This is the September update of our Webcast, How exporters can survive COVID-19 and then PROSPER. Our objective will help for you to better understand the challenges that SMEs are facing and start planning to reconfigure your business sales process and approach to take account of the new reality. Now the constraints related to COVID-19 have been integrated, and it’s time to build long-term business resilience and more sustainable international growth for your business, as we are uncertain when the crisis will clear. This event will also focus on successful overseas customer/business partner engagement strategies and supporting SMEs to prosper in COVID-19 times and beyond.
As I am being grounded in Australia for almost three months now, while running my export business- Exportia, I feel it's a great time to share what my team and I have learnt in the last few months. As we have continued to successfully push for sales in Europe for our Australian technology customers, we are very positive about this period. During our last team meeting, I was just asking what I should write about this week. We came to the consensus that we should share with you the reasons why we think it is a great time to export to Europe.
It’s extremely hard to end an employment contract for non-performance in Europe. In some markets like Germany or France, it can be extremely long and expensive to engage a dismissal process. One of our Australian customers reported to us that it did cost them close to 250,000 euros to dismiss one of their German senior managers.
As Exportia is providing an outsourced European sales & marketing team to Australian innovative SMEs, we have had to adapt our approaches to make sure our customers continue to thrive in Europe in such a bumpy climate. Our goal remains unchanged! We still to take them to their first million Euros in Sales and we are not planning to be stopped by COVID-19. We want our customers to push through and succeed.
Now is the time to explore opportunities in the European market! With over 500 million consumers, Europe hosts a large number of multinationals hungry for Mediacal technology and Australian innovation
According to Austrade, the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting business around the globe to differing degrees, and the situation is changing daily. Exporters have experienced challenges since COVID-19 spread internationally and closed most borders They have had to adapt quickly to survive, balancing maintaining their supply and managing their customer base. Other businesses have been subject to a sudden significant shift in demand – down or upwards.