Doing business overseas


Grim outlook for clothing wholesale and manufacturing

8:09PM | Wednesday, 17 August 2011 |  IBISWorld Report Paints Grim Picture For Clothing Wholesale And Manufacturing: Finance

Swan highlights Chinese middle-class opportunity

8:20PM | Monday, 15 August 2011 |  The growing number of Chinese middle-class consumers highlights business opportunities across tourism, education and manufacturing, according to Treasurer Wayne Swan.

Start-up exporters told to rethink target markets

8:16PM | Tuesday, 9 August 2011 |  A new report reveals Australian exporters are increasing their internet usage in a bid to protect their businesses from the high dollar, while experts are encouraging start-ups to rethink their target markets.

Kayweb Angels invests $900,000 in three start-ups

8:00AM | Monday, 8 August 2011 |  An Australian-run New York angel fund has invested the equivalent of $900,000 in three start-ups using an innovative model that exchanges equity for services and mentorship, rather than cash.


8:09PM | Monday, 1 August 2011 |  Amazonia founder Dwayne Martens talks to StartupSmart about navigating his way through the fair trade industry and the challenges of being a young entrepreneur.

Commercialisation Australia awards $1.2m to energy efficiency start-up

7:11PM | Friday, 29 July 2011 |  BuildingIQ, an Australian energy efficiency start-up that is looking to make a big impact in the US, has been handed $1.2 million in the latest Commercialisation Australia awards.

How can I go about finding staff in another country?

7:51PM | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 |  Finding the right staff in a new market can be extremely challenging, as you need to have an understanding of that country’s unique cultural, social and economic characteristics.

Google Apps partner Cloud Sherpas acquires NZ start-up

7:27PM | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 |  New Zealand tech start-up WaveAdept has been acquired by US-based Google Apps partner Cloud Sherpas.

Perth company MOKO.Mobi acquires US networking site

7:09PM | Wednesday, 27 July 2011 |  Perth-based mobile social networking company MOKO.Mobi has acquired US mobile site for up to $3 million in stock, as it attempts to make its mark in the US market.

Carosa ponders dual listing for Future Capital

7:38PM | Tuesday, 12 July 2011 |  Serial entrepreneur Domenic Carosa says he’s considering a dual listing in Australia and the United States or the United Kingdom.