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Access Asia Magazine Aug / Sep 15 - Celebrating Singapore's 50th

Posted By AustCham Singapore, Monday, 3 August 2015
Updated: Monday, 21 December 2015
In this issue we shine a spotlight on some of the Australian business success stories in Singapore over the last 50 years. Inside you'll find insights into their growth over particular decades as well as some of their exciting plans for the future. Download the magazine here

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Access Asia Magazine Jun / Jul 2015 - Embracing Digital Innovation

Posted By Administration, Sunday, 7 June 2015
Updated: Wednesday, 2 September 2015
This issue of Access Asia explores the dramatic change and advancement of digital innovation in Singapore, with Australian companies playing pivotol roles across the broad scope of ICT. Inside you'll find a Face to Face interview with Joseph Ziegler, entrepreneur-in-residence, muru-D, we look at the latest trends in Big Data and the legal frameworks and intellectual property related to digital medias.  Download the magazine here

Tags:  big data  digital  ict  innovation  joseph ziegler  technology 

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Access Asia Magazine Feb / Mar 15 - journey of learning

Posted By AustCham Singapore, Monday, 9 February 2015
Updated: Monday, 21 December 2015
This issue of Access Asia looks at the important role that education and training plays in the success of both businesses and personal life in Singapore. We also profile many new members and include all the photos from recent events.  Download the magazine here

Tags:  asia  austrade  Business  setting up  singapore 

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Access Asia Magazine Dec 2014 / Jan 2015 - Success in Singapore

Posted By AustCham Singapore, Monday, 24 November 2014
This issue of Access Asia is filled with advice and success stories for Australians and about Australians doing business in Singapore and beyond. We also profile many new members and include all the photos from recent events.  Download the magazine here

Tags:  Austrade in Singapore  Board Evaluations  Chris Ewards  Honeycombers  Lindsay Fox  Linfox in Asia  Singapore Government Departments and business  Success in SIngapore 

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6 reasons to join a business chamber

Posted By AustCham Singapore, Thursday, 25 September 2014

Thinking about joining a chamber?  It makes good business sense – here are 6 reasons why you should make the time…

1. People do business with people they know:  A business chamber’s reason for existence is to connect people and initiate more business activity for its membership base. A chamber of commerce does this most effectively by providing a full calendar of events for networking and connecting professionals.  

2. Information; stay informed; find the answers.  A chamber will keep you informed of changes and issues that may affect your business, news on available grants and tips for doing business in the region or in a specific industry. A chamber is a great place to meet the people who will answer those questions that cannot be found by googling.

3. Credibility is key:  Being a member of a chamber is a very real way of highlighting the credibility of your business.  Research shows that consumers are more likely to engage with a company that is a member of the local chamber of commerce.*

4. Advocacy; the voice of many:  By definition advocacy is the the act or process of advocating or supporting a cause or proposal.  A chamber of commerce represent its members through official political channels but also provides opportunities for members to have more direct and less formal dialogue with politicians and policy makers on issues and topics that impact them.

5. Visibility; increase your brand: A chamber of commerce has excellent outreach through e-newsletters, print publications and social media.  By simply being a member you can increase the awareness of your business within the membership base and beyond.  Members also have the option of actively promote your business through advertising and sponsorship.

6. Perks for Members: One way members can promote their business within the chamber is to offer discounts and special offers to members.  In some cases, this can benefit the whole family (restaurant, shopping, services discounts etc).  

A chamber membership may not guarantee your business overnight success in a new market.  However being an active member of a chamber might help you gain credibility, give you access to federal ministers and provide you with a great opportunity in make meaningful business connections.  It is the classic adage - you’ll get out of it what you are willing to put in! 

So...come to events, connect with other members, talk to the Chamber’s team about what you do, update your profile in the database, engage in surveys and read the newsletter.  Make the most of your membership  -  it’s good for business!

Thinking of joining AustCham?  Our six month membership is now open and this represents a 50 per cent saving on the AustCham membership fee.  Visit www.austcham.org.sg and contact members@austcham.org.sg for all the details.

* When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.
http://www.gotahoenorth.com/pdfs/ValueOfJoiningChamber.pdf

Tags:  AustCham Singapore  chamber of commerce  improve your business  network  reasons to join a chamber of commerce 

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