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The French election: How Australian businesses can prepare for a fresh round of uncertainty

In recent times, Australian businesses with global ties have experienced a prolonged period of uncertainty, riding out everything from Trump’s unpredictable administration to Theresa...

“Previously, the government wouldn’t have engaged SMEs in this way”: Jobs for NSW CEO

Jobs for NSW seeks to help early-stage companies ‘left out in the cold’ by traditional lenders, including those crossing ‘the valley of death’, but...

Westpac announces 200 Australian businesses that will help unlock $70b in economic value

As part of its Businesses of Tomorrow program, Westpac has today recognised 200 ‘outstanding’ businesses, including 20 ‘high-potential’ organisations, that have “demonstrated a clear...

Five considerations for every small business exporter

Australia’s small businesses often face a number of hurdles before they can establish successful export operations. Taking a lesson from successful exporter and music...

Need-to-knows before diving into importing

Australian SMEs and start-ups are increasingly taking advantage of the changing global economy and importing goods that may not be available locally or can...

Relationships crucial when going global

There has never been a better time for Australian companies to expand into Asia. Today, China is Australia's largest trading partner for both imports...

The Chinese market ‘dances to the beat of its own drum’: how SME exporters can succeed

While China is Australia’s biggest export destination, it’s a notoriously tricky market to enter – even for multinationals. So, how do export-driven Australian SMEs...

Overcoming the cashflow barrier to export

The Australian export market is buoyant, having grown by 4.2% in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This is...

‘Leave your sarcasm at the door’ and other top business tips for breaking into the US market

With all of the talk about Asia and the hysteria around Donald Trump's presidency, it is easy to forget that the United States is still...

Telstra Business awards alumnus credits win with ‘fast-tracking’ his company’s growth

Entries are now open for the 25th annual Telstra Business Awards, which recognise the achievements and entrepreneurial spirit of small to medium businesses and charities...

TPP Trumped: how are SME exporters affected?

Whilst President Trump’s dumping of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a blow to the Australian government, the move wasn’t unexpected – and media...

Will the US withdrawal from the TPP affect us?

Within 48hrs of his inauguration, the 45th President of the United States introduced a swath of Executive Orders that look set to rip up...

Don’t let new year goals destabilise growth

A new year inevitably leads to new business goals but what many SME owners don’t realise is that these goals could trigger compulsive behaviours...

What tops the SME wish-list at Christmas?

As an advocate for small businesses in Australia and New Zealand, MYOB regularly asks SME owners what they are thinking and feeling about the economic...

What does Trump’s victory mean for trade?

As the dust starts to settle on what has been an astounding US election, the question on everyone's lips is how will global trade be...

The American question for small businesses

There has never been a more eagerly awaited election in living memory. American voters will line up on November 8th to cast their vote,...

Steps SMEs should take to secure export success

Small businesses often have specific financing needs and may require funding support to compete in international markets or to fulfil export-related supply chain contracts. For...

Aussie SMBs can benefit from China’s growing online shopper population, says Sinorbis CEO

With over 710 million Internet users and 448 million online shoppers, China has the world’s largest Internet population and also the largest eCommerce market....

The impact of disruption on global trade and what it means for small to medium businesses

Within the next decade, global trade and logistics could be virtually unrecognisable from what we see today. Digital and physical disruption will change the...

Very small businesses not growth-focused and not using govt support, recent survey shows

Very small businesses in Australia are not typically bullish when it comes to growth and they are content with their size, according to new...