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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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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 »

Features

Why I love being a Nanapreneur

- October 28, 2017 5 MIN READ

HatAcademy.com is the first educational website in the world to offer hat making courses via online video streaming. This unique small business based in Queensland, is owned by master milliner, Elaine Mergard and her husband Graham. Their son, Matthew, a graphic designer specialises in video and web design, is also an integral part of the… Read more »

Business Advice

Lessons learnt from expanding internationally

- October 16, 2017 4 MIN READ

It is one thing to start a business in Australia, but it’s a completely different challenge expanding internationally. Five years ago I founded Event Head, an events management and coaching company based in Melbourne. My business helps entrepreneurs run inspiring and impactful workshops.  In this time I’ve run a number of successful international events in… Read more »