Andrew Watson

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http://www.efic.gov.au/
head of the SME team at Efic

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Innovation and export: How SMEs can get ahead overseas

Australia’s small business exporters have three things in common: they are optimistic, they are confident and most importantly, they are innovative. When this translates...

The traits of a successful SME exporter

It’s an exciting time to be a small business involved in exporting. With the weaker AUD boosting Australia’s international competiveness in many industries outside of...

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