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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...

Opportunities for SMBS to succeed in exporting

Exports are of huge importance to the Australian economy, making up 19.8% of our GDP in 2015, according to the World Bank. But success...

New app provides SMBs with export guidance

Efic and the Export Council of Australia (ECA) have partnered to launch an app that provides new and growing exporters, particularly small to medium businesses, with need-to-know...

A recipe for success: growing your business with a dash of streamlining and a pinch of automation

Any inefficiencies within your business can eat away at your bottom line and makes things a lot harder than they should be, which why...

Aussie SMEs slow to expand overseas: survey

Despite globalisation removing barriers to overseas expansion, it appears that SME owners are not yet convinced of the benefits. Recent data from Bentleys, a mid-tier accounting and business advisory...

New export loan opening up international markets for Aussie businesses: Frankland Islands Cruises and Intersective

Australian small businesses Frankland Islands Cruises and Intersective are among the first to benefit from Efic's new Small Business Export Loan. The latest finance offering from Australia's...

Continuous process improvement: make it business as usual without the revolution

As competitors and market expectations keep moving ahead, standing still as a business means you’ll be in danger of being left behind. The focus...

Survive and prosper with simple growth-hacks

Running a small business is a stressful job at the best of times but in 2016, small business owners are having to navigate the...

Overcoming barriers to export in construction

Recent Australian Bureau of Statistics’ export figures show that Australia’s manufacturing industries continue to look overseas for export opportunities. According to ABS, 300 Australian...

SME dissatisfaction with fed govt support increases: MYOB Business Monitor survey

The current federal government is more popular amongst SMEs than its predecessor but an increasing number of business owners are dissatisfied with the Coalition’s support,...

5 things to consider if you want to take your small business offshore

For small business owners, the intrigue of taking their products and services off shore can be too exciting to ignore.  But among all the...

Should you innovate? Listen to your market

Innovation without a market is like cooking a meal for one – you can still feel satisfied, even if no­ one else would eat...

How to give your business a bigger growth potential

Everybody who launches a small to mid-size business of their own these days hopes to hit the bull's eye as soon as possible. The...

Look past the gimmicks and exercise resource parsimony, strategy experts warns startups

Startups that fail to exercise resource parsimony or understand the job their customers want to get done will not survive against larger companies and...

Don’t get comfortable, take strategic risks

Hey, this is life Jim – and it is just as you know it! Yes, get used to it. As a business owner you’re always...

Five ways to future-proof Australian workplaces

There’s no going back. From big data to big decisions, artificial intelligence and automation, to explosions in technology and in choice, Australian businesses have...

Different Ways You Can Expand Your Business

Business is good: that thought is music to the ears of many business owners. When things are going right, it's hard to ignore the...

How to overcome the barriers to accessing export finance

Australia’s small business exporters are concerned about accessing finance for their export journey. This isn’t a new concern, but it is one that can be...