Wednesday 16 November
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Recent research shows that just 17% of Australian small businesses are involved in the export trade. Given current conditions facing exporters, it’s not surprising to see why.
The strong Australian dollar, global economic turmoil and diminished government support have all helped create an environment that isn’t appealing for start-ups looking to crack an overseas market.
Today, we look at the problems facing start-up exporters, as well as speak to the experts to get some advice on how to get over these hurdles.
Elsewhere, we profile a start-up that certainly has made great strides overseas – iPad accessories designer StudioProper, and mentor Brad Callaughan explains how to raise finance when you’re turned away by the bank and potential investors.
Forget marketing, the secret to business success is being well-liked Ian Whitworth Scene Change co-founder
Why brick-and-mortar will drive e-commerce by turning stores into distribution centres Brenton Gill Radaro managing director
Play, refine and grow: How I started a successful shoe business with just $100 Sarah Nally Sienna Baby founder
How we created an engaging online course with a 91% completion rate Emma Green Your CEO Mentor co-founder
Flexible working is all the rage, so here are six tips to help you get started Alison Michalk Quiip founder
Four tips for playing the long game in business, from Victoria's Small Business Woman of the Year Fiona White Own Body founder