A curation of tools and Resources that can help an Individuals/SMEs trade across borders.

Free SME Business Tools

Trade4Free: Trade4Free tool will guide you through the process and help answer any questions you have regarding your product
Compare cost of living between cities
Google Global Market Finder
Estimate the cost to move a shipment across borders, including duties, taxes, and transportation charges.
Digital document creator and signing
Import and export procedures Customs declarations and documentation, dealing with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), using transit and processing systems, obtaining duty relief.
Market Research Checklist UKTI resource on desk top research
Guide to the EU market’s import rules and taxes– In just a few clicks companies can find the EU tariffs, requirements, preferential arrangements, quotas and statistics relating to imports from trade partner countries
Global, simple and free conference calls
Join me video conferencing
ScheduleOnce is a field-proven solution for powering online scheduling with your customers and prospects
Model Contracts templates

Accounting ,Financial Analysis and Invoicing

InvoicePlane is a self-hosted open source application for managing your quotes, invoices, clients and payments.
Powerful, free accounting software
Implementing a business continuity plan|
GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software
Open-source eCommerce platform to sell your products
Invoice Ninja
OpenSourceBilling to suit your business processes

Translation Tools

Google Translate
SpeakT online translation services that help find crowdsourced translation services
Bing Translator is powered by Microsoft Translator, which is a multilingual machine translation service.
The Day Translator tool offers translation services in 76 languages from Afrikaans to Welsh.
myLanguage Translator Free app
SDL is a leading content creation and translation company, with a free machine translation service for basic-level translations.
Translate your text for free from the Collins Dictionary
World Lingo online
Use the SYSTRANet online language translator to quickly understand the information you need in real-time

Market Research

Industry and sector profiles |Export guides |
Finding overseas business contacts |
The Global Business Map provides a country profile for 48 countries on 6 different continents.
Trade Map provides – in the form of tables, graphs and maps – indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and competitive markets, as well as a directory of importing and exporting companies.
The Export Potential Map is a free tool that turns economic analysis into practical trade information

Country/Market Information

Country Commercial Guides are an excellent starting point to find everything you need to know about doing business overseas
Kwintessential Country Guides & Profiles
Google trends  show how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world.
Wikitravel’s Travel news section, about issues affecting travellers, both positively and negatively
Exporting country guides. The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) guides for UK businesses who are interested in selling overseas.
xport opportunities – Find and apply for overseas opportunities from businesses looking for products or services.
International treaties on trade and enterprise
Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide.
Strategic export controls: Reports and data on export control licensing compiled by the export control organisation.
Global business laws and regulations
The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) has developed the Data Analysis Tools (DATs) series which consists of two (2) Excel files
Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of the state of globalization around the world.
Corruption Perceptions Index -The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
Index of Economic Freedom-The Index covers 12 freedoms – from property rights to financial freedom – in 186 countries.
The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity
The Happy Planet Index measures what matters: sustainable wellbeing for all.