Welcome to the autumn edition of International Business Today – our first for 2017. In this edition we explore the Netherlands: the gateway to Europe. So dust off those old wooden clogs and break out the crackers and Dutch Gouda as Niels Strazdins gives you a special insight into this tiny powerhouse, strategically located between Europe’s two biggest continental economies. Niels explains why the Netherlands is now one of the hottest start-up hubs in Europe – and identifies opportunities for Australian exporters. The country provides an ideal place for Australian entrepreneurs and start-ups to begin their international journey.
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Many SMEs struggle with the idea of exporting or doing business overseas, especially when their local business is going well. However, there are many benefits to taking your products or services to the world, such as: Increased sales revenue and profit; lowering risk & more innovation. And when your business succeeds, so does Australia, as exports are a driver of economic growth, job creation and long-term prosperity.
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Trade and investment are key drivers of innovation and long-term prosperity for Australia. At the Export Council of Australia (ECA), we believe that Australian
jobs are best created and protected over the long term through an open and competitive economic system.
Australian companies need to change their mindset if they are to capitalise on the significant opportunities offered by the fast-growing ASEAN market, according to a new report from HSBC Australia and the Export Council of Australia.
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