From the outset of Bondi Chai, Martin Buggy knew that he eventually wanted to expand his business into the international market.
Thinking big has always been a motto for Mellissah Smith, Marketing Director and founder of Marketing Eye. After establishing her company (a marketing services provider) in Australia, she saw a gap in the US market and seized the opportunity to expand. “The US was a space that had no global player,” she says.
Vertaccount is an online bookkeeping, payroll and accounting company. Established only two years ago, it has experienced outstanding growth thanks to outsourcing its back-end administration to Manila. However, they had to deal with initial doubt regarding their offshoring business model.
Manufacturing costs in China are cheap and turnaround time is fast, however, the process can be fraught with problems. Read on to see how Matt Cave of VAVAVOOM overcame obstacles and fostered a successful business that works across multiple borders.
Discover how one business is managing the rapid and severe changes in business competitiveness because of the high Australian dollar (AUD).
An Australian designer learnt some tough lessons about doing business in China when she found her designs being onsold to manufacturers in other countries.
Founding a diving services business at the start of a massive boom in WA caused plenty of headaches for one entrepreneur. But surviving the boom has brought great results.
Running a radio network with an audience of 150 different cultures and a staff that is almost as equally diverse has taught valuable lessons to an Australian expatriate.
Building an export market during a world economic downturn has had its problems - but mainly to do with customs clearance and quality nappy wrapping.
Transforming a suburban Melbourne TAFE into an international education brand is a thrilling challenge for its CEO.
When Moran Furniture began losing market share to low-cost Asian imports, it was time to change its manufacturing strategy. So it went to China.
A firm of Australian engineers has won its first big project in China, which is providing plenty of challenges and opportunities.
Cheap imports can end up costing money and reputations. The key is to find good suppliers – and that takes research, effort and money.
A mid-life crisis got two Melbourne entrepreneurs into the book trade. Following their instincts and relying on a personal style of doing business have got them exciting new markets.
An Australian events company has hurdled the obstacles to opening its first overseas office - and managed to retain its unique culture.
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