SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. – Earlier today, NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum launched a new report in partnership with Intuit Australia, “Simple Steps for Global Success” at an event at Stone & Chalk during the Spark Festival in Sydney.

Simple Steps for Global Success” arms startups and small businesses with practical advice for taking their business global from day one. The report highlights four key steps that startups, small businesses and solopreneurs can take to set themselves up for global success:

1. Recognize the opportunity to be global from day one
2. Use technology to simplify and extend operations
3. Understand the value of early attention to regulatory compliance
4. Engage professional advisors early in your small business journey

“Technology is making global markets accessible for small and early stage businesses, and we want small businesses in Australia to understand the best practices and public and private resources that can help them succeed abroad,” said Jake Colvin, Executive Director of the Global Innovation Forum (GIF). “At GIF, we often hear from entrepreneurs and inventors about the role that global markets play in strengthening their companies, and we want to help more businesses think global from day one.”

Nicolette Maury, Vice President and Country Manager of Intuit Australia said, “Intuit Australia is excited to partner with Global Innovation Forum to boost the global success of small businesses and emphasize practical steps to help them take advantage of global markets.

“We are uniquely placed to help Aussie small businesses establish and strengthen their international footprint as we are the world’s leading online accounting software provider*, starting from humble beginnings. Our partnership with Global Innovation Forum enables us to leverage their expertise and key learnings so small businesses with an international vision can grow and prosper.”

The report launched at a discussion with startup, corporate and government stakeholders at Stone and Chalk on October 13, helping to kick off Spark Festival Sydney.

Please click here to view the full report.

For more information:

Veronica Berkshire of the Global Innovation Forum at veronica@globalinnovationforum.com
Geoffrey MacDermott, Senate SHJ at geoffrey@senateshj.com.au or +61 467 000 774

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About the Global Innovation Forum
NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum connects startup and small business communities with corporations and government officials to explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in the global marketplace. Through public forums, private workshops and online platforms, GIF elevates the global opportunity that exists, explores challenges to participating effectively in international markets and works to improve the public policy landscape to benefit a broad range of global innovators. GIF is a project of the National Foreign Trade Council Foundation. For more information, visit globalinnovationforum.com.

About Intuit
Intuit Inc. is committed to powering prosperity around the world for consumers, small businesses and the self-employed through its ecosystem of innovative financial management solutions.
Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. QuickBooks Self-Employed provides freelancers and independent contractors with an easy and affordable way to manage their finances and save money at tax time, while Mint delivers financial tools and insights to help people make smart choices about their money.
Intuit’s ProConnect brand portfolio includes ProConnect Tax Online, ProSeries® and Lacerte®, the company’s leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.
Founded in 1983, Intuit serves 42 million customers in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil, with revenue of $5.2 billion in its fiscal year 2017. The company has approximately 8,200 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Australia, Israel, and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
*Intuit has more than 2.2M QuickBooks Online subscribers worldwide, as of 31 July 2017.