This article features Dr. Alex Birrell, CEO of CleanSpace Technology talking about the company’s journey in entering the European market, attracting distribution partners, winning key reference accounts and establishing an exceptional team of European sales directors to turn a domestic business into a high-growth exporter.
In the first Episode, we have looked at profiling your distributor. Now we will focus on selecting your distributor. Too often, I have discussed with small Australian businesses that just signed up a distributor that approached them. They just had not gone through a selection process
Here it comes again. It’s Trade Show season in Europe and in other parts of the world. My business Exportia is involved in six major trade shows between August and December, representing clients from a broad range of industry sectors including welding, safety, education, leisure vehicles and trucks.
A few years ago, I made the difficult decision to cease working with a particular client. We had started exploring opportunities for them in a European country – visiting end-users to get a feel for the market and generating initial leads, as well as connecting with potential partners. My challenges dealing with this client stemmed from the fact that he wanted to do business in Europe exactly the same way as in his home market in Australia.