Lismore export workshop supports North Coast businesses

1 November 2017

Shipping container and an airplane

North Coast businesses interested in learning more about exporting were invited to attend a free workshop in Lismore today.

The NSW Government’s Department of Industry hosted the Introduction to Exporting workshop at Lismore Workers' Club.

Held from 9:30am till 3pm, the workshop is part of the NSW Export Capability Program and designed to help businesses that are starting out in exporting as well as those looking to strengthen their export knowledge.

The workshop provided expert tips on boosting export capabilities with a longer term aim of growing businesses and increasing job opportunities.

It included advice on export planning from the Export Council of Australia with Bangalow-based Hemp Foods Australia talking about its exporting journey.

There were also tips provided on exporting to Japan, Korea, United Kingdom, Europe and USA.

The event was a valuable opportunity for businesses to shift from thinking about exporting to becoming export-ready.

On average, businesses that export are more profitable than those that don’t and have better growth prospects, more highly skilled and productive staff, and are able to adapt to technology and change more quickly.

There are 14,000 businesses that export from NSW, including about 2,500 from regional areas.

The NSW Government is committed to helping regional businesses get on the path to exporting to help them grow, create jobs and provide a boost to the economy.

Businesses interested in learning more about export opportunities in their sector can contact the NSW TradeStart team.