projects and find useful articles and online tools for this internationalization step below.
Learn from other Swiss SMEs.
It's crucial to position yourself in the right niche.
Michael Früh, CFO and Deputy Managing Director at F&P Robotics tells us here how the successful market entry and steady growth in Germany and China was achieved within five years.
Our country consultants will help you test the market with the following services:
Get information online and free of charge
Would you like to push you international business? The following online tools will help you to do so. Online and free of charge, try it out: