Y.V.Fresh: Passion and Dedication

Y.V.Fresh is one of Australia’s premium fresh produce brands. Years of hard work and dedication have seen them grow their brand and reputation into one of the most trusted national produce brands in the country. A co-operative made up of farmers from around Australia, Y.V.Fresh have seen their business grow because of the quality of their produce and the successful implementation of a marketing strategy. The farmers that make up the Y.V.Fresh are all independent and dedicated to providing the highest quality produce available and with years of experience running family owned farms and the ability to share information and resources with farmers in the co-op, they ensure that only the highest

Cross-border eCommerce

Technological advancements have made the world a much smaller place than it used to be, with instant global communication enabling people from all over the world to communicate with the tap of a finger. This ability to communicate has given rise to business opportunities all over the world, and not just for large corporations. Small to medium businesses now have the ability to sell their goods to consumers all over the world through cross-border eCommerce, and with the barriers to trade continuing to be dismantled, its important for businesses to take advantage of the opportunities available. Worldwide B2C eCommerce sales are predicted to rise 23.2% in 2017 to over $2.2 trillion [1], this me

Don’t Ignore External Factors

Owning and running your own business is a time consuming and stressful job, and with so many different things within the business to focus on, often it can be hard to keep track of the external factors that can affect your business. Here are the 5 main external factors that you’re business needs to be aware of. 1. Technological Advances Depending on what business you’re in, advances in technology can have a big impact on your bottom line. Disruptive technologies can make your business or service irrelevant, so keeping track of technological advances in your field is vital to the ongoing success of your business. Kodak is a great example of a company that was not prepared for technological

What Australia Post’s New Service Means for Your Business

Photo Source: Australia Post Australia Post has recently launched its new Shipster subscription service, providing free shipping for online orders of over $25 at more than 40 different retailers across Australia. Available for people living in metropolitan Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, this new service has been setup to compete with Amazon Prime’s entry into Australia and with an initial price of $6.95 for the first 3 months, it looks set to shake up Australia’s online e-commerce landscape. But what does it mean for Australian small businesses? Keeping the cost of shipping low is essential for any small business that sells their goods online, according to a recent Temando survey around 70%

Strategies for the Chinese Marketplace

Entering the crowded online Chinese marketplace can be a difficult and time-consuming task if you don’t have the experience. At Haines, we’ve worked with many businesses to help them take their product overseas and get it into the hands of Chinese consumers. The hardest part of breaking into the Chinese market can often be getting started. Chinese social media platforms are similar to Western ones, but with some slight differences, and it can be hard to wrap your head around these differences when people are so used to using platforms like Twitter and Facebook. The most important platforms when it comes to social media in China are WeChat and Weibo, so setting up accounts on both of these

Hunter Belle Dairy Co: Family Success

Establishing a sustainable and successful family business requires a unique set of personality traits. Passion, a commitment to quality and excellence, great resolve and dedication are all key to creating business success. The Chesworth Family, and their business the Hunter Belle Dairy Co, are a prime example of how true commitment can grow little things into big things – whilst still retaining their founding values. Along the banks of the Hunter River, the Chesworth family’s business the Hunter Belle Dairy Co is based. Cheesemakers by craft, the family has also established the Hunter Belle Cheese Café, which sees locals and tourists alike flocking to the region in their droves to samp


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