Date: 16.05.2014

Free Guide to Help Businesses Trade Overseas

Language specialist The Translation People is backing a government drive to encourage small businesses to expand overseas by issuing its own free translation guide.

The move follows the announcement by the UK Trade & Investment agency of a doubling in grant monies available for small and medium-sized businesses to attend overseas trade shows.

Under the extension of the Tradeshow Access Programme, SMEs can now apply for up to six grants of up to £1,800 to exhibit their wares at 400 major overseas trade events. Previously, the limit was three grants.

“The extra grant money is a fantastic boost for small businesses looking to expand overseas during the recession,” said Steve Wilde, Managing Director of leading UK translation provider The Translation People.

“However, success depends on adopting a professional approach – and in particular that means not cutting corners when having exhibition or marketing materials translated.

“Our free guide provides impartial advice to help companies decide what really needs translating and where professional support is needed. It will be a valuable asset to any business operating overseas – and in particular those taking their first steps into this marketplace.”

The Translation: getting it right guide is produced by The Translation People in conjunction with industry body the Institute of Translation & Interpreting. Among the subjects included are: identifying priority materials for translation; avoiding common pitfalls and cultural misunderstandings; and how to find the right translation partner.

The translation guide is available to download free of charge.

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