Two Australian start-ups off to Chile as part of Start-up Chile program

8:45PM | Thursday, 29 August 2013 |  A rental car insurance start-up and a downloadable keyboard replacement app for smartphones have been accepted into international accelerator program Start-up Chile.

New partnership to promote tourism investment opportunities

5:29PM | Wednesday, 2 May 2012 |  Tourism Australia, Austrade and the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism have joined forces to promote investment opportunities across Australia’s embattled tourism industry.

Middle East a “fantastic” franchise market, says Nanotek chief

11:39PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  Franchise veteran Jim Cornish says the Middle East is a “fantastic” market for local franchisors looking to expand internationally, having recently launched his own franchise in Saudi Arabia.

Export grants scheme increases expenses threshold

11:50PM | Monday, 14 November 2011 |  The Export Market Development Grants scheme will reimburse up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses, after increasing the minimum expenses threshold from $10,000 to $20,000.

Australian franchisors urged to not overlook India, with sector set to grow 35%

11:03PM | Tuesday, 8 November 2011 |  Australian franchisors looking to expand internationally should not discount India as a viable market, an expert says, because the country’s franchising sector is growing at 35% per annum.

Franchisors eye up Russian opportunity

10:08PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  Australian franchises are being encouraged to consider less obvious markets such as Russia to expand into, after car-cleaning franchise Nanotek was named one of the country’s most popular franchises.

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.

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.

Government program to boost declining number of female exporters

7:38PM | Monday, 4 July 2011 |  The Federal Government is relying on its upcoming Women in Global Business program to boost the number of female Australian exporters, with research revealing that figure is declining.

Aussie businesses struggling to bridge China divide

6:56PM | Monday, 6 June 2011 |  Australian businesses can help to close the cultural divide with Chinese companies by sending their “A-team” to China to develop effective working relationships, according to industry experts.