METS: Businesses embrace change in new COVID world. Picture: Tony Martin
METS: Businesses embrace change in new COVID world. Picture: Tony Martin

METS businesses embrace change in new COVID world

METS businesses from the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday region are continuing to look to the global market despite the challenges COVID-19 has created.

Mackay Conveyor Equipment, Impress Solutions, Linked Group Services and Coalport Bags are participating in an online export ready course delivered through the MIW METS Export Hub.

The hub's manager Dean Kirkwood said the businesses would benefit from the Export Council of Australia's expertise and online business pitching workshops.

"There's never been a better time to start to think about export, and let's face it, there's no point in standing still waiting for COVID-19 to pass," he said.

"We've got to be able to progress our business in the new world.

"What the participating businesses will get from the Export Ready course is a template to set their business up ready to go."

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Linked Group Services managing director Jason Sharam. The business is participating in the export ready course.
Linked Group Services managing director Jason Sharam. The business is participating in the export ready course.
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Export Council of Australia has developed a program of online content custom designed for METS businesses.

"They will bring in great examples of other METS businesses who are successfully exporting to markets around the world, and learn from leading online presenter Andrew Klein on how to do business in an online environment," Mr Kirkwood said.

The businesses will complete the Export Council of Australia's 'Growing a Business Online' course, be mentored by an experienced presenter in building an export business plan, receive an invaluable handbook, and be part of the 'Promoting Your Business in the Digital Age' online workshop.

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Mr Kirkwood said although the business landscape had dramatically changed in the past few months, businesses still had to find new and innovative ways to do business and embrace the changes as a result.

The Export Ready Course is funded by Local Buying Foundation.


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