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Growth

Australia’s entrepreneurial triumph: seizing opportunities for growth and global expansion

- June 9, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Ranking sixth globally and first within the Asia-Pacific region in the recent Shopify Entrepreneurship Index, Australian entrepreneurs proved their mettle by generating over AUD$42.1 billion in business activity last year. With a favourable ecosystem and conducive conditions, Australia is emerging as a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurial success. However, amidst its remarkable achievements, there are… Read more »

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Growth

Unlocking new markets: Mastering eCommerce sales for explosive growth

- May 12, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Cross-border commerce has become increasingly popular in recent years, with the rise of online shopping and the globalisation of businesses. In fact, Australian merchants are now selling to an average of ten international markets, reaching 92 million international shoppers. However, selling internationally comes with its own set of challenges and considerations that must be… Read more »

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Finance

Shop around for better exchange rates to avoid ‘fee shock’

- February 22, 2023 2 MIN READ

  As growing numbers of Australian small businesses expand into overseas markets, many face ‘fee shock’ when paying suppliers simply because they haven’t shopped for the best exchange rate deals. Research commissioned by global comparison service Money Transfer Comparison found that nearly two-thirds (60 per cent) of Australian businesses don’t check exchange rates or shop around for the best rates… Read more »

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Growth

How to grow your eCommerce empire internationally

- December 1, 2022 3 MIN READ

  Cross-border selling is a key growth engine for online retailers looking to successfully expand internationally, writes Shannon Ingrey, Big Commerce Vice President and General Manager APAC. Making it even easier is the availability of an array of third-party cross-border technology solutions that can now recognise the demands of larger catalogues and SKUs (stock keeping… Read more »

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Finance

What you need to know about GST when selling overseas

- November 2, 2022 3 MIN READ

If you’re keen to start selling your products or services to an overseas market, the first thing you need to do is ensure you’re aware of how taxation works for international sales, particularly in regard to GST, explains Mark Chapman, Director of Tax Communications at H&R Block. With the growth of eCommerce, many Australian businesses… Read more »

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Business Advice

How Aussie businesses can achieve B Corp certification to ensure a positive impact

- September 6, 2022 3 MIN READ

B Corp certification demonstrates to employees, customers, investors and partners that your company is committed to being a force for good, writes Blair Crawford, CEO and co-founder of Daltrey. He recommends five ways to streamline the complex process of achieving this global certification. More Australian startups and fast growth companies aspire to participate in the… Read more »

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News

2022 Global State of Small Business Report: How do Australian businesses stack up?

- April 15, 2022 3 MIN READ

Meta have released their 2022 Global State of Small Business Report, which surveyed nearly 24,000 small and medium-sized business leaders across 30 countries and territories in January. Harry Lowes, Head of ANZ Scaled, Global Business Group outlines the outlook for Australian businesses and how we’re comparing to the rest of the world. Small businesses all… Read more »

Features

What’s stopping you from going global

- May 29, 2018 5 MIN READ

Many Australian companies are successful at home and some believe if they expanded globally, their performances and profitability would improve tenfold so why aren’t they making the commitment to spread their wings? There are barriers for some in business, where the fear of failure is the anvil of hesitation weighing down aspirations of international success.… Read more »