Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson

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head of the SME team at Efic

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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 businesses, these limitations can be resolved by tapping into much larger foreign markets that offer greater opportunities.     The beauty industry in Australia is a good example. This market is a… Continue reading Achieve your potential in overseas markets

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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 the right financial partner can be the key to driving your export success. Accountants and financial advisors continue to be a key support channel for SMEs that are looking to build… Continue reading Partnerships to support Australian SME growth

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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 Exporter Sentiment Index – a survey of more than 1,200 SME exporters. Nearly half (46%), believe the economy will be better in the next 12 months than it was in the… Continue reading New financial year sees export sentiment lift

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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 education supplier, LearnToPlayMusic.com (LTPM), small businesses exporters should follow these five steps to maximise export success. Identify the market gap LTPM’s founder, Gary Turner, had a vision when he started his… Continue reading Five considerations for every small business exporter

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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 an excellent example of the hard work and innovation that is making Australian small businesses a global success. Yet small businesses still face a number of challenges before they grow successful… Continue reading Overcoming the cashflow barrier to export

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