In this 30-minute-power session you'll learn how to make sure you beat the trough and keep your European clients and distributors engaged!
Join us on the 25th of May at 9:30 AM AEDT. Together with the Holland International Distribution Council we will talk about setting up and/or (re)structuring supply chain activities in the Netherlands (as the Gateway to Europe).
If you deal in the European market it is common to hear people remark that most Germans are fine with English, most Swedes and Dutch have beautiful English - such statements are commonplace and are mainly expressed by British, Australians and Americans, who do not speak any foreign languages and have little understanding of what the Europeans speaking English think and do not always realise what they miss out on.
Introducing a brand new piece of technology into the European market can be challenging most of the time. At Exportia, it is part of our job to tackle these challenges that come with launching in the European market innovative technologies developed by small and medium businesses.
In Winter as a child growing up in Normandy I remember the ultimate pleasure of forming a small snowball in my hands and then rolling it across my snow covered garden. The great pleasure of seeing the snowball become bigger. When it almost looks like a little bundle, you lift it on its side and there is the lower part of a snowman. Then off you go and you start again and you form a beautiful snowball, again starting small, and you put it on top of the other and the full body is done! Then you make the head, you’ve got the picture!
One of the reasons why we have been able to thrive within the last months is because we rapidly adapted our way of selling by effectively using web conferencing platforms. As a business we cannot afford to wait for a potential COVID end date. We had to change the sales process so our customers are able to continue developing their business and sales activities in Europe.
Michael is currently the Head of Sales of Omni Tanker. And the reason I wanted to interview him was because he has a very interesting and solid experience in export around the world. I thought it would be worth sharing a bit about his journey with our exporters community. Enjoy the read and you can also listen to the interview here. The interview has been slightly edited to ease the read.
Last 17th of February 2021 , we had the pleasure to interview Jessica Olivier of RSM about R&D Tax incentive and EMDG changes.
As a small business, I believe in general, that you need three qualities to succeed in export and in particular in the European market. You need to display persistence, agility and confidence.
There has never been a better time for small and medium-sized agile Australian businesses to export. I know this is not what you would expect to hear in the middle of a global pandemic! Since March 2020, I have been ‘stood’ down. From monthly commuting between Sydney-Frankfurt, I have switched exclusively to international Zooming. And I have to say, it has happened very smoothly and very successfully. My team and I have transitioned towards an online lead generation and sales process. The pandemic’s impact on international business has been unexpectedly amazing. I have come to the realisation that small businesses, that are smart and agile, are best positioned to make the most of these challenging times.