We are considered the leader in our niche industry and are looking to expand into the US (where what we offer seems to be a lot more socially accepted). There are currently a few questions I am wrestling with such as - seeking investment for the expansion, 3PL over own warehouse, has the AUS market reached it potential etc. In your opinion, what would be the key questions to ask prior to even considering my above questions. I would be open to discussing with a Mentor who has experience in expanding a FMCG company internationally. Any info would be much appreciated.
We have a potential distributor in Belgium who is wanting to know what the terms and aggreements would be. We have never had an offer like this put forward to us. Is it A) a good idea to go down this route to expand and B) who would be the best place to go to for contract and advice? We are wanting to expand our market place into the world (currrently we are already exporting to America and the UK) but needing advice and mentor ship as it is unchartered waters for us .
I have a small skincare production business based in Sydney, created five years ago. In a nutshell, I make everything by hand, the products are packaged by a disability enterprise and the brand has a social cause connected to DV shelters. I've built (bootstrapped) the entire business from savings, I'm a single mother working 70 hours a week in - not on, the brand. There is enormous potential for the brand both domestically and internationally, the T/O has increased consistently year on year with an annual t/o last FY of around $223k. Whilst I love what I've created I don't have the energy, time or finances to grow it. I don't know whether to sell completely or attract a business partner with the necessary skill set to help grow it.
Hi Mark, i have tried many avenues to get through to you to ask for your help and support with our Not-for-profit Organisation "Support Your Local Youth" in the Bankstown-Canterbury region. We are an organisation that helps keep the youths off the streets, out of jail, in in the sensible and right mind through offering a helping hand, guidance, jobs, and much more. we are just starting up and would love your support and help please.