Firms fear of exporting their goods
15 July 2014 Last updated at 09:21 BST
The British Chambers of Commerce represents 100,000 businesses of all shapes and sizes and it says there is a fear about exporting among many companies.
Less than half of the firms it surveyed said that although they have the capacity to grow they have not considered exporting as an option.
Increasing exports is a big theme for the government, it wants Britain to double its exports to £1trn by 2020.
Steph McGovern spoke to John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce.