Nearly five months ago I wrote my very first post in this blog. Time has gone by quickly and it has felt like days rather than months. I am excited to write my thesis and to complete my studies, but sad that my internship here has now come to its end. My time at Xport has given me a lot and I enjoyed having varied tasks every day which made work very interesting.
Meet Chinese Xport Associates Winnie and Jane.
As interest grows in the opportunities offered by China, take a moment to see if Xport’s two Chinese Associates have the skills you need in your company. There is demand in China for food that is manufactured in the ‘clean, Nordic’ environment, there are also opportunities for exporting Finnish education by bringing Chinese students to Finland. Also consider if you could source parts for your products in China, making your product more price-competitive. Meet Jane and Winnie
My name is Rosa and I am studying International Business at Seamk. I am from Central Finland and moved to Seinäjoki for my studies. I am finishing my studies in the end of this year and all I have left to do is my internship and my thesis.
I will be spending the next five months here at Xport and I’m excited to work in such an international company. I have been in exchange twice, once in Mexico and once in Spain and I love to travel, and I believe that continuing to spend time in an international environment will be not only very helpful, but also fun. This is my first time working in my own field and I am happy to have this opportunity to learn and see what it is like to work here.
Rosa Ojala, International BBA Student, Seinäjoki UAS
After finishing the Kasvua viennistä – hanke, KO-HO soon travelled to London to put into practice what had been learned at the 2016 London Design Fair. Matti from KO-HO explains the work Xport did for their participation in the fair.
Xport’s Work Before the Trade Fair
KO-HO is a small start-up, and we did not have the resources to do the pre-show work. So we asked Xport to do some preparation work for the fair. From the Kasvua viennistä market research, Xport created and ran an e-mail campaign to invite target customers to meet us in London. Read more
KO-HO Industrial Design decided to take part in the Kasvua viennistä -hanke because we wanted to improve our overseas network. We are a small start-up company, and realised that we didn’t have the sales and marketing experience skills to find potential customers or develop an international network.
We have previously attended an overseas trade fair, but we didn’t do any preparation before. Our products generated interest, but the product was not ready and we did not have a clear understanding of our pricing.
Niin te siellä yrityksissä kuin me täällä järjestössäkin olemme kuulleet otsikon kaltaista mantraa viimeisen vuoden ajan. Kehitysyhteistyömäärärahoja leikattiin rajusti kansalaisjärjestöiltä vuoden 2016 alusta. Finnfund sai lisärahoitusta, sillä nyt yksityinen sektori otetaan vahvemmin mukaan kehitystalkoisiin. TEKES, BEAM, Team Finland ovat kaikki tuttuja nimiä. Huomaatteko aprikoivanne, mitä ne järjestöt oikein tekevät ja mitä niiden kanssa voisi tehdä yhteistyössä?