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February 2017 International 21 Do you want to access a selection of business co-operation offers made by European companies wishing to work with UK firms? Every month Enterprise Europe Network publishes a Business Opportunities in Europe Bulletin, which contains the latest co-operation offers from companies across the EU and beyond. To find out more about this issue’s listed overseas business opportunities or to subscribe to the bulletin contact Enterprise Europe Network London at europe@ londonchamber.co.uk or 020 7248 1992. France Ref: BRFR20161123001 SME manufacturer is looking for partnership for aluminium casting of large parts under subcontracting agreement. Company specialises in development and production of vessel propulsion system and is now looking for companies able to supply under subcontracting single large size aluminium cast parts. Spain Ref: BRES20161216002 Design and manufacturer of architectural fountains and related irrigation systems is looking for installers of ornamental fountains in public spaces in cities, parks and gardens. Poland Ref: BRPL20161220002 Company experienced in the field of fertilisers and agricultural chemicals, including substances which support the cultivation and breeding, is looking for innovative producers of fertilisers, pesticides and construction chemicals to distribute these products within the Polish market. Germany Ref: BRDE20161111001 SME supplier of premium shoe and clothing laces is searching for an experienced European manufacturing partner to produce laces in various colours, lengths, materials etc. in order to expand their business internationally. Romania Ref: BRRO20160919001 Company with a large variety of products, already an exclusive distributor for a prestigious Italian fruit producer, is looking for producers of excellent fruit and fruit products. The company is willing to explore File: 221722-11-16 LBM Action Coach Ad size: A4 1/4P (90mm wide x 130mm high) Write This Down! The Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership found that businesses who have a written business plan experience 50% more sales growth. They also have 12% higher gross profit margins. 221722-11-16 LBM Action Coach.indd 1 19/10/2016 12:09 Beyond the stats, here are four reasons we’ve found for why written business plans are a good idea: 1) They get you back on track Periodic reviews of your plan (yearly, if not quarterly) can clearly identify where you’ve deviated. You can then decide to change track or course-correct to the right path. 2) They weather uncertainty “But nothing ever goes according to plan.” Of course they don’t – but your plan is not set in stone. It is a guide that helps you pivot around problems while staying in the right general direction. 3) They help you step back With a plan only in your head, your business needs your constant intervention. A written business plan explains your vision, forming a foundation for you to eventually take a well-deserved break. 4) They identify where model not mindset is the problem Our clients often think the business stagnates when the owner isn’t good enough. Usually untrue! A business plan helps shed light on where the business structure is the problem, not the owner themselves. Even if you are unsure at first, try writing down your business goals. When the road is clear, you may just find it easier to accelerate. i Visit londoncoachinggroup.com/ planning to attend an intensive on creating a business plan and executing it effectively. ADVERTORIAL “Even if you are unsure at first, try writing down your business goals. When the road is clear, you may just find it easier to accelerate.” new opportunities to import from quality fruit producers in Europe. Ireland Ref: BOIE20161108001 A long-established precision engineering company has developed an extensive range of jet nozzles for use in industrial drain cleaning and would like to develop a commercial agency or manufacturing agreement with manufacturers and distributors of parts to the drain and sewer cleaning sectors. Greece Ref: BOGR20161122001 Producer of aluminium doors and windows offers a wide range of products suitable for indoor and outdoor solutions in small and large scale. Distributors are sought in all countries. Portugal Ref: BOPT20160120002 SME specialising in developing and manufacturing special machines for press welding resistance, spot resistance welding, wire cutting and straightening, cutting and other machines is looking for companies to represent their products under a commercial agency agreement. Belgium Ref: BOBE20161123001 Manufacturer of a flexible storage system seeks distributors in the field of warehouse equipment with established contacts in industry and factories. The company specialises in reusable textile packaging systems for the B2B industry and has become the European market leader. Sweden Ref: BOSE20161130001 An award-winning design company has developed a patented earplug that protects from harmful noise, while preserving superior sound quality and feeling. The SME is looking for partners distributing primarily to major retail chains, design and concept stores and pharmacies in the UK. Israel Ref: TOIL20160412001 Start-up offers a set of billing and rating solutions (per-pay and post-pay) that make customer billing and charging easy and quick. The company is looking for a technical cooperation and commercial agreement with agile integrators in ICT among other sectors. Overseas business opportunities


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