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What Australian businesses need to know about navigating foreign markets in 2018

The Australian dollar has already fluctuated significantly this year, but overall, a slide is predicted for our dollar in 2018. With a weaker AUD, small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) working in overseas markets should begin to look for ways to protect their business from potentially volatile currency movements.

Here’s what you need to know about bootstrapping your way to global growth

Bootstrapping any business is crazy ride - you’re cash-strapped, resource-constrained and constantly time poor. It requires creativity, innovation and occasional serendipity to walk a tightrope without the safety net of funding.

How NSW-based Laservision is leading the new future of tourist attractions in Australia

With 95% of Laservision’s business now coming from exports, the company’s journey provides useful learnings for other small business owners in the arts and recreation sector which are trying to break into overseas markets.

Aussie businesses are looking for offshore expansion opportunities in the wrong place

While China is clearly Australia's largest trading partner and export market, there are other high-growth Asian economies right on our doorstep. These options offer expansive growth opportunities and are potentially less complex with smaller set up investments required.

This Australian fintech is looking to raise $2 million in order to power “the...

Disruptive Australian FinTech, Credi is seeking to raise $2 million by working through Wholesale Investor in order to target its network of sophisticated Australian investors.

Upwire launches world-first ‘drag and drop’ tech as it expands to the United States

Upwire co-founder Ben Brophy, said the response to the platform has exceeded expectations and validated a global market need for a simple way to build intelligent communications.

This Australian biotech startup has produced a world-first bone “glue” and secured $3.4 million...

Australian biotech, Trimph, has successfully completed a first-in-human trial of its proprietary bone “glue”, TrimphDent, the only bone graft substitute in the world to be applied in...

Australian tech company shakes up global amusement park and leisure industries

ROLLER's cloud-based software platform is redefining the way people attend and spend at amusement and leisure venues around the world. With offices in Melbourne,...

Does your startup need to move to Silicon Valley? Here are some things to...

The question that is all too often asked is this – does an Australian start-up need to move to The Valley to be successful?

This Adelaide swimwear startup has dived into the international market this summer

In just one month, the pair established a large influx of sales. The majority of their sales coming from the US and Europe in line with their summer.

Aussie tech startup KoalaSafe hits Target in the U.S. with its innovative device to...

CEO and Co-Founder Steven Pack said the product has been well received in the U.S. with sales growing rapidly across the country in the past three years.

ASX-listed tech startup HearMeOut brings voice filters to the US social media market

The filters function is the latest feature to be added to the HearMeOut repertoire, following an app revamp for the official US launch in March, as well as the launch of the LifeSpan feature, which can make posts disappear after 24 hours.

Australia’s Demand Film reaches out to half a billion people with North American expansion

The team that brought cinema on demand to Australia and New Zealand four years ago is excited to announce its expansion into North America, increasing its potential audience to more than half a billion movie goers

Unlockd has raised a US$23 million Series B funding round and is expanding into...

The partnership is the result of Axiata Digital’s lead investment in Unlockd’s Series B round and will accelerate the company’s entry into Asia by leveraging Axiata’s carrier list, which has presence across ten countries

What to know about accelerating the growth of your Australian business in the U.S.

We took part in intense workshops, listened to seminars, networked ourselves silly, and met other Australians whose products have flourished in one of the world’s biggest markets.

Queensland scale-up RedEye has launched its North America operations in Nevada

One of Australia’s fastest growing tech companies, RedEye, has announced a strategic partnership with U.S. water technologies organisation, WaterStart, following a Nevada Government trade mission to Queensland in late 2016.

From a side project to a business in 150 countries – the two entrepreneurs...

Kremer and Khan believe that by utilising marketing initiatives well, it can raise brand awareness and result in a steady flow of business leads. They share their top five tips on how to grow startups to a global scale.

Social media influencer app TRIBE launches in the UK after AUD$5.35M Series A round

Moët Hennessy, Selfridges and Burt’s Bees are the first brands to use the platform with launch campaigns already buying over 100 unique pieces of branded content from UK-based content creators.

How to succeed in taking your business to the global marketplace [INFOGRAPHIC]

A product or service which is attractive to Australian customers may not have anywhere near the same appeal elsewhere, so if you intend to break into foreign markets, you’ll need to have weighed up how likely it is to succeed internationally.

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