leading global source of information and analytics, has revealed international trade and cooperation has key drivers of small business success.

The macro-economic analysis and survey of 410 SME directors in G7 and BRICM economies reveals that SMEs engaged in international markets are twice as likely to be successful as those that only operate domestically.

Of the SMEs surveyed, 26 percent of the companies that were trading internationally significantly outperformed their market, in contrast to only 13 percent of those with operations only in their home country. SMEs cited the key benefits of this international approach as the access to new markets that it provides them with, as well as access to know-how and technology, and diversification of their products or services.

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