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ASIC launches crowd-sourced funding regime

ASIC launches crowd-sourced funding regime

Small to medium-sized businesses will have an opportunity to access crowd-sourced funding to help them begin or grow their business when the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) releases its new crowd-sourced funding (CSF) regime on September 29, 2017. ASIC Commissioner John Price said: “Crowd-sourced funding provides an opportunity for small to medium-sized businesses to […]

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Export opportunities await in South Korea for SMEs

Export opportunities await in South Korea for SMEs

South Korea is one of Australia’s closest economic and trading partners, and with its high-income economy, there is a strong market for Australia’s high quality goods and services. For Australian SME exporters thinking about entering the South Korean market, it is important to first identify the opportunities for your business and any potential risks. Opportunities […]

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Australian businesses must pay attention China’s economic slowdown

Australian businesses must pay attention China’s economic slowdown

China’s economic slowdown is forecast to trigger increased trade credit risk in Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region, according to new Atradius research*. The Atradius 2015 Payment Practices Barometer for the Asia Pacific region found that Australia and Indonesia, both of which are heavily dependent on commodity exports to China, were particularly susceptible to […]

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Top 8 golden rules to investing

Top 8 golden rules to investing

The stock market is a great option for those looking to invest due to its history of high returns and attractive tax benefits. However, the sheer volume of options (there are over 2000 Australian listed companies!), and different investment strategies, can make investing in the stock market complex and confusing for those without extensive knowledge […]

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Chasing finance: Keep it real

Chasing finance: Keep it real

Financing. It’s one of the biggest concerns plaguing small businesses around the world. The search for that much-needed dough to kick-start a business plan into fruition can prove to be a difficult and stressful task, with many business owners making detrimental choices out of desperation. A NSW Business Chamber report cited findings from Deloitte Access Economics, which […]

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Lack of information holding back businesses from international trade

Lack of information holding back businesses from international trade

Compliance issues, red tape, and a lack of knowledge relating to free trade agreements (FTAs) are holding back many of Australia’s businesses from engaging in international trade, according to a new survey by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). The ACCI’s 2015 Trade Survey, using information gathered from 227 businesses, revealed that more […]

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