KNOWLEDGE BASE Guide To Doing Business


On June 23, 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to withdraw from the European Union (EU). The referendum was just the beginning of the withdrawal process, which could take several years. UK laws and regulations did not and will not change overnight. We will update our site with any relevant changes and information as it becomes available. You can learn more at the GOV.UK site on the EU Referendum page.


Your Guide To Doing Business In The UK


Congratulations, you are well on your way to international expansion! It looks like you may have decided on the UK and are ready to proceed. Use this guide to help you think through the areas you need to consider. Then use our Globig Knowledge Base to get more in-depth information on any subject, and the Globig Marketplace to find the right vetted consultants who can assist you on the ground. 

Below is a list of the areas we suggest you consider. Each section will guide you in thinking through what you need to know and the steps you can take to make your global expansion a success. Do your due diligence to ensure that you have addressed the topics and feel that you understand what still needs to be done. 


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Know the UK demographics and culture

Understand UK demographics and culture to make the most of your interactions, your go-to-market strategy, and any product localization you should undertake.


Navigate the UK business culture

The UK business culture is influenced by the national culture. What do you still need to know about the business culture to ensure that your interactions go smoothly and your business relationships are strong? 


Analyze the UK digital environment

Knowing how the UK people and government are digitally connected will help you understand how they will find out and use your product or service. You will also know better how to reach your target customers. Learn about the UK digital enviroment before you go. 


Know your options for setting up business in the UK

You have options for setting up business in the UK. Decide which one is best for you as you start out.


Build your workforce in the UK

Determine how you will grow your workforce as you expand into the UK.


Your visas and work permit options

Know your visa and work permit options for entering and working in the UK. 


Join the UK startup community

Would you like to get connected with the UK startup community? Globig has compiled information to point you in the right direction.


International trademarking

Trademarking can be very important for your business in the UK and around the world. Globig can show you the process.


Obtain CE marking for your physical product

If you have a physical product, it will likely require CE marking before you can bring it into the UK. 


Localize your product

Make sure you are familiar with product localization and what you can do to localize for the UK.


Plan your go-to-market strategy

Plan your go-to-market strategy for taking your service or product to the UK.


To further help you, each page also has the following:


Globig Knowledge Base The related Globig Knowledge Base content sections where you can obtain more in-depth information.


Globig Marketplace A link to the Globig Marketplace, containing hudreds of vetted service providers who can assist you on the ground in the UK.


Globig The opportunity to request additional assistance from Globig. We are here to help you in your global expansion. 



Going global presents an exciting challenge and excellent opportunity. Think through and plan for the activities that will help you be successful. And when you need an extra hand, Globig is here to provide assistance and connect you with the experts on the ground who have the skills and experience to help you succeed. 


KNOWLEDGE BASE Guide To Doing Business