Export Support Programs
Company’s export budget is largely determined by the countries or markets it is targeting and the products or services it is exporting.
An export budget should cover all the costs the company is likely to incur when marketing its products or services abroad, as well as the costs needed to run its export business.
A wide range of funding options now exists, with various grants, venture capital and equity sharing deals increasingly commonplace.
However, banks remain the easiest and most approachable method of gaining access to funding, while most banks also offer tailored services for exporters. Existing bank manager of the company might be wisest first port of call.
We also recommend checking the available information on the website of Macedonian Bank for Development Promotion which offers export credit financing.
Invest Macedonia serves as information and coordination point in training activities important for Increasing companies’ capacity to develop and sustain export businesses. It is a coordinator among all training activities organized by other partner organizations related to export promotion. Together with the Agency for Entrepreneurship, it plays a facilitation/awareness role to ensure that information on all training efforts and programs are readily available to all exporters.
Invest Macedonia is at companies’ disposal for a basic training that will cover the elements that a company should consider when thinking about export - the company's assessment of capacity for export, evaluation of the capacity of the export product or service, market research, development, distribution, marketing strategy, concluding agreements and legal protection, to the aftermarket.
In some cases Invest Macedonia will also organize trainings in specific areas where gaps are apparent in order to develop quick guides in collaboration with other partner institutions also responsible for increasing the export from Macedonia.
INSTITUTIONS SUPPORTING COMPETITIVENESS
As a part of the integral strategy for development of the competitiveness and export potential od Macedonian companies, more information about available programs could be provided on the following links: