Training and Resources

Australia

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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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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Canada

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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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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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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People's Republic of China

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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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.

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

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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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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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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Malaysia

Go eCommerce

Go eCommerce is an online platform that both Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation andSME Corporation Malaysia developed together. It serves as an active learning platform and hub that acts as a comprehensive guide for all SMEs who are keen to explore and build their businesses via eCommerce.

The aim of Go eCommerce is to enable and empower SMEs to channel or diversify their businesses digitally. The digital marketplace is vast and vibrant - trading activities are not limited by geographical boundaries and is open twenty four-seven - making it an extremely viable business direction that most SMEs must make.

It also comes with a specially made SME Readiness Tool feature where members are able to obtain information in an instant and find out what level they are at. It is also programmed to aid SMEs in choosing the best solutions, according to the tailored needs of each and every company.

Go eCommerce welcomes everyone to sign up as members of its platform. Registration is FREE. SMEs who are registered with SSM will have exclusive access to additional amazing content here.

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MATRADE e-LEARNING

MATRADE e-LEARNING Programme was designed to assist Malaysian SMEs to improve their export knowledge and skills. It also benefits students and Malaysians at large to increase their awareness in export knowledge. 

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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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Peru

Peruvian Entrepreneur

It is the platform of Business Development Services of the Ministry of Production, designed to promote the competitiveness of MSMEs through the implementation of mechanisms and instruments for business development and strengthening, to the benefit of the Peruvian entrepreneur, his family, his region and his country.

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The Philippines

"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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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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America's Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

America's SBDC represents America's nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) - the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories.

The mission of America's nationwide network of SBDCs is to help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.

Hosted by leading universities, colleges and state economic development agencies, and funded in part by the United States Congress through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, nearly 1,000 service centers are available to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training.

Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for FREE face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training, on topics including writing business plans, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, and international trade.

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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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BDG Vietnam

BDG VIETNAM has been supporting the market entry of leading medium sized enterprises and corporations for over 10 years. Our team draws on a broad range of knowledge covering various sectors and hold an extensive contact network in Vietnam.

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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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Business Training for Entrepreneurs in Vietnam: An Evaluation of the Sida-supported Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) project

From 1998 to 2004, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), with SEK 24.7 million fi nancial support from Sida, implemented the Start and Improve Your Business Program (SIYB). The project consists of training programs in business start-up and business management skills for micro and small-scale business owners in basic business management.

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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Callaghan Innovation (Government’s Business R&D Funding Programmes)

Callaghan Innovation is a government agency supporting hi-tech businesses in New Zealand. It provides a single front door to the innovation system for businesses at all stages of their innovation journey - from start-ups to the most experienced R&D performers.

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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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Creative HQ

We enable bright people to build brilliant businesses by nourishing entrepreneurial talent and driving innovation.

We are dedicated to increasing the number of high growth businesses that fuel New Zealand's economy through our incubation and acceleration programmes as well as our grassroots entrepreneur initiatives and innovation services.

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CRIF Corporation

 CRIF's growth is driven by a global approach and vision. Established in 1988 in Bologna (Italy), CRIF has an important international presence, operating across four continents (Europe, America, Africa and Asia).

CRIF is the leading provider in continental Europe of banking credit information, one of the key players worldwide providing integrated services and solutions for business & commercial information and credit & marketing management, and is included in the prestigious FinTech 100, a ranking of the leading global technology solution providers to the financial services industry.

Specializing in credit information systems, business information and credit management solutions, CRIF offers banks, financial institutions, utility companies and businesses qualified support in every phase of the customer relationship: from the planning of development strategies to acquisition, through to portfolio management and credit collection.

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Export New Zealand

ExportNZ is a division of BusinessNZ. Through our nationwide network we can provide the knowledge, information, contacts, training, support and services to help you grow your export business.

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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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