Marketing and Promoting your Business University of East London CEWE

Maleka Dattu of Merumaya Integrative Skincare gives her tips on how to market and promote your start up business


Trade Mission to Russia: Moscow


London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is leading a trade mission to Moscow on Monday 17 June – Wednesday 20 June 2013.

The mission will be led by European Commission Vice President, Antonio Tajani, as part of his ‘missions for growth’ campaign. Companies attending the mission will benefit from the publicity it attracts, as well as access to networking receptions and B2B with companies and politicians.

Businesses interested in meeting with entrepreneurs from the UK’s fastest growing major export market should consider applying. The travel package is currently being negotiated but it is estimated this will cost approx. £1,050. Travel grants are available for SMEs based in London.

Please download the flyer for more information.

If you would like to apply please contact me for an application form ASAP. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 30 April 2013.

If you are interested in receiving more information about the Russian Market, don’t miss out the “Russia Business Briefing” that will take place on Wednesday 8 May at King’s College in London.

Please read the full programme here.

Great for Make It Global businesses; live chat tomorrow on how to export through online sales




Tomorrow’s Guardian’s small business network online chat will focus on how to export through online sales. The chat will begin at 1pm on Thursday on the Guardian site. You’ll have the chance to submit questions to an expert panel – so take the opportunity to explore the potential of going global online!

Join the live chat here.

A Russian roulette without the gamble…


The London Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) International Business team have a wealth of experience and have put together an unrivaled programme of international trade seminars, training and missions. Whether your business is already trading internationally, or is planning to do so in the future, our programme is designed to help your business open up new markets for your products and services.

This seminar will offer a useful presentation about the Russian economy and advice about business opportunities in Russia for UK-based companies. Attendees will also get practical advice on how to set up their business and start making business with the UK’s fastest growing major export market.

On Wednesday 8 May 2013
At King’s College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
Time 9.00am – 12.30am
For more information contact Marta Zanfrini, International Business Executive,
E: or T: +44 (0)20 7203 1822

Click here to be directed to the site.

Federation of Small Businesses Exporting Masterclass and networking event


Wednesday 15th May 18.30, City Hall, Room 2, SE1 2AA


Interested in boosting your profits and businesses through exporting? Thought about exporting but not sure what steps to take? Already export but would require additional advice and support? Successful at exporting and would like to share your experiences at a networking event? Then don’t miss out on the FSB Export Masterclass, in partnership with UKTI.

This event is part of Export Week and provides a fantastic opportunity to network and find out more about financial advice and support available to your business. FSB are bringing together key export partners from UK Trade and Industry (UKTI), UK Export Finance (UKEF), along with a host of representatives from Grant Thornton Growth Accelerator and Regional experts.

Book your place via the booking page.

Hackney Citizen writes about Make It Global


For all those Make It Global businesses in the London Borough of Hackney you’ll see the Make It Global project featured in this week’s copy of the Hackney Citizen in an article titled ‘Women entrepreneurs given boost to gain global scope‘.

To read the article and find out more how Make It Global plans to support businesses in Hackney and in London read the article here.

The Chilean Government’s international entrepreneur attracting ‘Start-Up Chile’ scheme



The Start-up Chile scheme has been created by the Chilean government to drive forward it’s ambition to become the definitive entrepreneurial and innovation hub of Latin America. Check out this short video which outlines the scheme aimed at attracting entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses from Chile.

Make It Global launches in Europe



Last month, the Make It Global team attended EBN’s Annual Policy Conference in Brussels to formally launch the project in Europe. 2013_03_20_EBN_w-001

The event was attended by over 180 delegates from across the world who heard from Laurence de Richemont, Adviser for Industry and Entrepreneurship at the Cabinet of President Barroso and Maria Graça da Carvalho, a Member of the European Parliament.  The event was a chance for members of the EBN network, entrepreneurs and their supporters to share ideas, challenges and experiences.

The Make It Global team gave a presentation about the project to encourage other members of the EBN network to support London’s women entrepreneurs to Make It Global.

Click here to read more about the event.