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How Australian SMEs can chase invoices in a timely manner

Time is money - and nobody knows this more intimately than a small business owner. Research conducted by Xero has found that only 50.7 per cent...

How Australian exporters can resolve disputes with foreign trade partners

Do you know what to do if you get in a dispute with a foreign trade partner? With international trade changing regularly, exporters must...

When to use a patent, a trademark and a design right...

For Australian exporters, intellectual property (IP) is everything. Domestic IP protection is par for the course for most SMEs, but as soon as you...

How to tell if your business is growing too fast

Growth is great - until it isn't. Two-thirds of respondents to the 2017 Export Finance & Insurance Corporation (EFIC) Exporter Sentiment Index believe revenue...

What are the barriers to overseas direct investment?

For Australian B2B exporters, learning how to do overseas direct investment (ODI) is a huge step - and one that often falls flat.In 2017,...

How to prepare an international sales contract

Australia has recently finalised several contracts with overseas groups for the construction of naval vessels. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne explained in a recent interview that:...

How can Australia’s current economy affect your business

As a business owner, you need to ask: how is the Australian economy right now? Of course, recent events have made that an interesting...

Here is the best time to expand your business

Growth is in the eye of the beholder. For some companies, growth means hiring new staff. For others, it means opening an office in...

What are the biggest financial roadblocks for Australian exporters?

Export is big business - and big risk. While the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) notes that 2015-16 was a record-breaking year...

4 financial reasons SMEs fail (and how to avoid them)

Cash flow is of the utmost importance to small businesses. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has reported that within the first three years of...

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