First 5000 is a new business development alliance for Australia's most significant mid-size companies. It's a vehicle to connect and network with local and international big business as well as policy makers, and of course each other.
There are lots of opportunities for First 5000 members seeking to expand their operations. Venturenauts managing director Peter McKenna shares his experiences in ASEAN and looks at how you can access this growing region.
If you are looking to do business in Asia, it's not just about Japan, Korea, China or Indonesia. The ASEAN region is an exciting opportunity, being one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets that sits right on our doorstep.
It's easy for workplace conflict to spiral out of control. Corporate Commando Adam O’Donnell shares hisideas on how to keep the peace.
I’ve come to realise that conflict is not just essential if we want to make progress and avoid the ever-present risk of groupthink where nobody wants to speak up against a course of action for fear of disturbing team cohesion - it’s also inevitable.
Business success doesn’t just happen overnight, it takes years of research, dedication and refinement. Luke Lawler, CEO of Prima Health Solutions shares his company’s approach in the area of weight and lifestyle related chronic disease management.
I have a background in the pharmaceutical industry, in particular experience with weight related conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
A lack of information on areas such as local culture, business practices, language, consumer requirements, local regulations and tariffs are the most prominent challenges of doing business in the most difficult overseas markets, according to a survey commissioned by the Export Council of Australia.
Australia’s International Business Survey 2014 (AIBS 2014), highlighted that information gaps remain critical to Australian businesses as part of their future expansion plans.