Get ready to take on the world with the
International Business Accelerator
The International Business Accelerator (IBA) is for SME leaders who want a structured pathway into fast-growing international markets. Our mission is to equip you with the skills and focus you need to achieve your goal of getting your extraordinary products and services to the world.
The IBA speeds up and de-risks your international expansion over 12 months. Using our Framework for International Success, we help you answer the big questions and address the key challenges that you need to overcome before expanding your business offshore.
Our team of experts works with you to create solutions to those challenges, so that you build a sound strategy and avoid the mistakes that can sink a new international venture.
We recently launched the 2017 Global Entrepreneur Awards, to help showcase incredible micro-to-medium businesses and help them to prepare for international expansions.
Applications are open until 15 September - click here to apply!
Build your international strategy
Access to international experts
Accelerate your business with likeminded entrepreneurs
By the end of the program, you should be:
- Ready to enter a new market
- Sure that you have chosen the right market
- Confident that your product or service will work in that market
- Prepared to meet customer expectations in the new market
- Equipped to deal with the cultural nuances of the target market
- Up-to-date on the regulatory framework of the target market
- Prepared to implement a carefully designed international strategy
How does it work?
We know that business owners don’t have a moment to spare, so we’ve built the IBA to give you maximum impact for minimum effort.
The course is delivered entirely online over 12 months, so you can literally do it from anywhere in the world. All you need is a good internet connection, a phone, tablet or laptop with a camera and an open mind.
Each month we run a workshop featuring an international expert who will take you through key areas and provide firsthand insights into what works (and what doesn’t) in an international context.
After the workshop, you’ll meet for a 1:1 session with your coach to test ideas, get feedback and work through challenges. You’ll need about two hours a week to attend training and coaching and work on your international strategy.
Apply for the program
To apply for the program, please take a moment to tell us a bit about yourself and why you'd like to expand your company internationally, and a member of our team will be in touch with you to book a Strategy Session.
The Strategy Session is our gift to you - it's free of charge and you'll come away with a clear roadmap of the next steps to take to make your international vision a reality. During the strategy session, we'll take some time to understand your business and your growth aspirations. We'll also assess whether the International Business Accelerator program is likely to be right for you.