The Federal Government has given small to medium sized businesses a helping hand when it comes to exports, with the launch of their new app - Export Essentials.

The free app, which is available for Apple and Android, was launched this week as a joint release between the Export and Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic) and the Export Council of Australia (ECA).

Andrew Watson, Executive Director of Export Finance and Efic said the export market is something that smaller businesses can struggle with.

“Exporting can be a complicated business, especially when you’re new to the process or entering a new export market- the Export Essentials app is designed to empower a new and less experienced SME exporters with the tools and information they need to achieve their export goals.”

The easy-to-use app features checklists and templates to help businesses plan to export as well as other useful things like calculators and important pieces of information in an easy to access format. The app will also continue to be updated to ensure that it is providing up to date information to businesses.

“Both Efic and ECA are focused on helping Australian SMEs achieve export success. With that in mind we developed an app with need-to-know information at their fingertips. Export Essentials will help Australian businesses take the right steps on their export journey”, says Andrew Watson.

The app fills a gap in the market where no other product exists to provide this kind of support to Australian businesses. Former Federal Minister for Small Business, Bruce Bilson, highlighted the importance of an app like Export Essentials.

“Export Essentials is a resource that provides useful, practical and actionable information and supports SMEs to get their ambitions underway. There is nothing else like it.”

Export Essentials is available through both the iTunes and Google Play app stores.




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