Author Archives: Emma Jones

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Emma is founder of Enterprise Nation. Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, before starting her own business in 2000, which was successfully sold two years later. Emma then launched Enterprise Nation and has since written a number of best-selling business books, including Spare Room Start-Up, Working 5 to 9, Go Global and the StartUp Kit.

The accidental exporter: How UK small businesses are going global

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When I wrote the book ‘Go Global’ back in 2011, I interviewed more than a dozen exporters in order to share their trading tips and stories of success. Many of them referred to themselves as Accidental Exporters. They had taken to social media platforms and powerful marketplaces and, in so doing, had attracted customers and fans from across the globe. It proved the point that technology has been a key enabler when it comes to accessing new markets, and that entrepreneurs do not shy in the face of opportunity. Rather, they rapidly respond and learn as they go along.