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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Growth & Export

Growth & Export
News, opinions and advice for fast growth businesses with an eye on the horizon.

In Australia, creative industries currently contribute $90 billion annually to the economy – with CEA arguing that Federal Government support could drive that contribution much higher as it has in the UK and other international economies.

A feasibility study for ProjectR has begun, which will include developing designs for the state-of-the-art complex, and has been funded by some Wellington-based IT and technology businesses, who are collaborating on the project.

Redbubble, the online creative marketplace powered by more than 400,000 independent artists, announced recently that it will be opening its first European office in Berlin in early 2017, signalling a period of rapid international growth for the company.

Queensland cruise operator Frankland Islands Cruises, and New South Wales technology company Intersective are among the first Australian small businesses to benefit from export funding through the Small Business Export Loan, the latest finance offering for small businesses from Efic, Australia’s export finance agency.

Cedars-Sinai has received a grant award of US $600,000 from the United States National Institutes of Health for the purchase of 4Dx’s new preclinical lung scanner, making Cedars-Sinai the first institution scheduled to purchase this advanced instrument, which can help detect lung diseases in their early stages.

It is clear from these growth figures that there is a huge untapped market for Australian companies to sell goods and services to Chinese consumers through online channels. However, this market can be notoriously difficult to do business in.

Australia’s first marketplace for home loans, HashChing recently announced its $1 billion of home loans milestone as momentum builds for the Sydney based fintech company.

Aussie.EU has officially launched in Berlin, Germany, to bring together Australian entrepreneurs, services providers and investor communities focusing on the European market.

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Oakwood over 30 years has developed an innovative range of home care products and managed to make China their largest overseas market via online sales alone

Melbourne medtech start-up, 4Dx is succeeding in the US after moving there to continue to work towards commercializing their world-first lung imagining tech

The TPP is still shrouded in a level of uncertainty, but there is a significant export opportunity for businesses investing in digital transformation.

Red Stag Fulfillment provides third party logistics services to their e-commerce clients, allowing them to expand into new markets very easily

Andrew Watson explains how Australia’s export credit agency can provide financial support for small business exporters to help them fulfil export contracts

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