he Export Kickstart Program is an Ecommerce Export Accelerator for small and medium businesses with international ambitions. It is aimed at those looking to grow their business by expanding into new markets using ecommerce and digital strategies.

 

Who is this program aimed at?

This program is for those who are

  • Already selling successfully online in Australia.
  • May be starting to get some interest from international customers online.
  • Think there would be a market for their product/service internationally.

 

What format will the program be delivered in?

The program will be delivered in a hybrid format, with the option to attend in-person at Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre's offices in Fyshwick; or online. ACT-based companies will be invited to put in a brief Expression of Interest to participate in the program. At the end of the 7-weeks they will be able to submit a 2-page Export plan for feedback and have the opportunity to win over $30,000 worth of legal, marketing and/or financial mentoring prizes provided by the partner organisations.

 

Why should I do the program?

The 7-week Accelerator program will provide participants with:

  • An overview of the resources and support available to companies looking to export.
  • Strategies, tips, trends, and lessons learned on how to prepare so that as restrictions ease, they are in the best position to move ahead with their growth plans.
  • Guidance on developing a 'global vision' and choosing the right international market for their company.
  • Lessons learned from companies already exporting to help them avoid costly mistakes.
  • Mentoring to help them develop an export plan.
  • Access to knowledge and culture in countries they are looking to expand to and how best to tailor their marketing to these markets.
  • An understanding of the funding they need to scale their business, expand into new markets, and issues associated with trading in foreign currencies.
  • Opportunities to connect and develop networks with peers, advisers, mentors, and experts that can assist them in with their growth plans.

 

What is the cost of the program?

There is no cost involved

How do I apply to take part in the program?

Complete an Expression of Interest Form

For more information and an outline of the program read this or contact us on (02) 6163-8300.

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