Training and Resources

Australia

TradeStart

The TradeStart network is an extension to Austrade's own offices and is delivered in partnership with State, Territory and local governments, industry associations and chambers of commerce.

The prime objective of Austrade's TradeStart network is to assist small and medium sized exporters to achieve long term success in international markets  It offers exporters the combined resources of Austrade and each partner organisation, providing local assistance and a direct link to Austrade's services and overseas network.

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Digital Business Kits

The Digital Business Kits provide the tools and resources required to help businesses embrace the world of digital business.

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Business.gov.au

Simple access to information and services for business.
business.gov.au is an online government resource for the Australian business community. business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all of the government information, assistance, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.

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Tax basics for small business

If you are starting a new business, or already running one, this series of short videos will help you understand your tax and superannuation obligations.

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Advisorfinder

Looking for a business adviser or mentor? Find a low-cost business adviser or expert in your area to help you start, grow or exit your business.

Phone: 13 28 46 is open from 8am - 8pm nationally Monday to Friday.

All contact details are here

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Women in Export

Austrade aims to increase awareness of its services to women doing business internationally by assisting them to access the information, resources, networks and advice needed to build a sustainable international business.

Austrade also works to raise the profile of Australian women doing business internationally through success stories.

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Brunei Darussalam

iCentre

iCentre is a startup incubation program and co-working space for entrepreneurs with access to capacity building programmes and the startup ecosystem. iCentre works closely with local and regional collaborators to develop and conduct workshops in the areas of ideation, market validation and fund raising.

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Brunei Economic Development Board

The BEDB plays a role in growing and diversifying Brunei Darussalam's economy towards achieving Wawasan Brunei 2035 by focusing on strategic initiatives that will contribute towards economic development through the increase of export-oriented industries as well as spin-off opportunities for local businesses, thereby providing more employment for locals.

The BEDB conducts high quality research on national economic development initiatives that generate economic benefits to Brunei Darussalam, analyses the findings and makes strategic recommendations.

The BEDB also acts as a frontline agency to facilitate foreign investment into the country and will work closely with investors to understand their business needs. The BEDB will assist in providing information on the local investment climate, developmental requirements, laws and regulations, cost of doing business and project specific information.

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Canada

Business Consultants

Included in this directory are consultants who bring businesses together to cooperate and undertake projects or actions that will enhance their competitive edge. It is not related to computer networking.

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Accredited Professionals

Included in this directory are: Chartered Accountants and Certified General Accountants, Lawyers, Barristers and Solicitors, Chartered Business Valuators, Certified Auditors and other legal services.

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Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs

The OECD Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs (TSME) project examines access to training for SMEs across seven regions in six OECD countries and the policy issues related to both low access by SMEs, and recognising the increasing importance of informal training and skills development methods. The project looks at how both formal and alternative ways of training and skills development interact, and identifies impacts at three levels: for the firm and employees; for the industry; and for the local area in which the firm is located.

PROFITguide.com

PROFITguide.com is Canada's Online Guide to Business Success. Featuring  preeminent stable entrepreneur and expert columnists, PROFIT's full slate of business rankings, podcasts, videos, white papers and Web-exclusive news and analysis, PROFITguide.com helps the entrepreneur in everyone seize opportunity and succeed in a fast-changing business world.

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SME Strategy

SME Strategy was founded in 2011 to help small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) create and fulfil on their strategic plans.

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

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Chile

Corporation for the Promotion of Production

Corfo has a variety of programs as guarantees and grants, for domestic and foreign companies that operate in Chile. These programs can be helpful for entrepreneurs, to innovate, to improve the productivity of a business or to invest.

Corfo is the Chilean economic development agency that works daily to  the competitiveness and the productive diversification of the country by encouraging investment, innovation and entrepreneurship.   

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Network of Business Development Centers

The network of Business Development Centers was set up, which will be the main source of technical advice and support for access to financing and management for micro and small enterprises in the country.

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People's Republic of China

APEC Women Connect Program

The program aims to build a community through online and offline activities to empower women to realize entrepreneurship by effective sharing, learning and awarding.

APEC Cross-Border E-commerce Training (CBET) Program

APEC CBET is designed for global SMEs to receive the most practical, professional, scalable and localized cross-border e-commerce trends, knowledge, hands-on skills, as well as entrepreneurship guidance on a wide range of startup concepts in the new global value chain. It's a knowledge sharing and entrepreneurship fostering program, comprised of offline APEC CBET workshop and online e-learning platform. 

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Policy, Research and Publications

The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, known as the "Voice of American Business" in China, is the largest American Chamber in the Asia Pacific region. Founded in 1915, AmCham Shanghai was the third American Chamber established outside the United States.

As a non-profit, non-partisan business organization, AmCham Shanghai is committed to the principles of free trade, open markets, private enterprise and the unrestricted flow of information. It provides business information critical to your business success, helps you expand your network in China and conducts policy advocacy to eliminate market barriers. 

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SME Training in China

Through training programmes to develop the capacity of the SME sector, we seek to help build a foundation for sustainable growth in our markets. Watch how, through our partnership with PwC, we helped the growth of an SME client in China. 

 

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Hong Kong, China

Support and Consultation Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises

Support and Consultation Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises (SUCCESS) is run by the Trade and Industry Department in collaboration with various industrial  and trade organisations, professional bodies, private enterprises and other Government departments to provide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with business information and consultation services free of charge.

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Employees Retraining Board

The Employees Retraining Board (ERB) is an independent statutory body established in 1992 under the Employees Retraining Ordinance. The ERB co-ordinates, funds and monitors training courses and services that are market-driven and employment-oriented so as to meet the changing needs of the employment market. The ERB has appointed about 90 Training Bodies with around 400 training centres across the territory to provide training courses and services. The ERB offers around 700 training courses straddling nearly 30 industries.

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Vocational Training Council

Estrablished in 1982, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the largest  vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Productivity Council Industry Support Services

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is a multi-disciplinary organization established by statute in 1967. HKPC's mission is to promote productivity excellence through the provision of integrated support across the value chain of Hong Kong firms, in order to achieve a more effective utilization of resources, to enhance the value-added content of products and services, and to increase international competitiveness.

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"Meet-the-Advisors" Business Advisory Service

SMEs encountering problems relating to the starting and running of a business can consult experts on their opinions through the free "Meet-the-Advisors" Business Advisory Service of SUCCESS.

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HKTDC Business Advisory Services

In association with a number of professional institutions and service providers, the HKTDC provides a free business advisory service to SMEs looking to     capitalise on a trade-related business opportunity. This service is provided in-person on a one-on-one basis at the HKTDC SME Centre at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.

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Indonesia

Bali International Consulting Group

The Bali International Consulting Group is a research, business consulting and integrated sustainable development company based in Bali, Indonesia.

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Malaysia

SME info

The SMEinfo is a One Stop Information portal for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It provides information on all aspects of SME Development including Financing, Advisory Services, Training Programmes, Business and Networking opportunities as well as other SMEs Developmental Programmes/initiatives by the Government and the Private Sectors.

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Mexico

INADEM

The National Institute of the Entrepreneur is a decentralized administrative body of the Ministry of Economy, which aims to implement, implement and coordinate the national policy of support for entrepreneurs and micro, small and medium enterprises, promoting innovation, competitiveness and projection in the national and international markets to increase their contribution to economic development and social welfare, as well as contribute to the development of policies that promote culture and business productivity.

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COMPITE

The National Committee of Productivity and Technological Innovation, AC (COMPITE) is a Civil Association created in 1997 with the purpose of strengthening the growth and permanence of companies in Mexico. 

COMPITE promotes Productivity, Technological Innovation, Quality Processes and Social Responsibility in companies to raise their competitiveness standards. 

Its services are aimed at any type and size of company, also has services specially designed for the requirements of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MIPyME's), at affordable costs and with satisfaction guarantee.

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