Brexit can have a lot of Irish businesses worried, especially Irish SMEs. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. The United Kingdom might be a little harder to break into once Brexit fully takes hold, but that gives Irish businesses some major opportunities. And what are those opportunities? Well, we’re glad you asked.
The Irish Business Relationship With The U.K. Post Brexit
England and Ireland have always had a close relationship because of our close relationship with each other.
This has always meant that the first choice for exporting goods and services has always been the U.K. It’s a natural choice, and one that many Irish exporters should look into.
However, Brexit is going to make that a lot more difficult. By all indications, any European Union member country will face a long road into England, and vice-versa.
That’s going to make things a whole lot tougher for Irish SMEs. With tougher rules, and more red tape, when it comes to exporting to England, it can look like Brexit will have an adverse effect on sales and profits. And this is before E.U regulations are brought into the equation; extra tariffs and taxes can, and will, cut into every business exporting into England. For Irish SMEs, this might be the straw that broke the camels back. But that doesn’t mean that it won’t provide some opportunities for Irish companies.
How Brexit Can Help Irish SMEs
Like we said, England is the natural choice for Irish SMEs to export to. But that doesn’t mean that it’s the only choice. The European Union still has plenty of countries as member states, all of which are still open for business; and they still will be well after Brexit takes hold.
Think of all of the benefits of exporting to England. Now, multiply that ten-fold. And then multiply it again. Now we’re close to how beneficial the rest of the E.U can be to Irish businesses.
The entirety of the E.U might seem like a mammoth undertaking, but let’s look at it this way; if you start exporting into one country in the E.U, does it really seem that big of a task? Sure, it’s not going to be easy, but it’s a lot more do-able than exporting to an entire continent. Let’s take one country as an example; Germany. Once Brexit occurs, what’s stopping you from growing your market in Germany? Or France? Or Italy? Brexit opens up a whole new world of opportunities. But that doesn’t mean that you have to wait until it happens to start growing your market there now.
But how can small businesses in Ireland reach across the European Union? Sales reps and agents could do it, but they wouldn’t make much of an impact as quickly as you’d like. A sales account management firm, however, is the best way to export your product to whichever countries you wanted to go to.
And that’s where we come in. So far, we’ve brought a lot of companies to almost every country in Europe, and every single one of them have been amazed by our success with them. We’ll do everything possible to ensure that your company is as successful as possible in the countries you want to export to. So why let Brexit stop you from exporting abroad? Let’s make the best of it.