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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Aussie exporters using Facebook to grow their business: Survey

More than 70% of Australian exporters are now using Facebook to build customers in their desired markets, with social media an increasingly attractive way of stimulating export sales. by Renee Thompson

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Online furniture marketplace Brosa secures $2 million investment from AirTree Ventures

Melbourne-based online furniture marketplace Brosa has scored a $2 million investment from AirTree Ventures as it looks to grow its team and expand its customer base. by Kye White

Friday, 17 July 2015

Wine exports rise for first time in almost a decade but small producers not reaping the benefits

Growing wine exports to China are a driving force behind new data that suggests the value of Australian wine exports has grown by 5% to $1.89 billion in the past 12 months. by Renee Thompson

Friday, 10 July 2015

Greece, the Aussie dollar and trade: Watch for the secondary, flow-on effects

Australia's trade with Greece is modest, but the flow-on effects of the Greek crisis might hit businesses in other ways. by Will Shepherd

Thursday, 14 May 2015

A plane full of pegs: Shark Tank success story HEGS to send Qantas plane filled with 17,000 bags of clothes pegs to the US

A Qantas plane packed full of clothes pegs will leave South Australia this evening, as HEGS Australia rides the wave of publicity that started with its appearance on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 24 April 2015

130-year-old Melbourne flag manufacturer celebrates its historical ties with the Anzac centenary

Flag maker Evan Evans will be commemorating the Anzac centenary tomorrow by unveiling 12 banners it first made for World War I at the Anzac Day Parade in Melbourne’s CBD. by Cameron Magusic

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The inside view from a trade delegation to the Gulf States

Australian SMEs in the areas of education, healthcare, food security and infrastructure have the potential to develop strong export markets in the Gulf States. by Cynthia Dearin

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

So you want to find a Middle Eastern investor? Five pitfalls to avoid

With domestic finance increasingly hard to come by, some companies – especially small businesses – have turned their focus outwards, with some looking to investment from the Middle East. by Cynthia Dearin

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Is your SME ready to succeed in international markets? Seven questions to ask – Part 2

Thinking about taking your company overseas? Whether you're planning to export or open a new office, you need to be able to answer these questions first. by Cynthia Dearin
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