Doing business overseas


UK Government launches competition to attract Aussie companies

10:29PM | Tuesday, 11 October 2011 |  Australian businesses looking to enter the UK market are being encouraged to enter Go UK, a business plan competition designed to boost investment in the region.

Xero investor funds 10-month old start-up Go Vocab

10:22PM | Tuesday, 11 October 2011 |  Xero investor and serial entrepreneur Rowan Simpson has invested an undisclosed amount in New Zealand start-up Go Vocab, which plans to internationalise its online language platform.

SMAC Technologies set to go global after clean tech competition win

10:40PM | Friday, 7 October 2011 |  An Adelaide-based business is looking to take its innovation to the world after winning the Australian Clean Technologies Ideas Competition last night.

Australia failing to get top start-up ideas to market: Report

10:36PM | Thursday, 6 October 2011 |  Australia is falling down on the “entrepreneurial supply chain” from research to industry, meaning that many promising start-up ideas are not being commercialised, according to a new report.

TechStars Network to expand incubator model to Australia

10:36PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 |  A TechStars-based model is to launch in Australia next year, with the celebrated US start-up incubator handing a licence to an Adelaide-based firm via its TechStars Network program, StartupSmart can reveal.

Market uncertainty as Aussie dollar falls to 10-month low

10:35PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 |  The Australian dollar has dropped to its lowest level in 10 months, dipping to a low of US95.63 cents this morning, with the fall triggering a mixed response from struggling sectors.

Mooter Media strikes $15m US funding deal for photo sharing platform

10:53PM | Monday, 3 October 2011 |  Sydney-based business Mooter Media has struck a $US15 million funding agreement with a California-based investor, in one of the largest ever overseas deals for an Australian tech company.

Mercurien seeking $1m to burst onto world stage

9:37PM | Thursday, 29 September 2011 |  An Australian software start-up is looking to raise $1 million as it looks to explode onto the world stage, starting with a potentially lucrative contract with the New York City Transport Department, despite the business being barely a year old.

Boost Juice to open 100 stores in India as Shanghai store struggles

9:29PM | Wednesday, 28 September 2011 |  Boost Juice plans to open 100 stores across India during the five years to 2017, seeking to capitalise on the country’s “growing franchise business culture” and lack of market leadership in the smoothie and juice market, but says growth in its Chinese operations has been disappointing.

Single serve or family size?

9:58PM | Tuesday, 27 September 2011 |  Family-run enterprises have long been the bedrock of Australia’s small business sector. The help, support and familiarity provided by relatives can prove invaluable, not only in the start-up phase, but also in the generational handover of a thriving business.