Friday, 13 January 2012
Saturday, 7 January 2012
As I know CCB (Cormack Consultancy Baltic) have been helping UK companies work in central and eastern Europe for the past 11 years, and have offices in Riga (Latvia) Kaunas (Lithuania) and will be opening an office in St Petersburg (Russia) in February. In that time they have helped well over 300 companies expand their businesses and have developed a way of looking at international expansion in a holistic way.
International expansion is not just about increased sales, but about looking at all the advantages of operating in a new market, this could be the outsourcing of certain elements of the business, the development of manufacturing partners, improving the supply chain through purchasing at more competitive rates, or establishing R&D and Manufacturing capability and accessing generous local financial incentives to support this, or finding safe and effective distribution into the Russian and CIS markets.
At CCB they understand all the angles for business, and know how to assist UK companies taking these first steps into working internationally. To help companies prepare for 2012 CCB are offering a free “international activity audit”. One of the CCB Directors, (http://www.ccbaltic.eu/en/nosaukums/our-people/uk-staff) will meet with your company and look at all possible opportunities for you to benefit from working internationally.
CCB will then produce a brief report highlighting thoughts on how your business may benefit, and if relevant highlight some specific opportunities in the markets we work in. CCB will also be able to provide details of partner companies if they believe that the company should not be looking at Easter Europe, but would be better in other markets like India.
Feel free to arrange an initial meeting/call and email charles(at)ccbaltic.eu
Sunday, 1 January 2012
The challenge of introducing a new brand is difficult enough, the idea of building a following for something that is an assumption based on the people involved is harder still. So I introduce the idea that those Journalists and bloggers involved in the first photo shoot for the collection will have pieces named after them.
Do you know established bloggers with a big following that can get to Edinburgh on 10th January? From 2pm there will be cake and wine for assembled guests...
You can find more information about our collection here:
Http://WWW.Spencerclothing.Wordpress.com until the website goes live.
It can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Contact me on: cg@ socialtailor .com
(Can you tel this was written from a mobile...)