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Five things you need to know before selling overseas

The advancement of technology has radically changed the way that consumers browse for items and make purchases. Shopping online for items overseas has become...

When businesses are born global

Byline: Karen Reddington, President, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express Traditionally, small businesses began in one’s backyard – selling to friends and neighbours. As these small businesses grew...

Going global with your business  

Julia Christie, the innovator and designer of the multi-award-winning baby nail trimmer - the Nail Snail, has recently expanded her business outside of Australia...

Australia-UK agreements ensure continued trade for Aussie exporters

A new bilateral Wine Agreement and Mutual Recognition Agreement will ensure continued trade flow between Australia and the United Kingdom post-Brexit. The new Wine Agreement...

Why SMEs need to get smart about corporate travel

Do you know how much time and money you are spending on business travel? For many businesses the answer is no, and they’re missing...

Research: 52% of employees are distracted by mobile at work

Research shows that employees check their phones up to ten times a day.

Top tips to export around the clock

Top tips of how to manage exporting correctly.

How to create an international business

Whether your business is a brand new startup or anational market leader, there is always room for it to improve itself. There is always...

Australian beauty brand, Babe Australia, builds overseas presence with the help of Efic’s export loan

Efic’s Small Business Export Loan helped Victorian-based beauty product business, Babe Australia (Babe), deliver on three purchase orders in the US and Mexico and...

Let’s Talk: Overseas expansion

What can derail a businesses' plans to launch their offering into an overseas market?  Global expansion may be every enthusiastic business owner’s dream but is...

Global demand boosts NSW exports

Global demand for NSW exports has put the ‘First State’ in the lead with $35.7 billion worth of Australian services exported last year. NSW contributed...

Are you solving your most valuable problems?

Businesses are under incredible pressure from constant deadlines and the need to deliver short-term results. Business leaders want immediate outcomes, which creates a culture...

Efic helping high-growth business take on export opportunities

Seeing Machines has gone from strength to strength since 2000, when the business was founded as part of an association with Australian National University....

The break small businesses deserve

Obtaining finance can be challenging for any business but it is an acute difficulty for micro and small businesses in their start-up phase. Having the...

Government announces grants to help SMEs engage with international experts on projects

The Federal Government is now seeking applications for grants of up to $7000 to help Australian researchers and SMEs work with overseas experts to...

Achieve your potential in overseas markets

The size limitations of the Australian domestic market mean that in particular sectors, small businesses struggle to achieve their growth potential. For many small...

Opportunities abound in China for Aussie SMEs but on-the-ground relationships are essential

China’s booming economy and rapidly growing middle-class present a wealth of opportunities for Australian businesses, particularly those companies able to tap into the rising...

Partnerships to support Australian SME growth

For small and medium businesses (SMEs) that want to take on new export opportunities, understanding your business’ working capital position is critical. Working with...

New financial year sees export sentiment lift

Australia’s exporters are more optimistic about the year ahead than they were six months ago. That’s one of the key findings of Efic’s latest...

Looking beyond our shores as a small business

Australia’s continued economic relationship with China is showing little sign of slowing down, with the country – our biggest trading partner – investing in...