SMEA survey – Outlook for SME sector strong but ‘anchors’ are holding back growth & Economy

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SME Association of Australia (SMEA) Chairman Craig West yesterday released the findings of an extensive survey conducted by the Association.  The report confirmed that although SMEs are generally upbeat about future prospects they still have concerns regarding many economic and bureaucratic ‘anchors’ that are holding back both the sector and economy. The McNair Ingenuity Research and Stable

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Almost half of Australian businesses expect a rise in international trade

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Currency volatility one of the biggest challenges to mitigating FX risk A new global survey by AFEX, one of the world’s largest non-bank providers of global payment and risk management solutions, shows almost half (45%) of all Australian businesses are expecting an increase in international trade in the year ahead, while the majority do not

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ISA gives SMEs opportunity to tap fresh capital

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A new website will give small to medium-sized companies (SMEs) the opportunity to raise capital by allowing them to showcase their projects globally by tapping potential migrants looking to invest in Australia.  The site, called Investment Search Australia (ISA) (www.InvestmentSearchAustralia.com), will allow SMEs to lodge capital-raising proposals on the site for a fee of $2500

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