Doing business overseas


Austrade shifts focus to emerging global markets

5:02PM | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 |  The Australian Trade Commission has announced it will shift its focus to emerging markets by removing some of its resources from North America and Europe.

Malaysia a hotspot for clean tech start-ups: AIC

5:34PM | Monday, 16 May 2011 |  A growing opportunity for Australian green energy start-ups exists in Malaysia due to the size of the country’s palm oil industry, according to the Australian Institute of Commercialisation.

SMEs fail to protect against currency fluctuations: Report

5:37PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  A new survey reveals 60% of Australian businesses say at least a quarter of their business has an international focus, yet only 39% have a strategy in place to protect themselves against the fluctuating Australian dollar.

Crowdsourcing start-up wins Webby Award

5:00AM | Thursday, 5 May 2011 | has been recognised as Employment Site of the Year at the Webby Awards in New York, making it the only Australian company to win a Webby award in 2011.

Pitch Slam to rank start-ups’ overseas chances

5:30PM | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 |  A new event, called Pitch Slam, has been launched to help assess start-ups that are seeking to expand to overseas markets.

ANZA start-ups return “exhilarated” from Silicon Valley

4:56PM | Wednesday, 20 April 2011 |  The CEOs of seven Australian start-ups have returned from Silcon Valley praising the “stream of opportunities” airising from the first Global Acceleration Program, according to event organiser ANZA.

Improving your Asian literacy

4:27PM | Tuesday, 19 April 2011 |  While the opportunity in the Asian market may be huge, many Australian start-ups are failing to connect properly with it.

Shoes of Prey

4:52PM | Friday, 15 April 2011 |  Shoes of Prey co-founder Michael Fox talks to StartupSmart about creating a point of difference in the highly competitive world of women’s shoes.

Wood Aged Holdings

4:39PM | Thursday, 14 April 2011 |  Kevin Murphy had to overcome several hurdles, both physical and business-related, to start whiskey investment firm Wood Aged Holdings.

Going global

4:10PM | Tuesday, 12 April 2011 |  As the Australian representative at the recent Global Entrepreneurship Congress, I saw plenty of trends that look set to spread Down Under. Here's the inside story of the event.