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Zero to 4 million in 2 years through leveraging offshore talent

Australia is the home of small businesses. In fact, according to the Reserve Bank of Australia in a report they published in 2012 titled ‘Small Business: An Economic Overview’ , 96% of the 2.1 million active businesses in Australia were small businesses. However, the small business has to overcome some pretty big hurdles, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics since 2008 more than 30% of small businesses will fail, and usually in their first couple of years.

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Canva - An Australian Success Story Leveraging Offshore Staff

Considered one of Australia’s most successful start-ups Canva is in 179 countries and growing. It is a template based graphics platform that allows users to create graphics quickly and easily and for the most part free of charge. Canva was founded in 2012, is based in Sydney and is used by 40% of Fortune 500 companies. They boast actors Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson as investors. The startup now has 10 million unique users who have created 35 million designs.

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Outsourced Marketing: A Guide for Small Businesses

A small business owner is often reluctant to relinquish control over any area of their business. With less control comes increased risks. However, there are ways to outsource elements of a business and do it in a way that mitigates those risks. There are only so many hours in a day and if a business is to grow it needs extra people to do extra tasks, but bringing on additional people also opens the business up to new ideas and new ways of operating that previously hadn’t been considered. Small businesses are often very cost conscious, so hiring offshore employees can make it cost effective.

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Outsourcing to the Philippines: What you need to know about cross-culture collaboration

Unlike some other countries, the Philippines has a similar culture to Australia, they are service based Christian society. While there are some differences, if understood properly they can be used to your advantage if you work to their strengths.

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Common fears Australian businesses have about offshoring (and how to conquer them)

Hiring offshore talent has never been easier, but many Australian businesses are still uneasy about the process and some perceived risks involved. Here are the most common concerns and how to conquer them!

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The Ultimate Guide on Offshoring Web Development Roles

With the increase in need for businesses to have more up to date websites there is a growing trend of outsourcing web development. Many people look to offshore companies to produce a web site for them at a fraction of the cost of a locally developed site. In order for this to be a successful and rewarding venture here are a few tips.

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7 Tools Everyone with Offshore Staff Should Be Using

Whether employees are on shore, offshore or a combination of both, ensuring that there is adequate engagement and communication is important. Preventing misunderstandings and maintaining a sense of team with the local team is critical to the process. There are a number of fantastic tools and software available to increase productivity and there is something to suit every team and their needs.

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5 Reasons to Outsource your sales and marketing

For business owners that have built their businesses from the ground up they can get stuck doing every role in the business. As the business grows this becomes less practical, but also few managers have the range of skills required to run every aspect of the business.

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Offshoring secrets - the right and wrong way to offshore

Offshoring has become increasingly popular, however, before a business jumps in and hires offshore employees there are some things to consider. Hiring offshore employees provides unprecedented opportunities for growth development of businesses of all sizes.

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Why Offshoring should be discussed at your next strategy day

Many Australian businesses are joining the trend and looking at ways they can build their businesses through offshoring tasks or roles. Small businesses are often required to be all things to all people. Resources get stretched, and sometimes existing employees don’t have all the skills to operate every aspect of the growing business.

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