“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” James Penney, founder of JCPenny.

To scale your business, you must enter new markets. Help is at hand for Irish firms with global ambitions.

Nearly 90% of Irish companies want to enter new international markets in the next 12 months, according to Enterprise Ireland’s latest research.

Enterprise Ireland says that over 140 of its international market advisors from over 30 of its overseas offices have returned to help 400 companies in Ireland develop new global export plans.

Following Brexit, Irish companies are ramping up their focus on larger target markets including USA/Canada; Northern Europe; Southern Europe/Middle East/Africa; Asia and Central Europe/Eastern Europe/CIS; Russia; and Latin America.

“We need to continue to drive the ambition of Irish exporters, especially in the aftermath of Brexit,” says Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland.

The Global Ambition project by Enterprise Ireland aims to encourage more exporters to scale up their export plans.

To apply for help go to Global Ambition.