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Taking your small business to the international stage can be very challenging particularly considering your small budget, limited international exposure, and economic uncertainties in...
Taking your small business to the international stage can be very challenging particularly considering your small budget, limited international exposure, and economic uncertainties in different parts of the world.
Despite the fact that we now operate in a global economy, for many business owners, trying to break out from a local base into...
Researchers found that mining multinational corporation promote gender equity in host countries in several different ways, bringing to bear important lessons for the future of mining and corporate social responsibility.
For many businesses and business owners, change can feel both exciting and challenging. For some, it feels downright daunting. However, what is universally true is...
Although China is a tremendous opportunity for Australian exporters, The Expert Editor is actually the first professional editing company to service this growing market.
Major media has reported an “alarming” 22% decline in the number of Australian students studying Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese or Korean from kindergarten to year 12 between 2000 and 2008. And when the Australian Industry Group surveyed 380 business organisations, it found that most CEOs neither speak nor understand any Asian languages, and have minimal experience in the region, yet more than half of those surveyed planned to expand into Asia in the future.
Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar should be in a good mood. Last month, the company he created with business partner Mike Cannon-Brookes, as 22-year-old university...
The rapid adoption of this service highlights the suitability of mobile payment technology in developing countries, which often do not have access to the same payment methods and services available in developed markets. It also highlights a trend that Australian software and application developers best not ignore.
This week the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) released research into the activity of Australia's exporters with a key finding being that, despite the global finaincial crisis, Australia's export industry is healthy and volumes have continued to grow.
In my previous letter I looked at two trends in Japan that may turn into “hot’ opportunities for those outside the country. Here are two more trends that will provide opportunities for an entrepreneurial soul.
Which trends in Japan will turn into hot opportunities for entrepreneurs located outside the country? I gave this some thought while sliding down Japan’s best powder ski slopes as Australia was sweltering over summer. Here are the first two of four “hot” sectors at the top of my list.
Foreign investment and domestic jobs have been inextricably linked since Australia’s convict days. Austrade’s Chief Economist Tim Harcourt explains.
As Sydney 2000 illustrated, the Olympic Games present a wonderful opportunity for the host country to channel the attending global attention into commercial momentum. But with the global economy on the slow road to recovery, will Canada be able to parlay the triumph of Vancouver's recently concluded Winter Olympics into sustained business success?
Doing business in Japan has often presented cultural difficulties for westerners. However, as our expat entrepreneur living in Tokyo Jon Sparks reveals in this new series, Japan might be in the shadow of the emerging markets of China and India, but is still one of the best places in Asia for entrepreneurs to operate.