In 2013 we took over the Australian, US and Canadian distributorship of a heritage German teddy bear and to maker - Clemens-Spieltiere GmbH. The brand was suffering lacklustre sales in these regions and I was looking for a challenge outside my practice of accounting and management consulting. I think its vital for consultants to have real-world experience with strategy, business development and harnessing growth when advising clients. My partner's family had a history of teddy bear collecting so there was also an emotional connection here for us to harness. We began by conducting a thorough evaluation on the state of the industry, the competitors, customer needs and wants and the supply chain. It soon became evident the key strategic assets of the brand were its quality, history and heritage and provenance from Germany. After developing a coherent and considered business strategy we went to work. Within 2 years we had secured a major retail partner in David Jones limited and we had increased sales 500%. We now work with customers and brands around the world from our Frankfurt office to assist with strategy, brand development, sustainable sales growth and business analytics and performance. To contact us please email Matthew Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are some really exciting business stories coming out of Australia at the moment. For example, music technology start-up Jaxsta is on the cusp of big things - with company CEO & co-founder Jacqui Louez-Schoorl saying the LinkedIn for music could be a game-changer for the industry. Jaxsta has designs on becoming the single source of truth when it comes to liner notes — all of the information about the personnel involved in making a piece of music. The company has already signed up the major record labels - Universal, Warner Music and Sony Music. For more information about the Australian Investment climate contact us at our Frankfurt office at email@example.com
Australia has chalked up its 26th consecutive year of economic growth, and the clouds around Australia’s economy are clearing.
But global growth is yet to translate to inflation. While there are encouraging signs of global inflation emerging, the outlook is for official Australian interest rates to stay near record lows until late in 2018 or early in 2019.
The indicators are suggesting a good basis for retail spending to lift in 2018. These indicators include - strengthening employment outcomes, an improving outlook for wages growth, low cost of borrowing and continued (albeit slowing) wealth gains from housing.
The Australian retail sector remains prone to a significant structural shift to online retailing - given the relatively current low rate of penetration in Australia and Amazon opening its doors locally.
The Australian Share Market (ASX) had an impressive year to 30 June 2018 returning in excess of 16%. Growth was the story on the ASX for 2018 with some companies in high growth industries such as IT seeing their shares increase by over 100%. Some of these included After Pay Touch, Appen, Beach Energy, A2 Milk, Altium, Wisetech Global, Bellamy’s, Pilbara Minerals and Lynas Corp.
Here are Aust Linx we can prepare a report on the industry your business may be looking at entering in the Australian market including an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.