Services - The Haystack Group

We provide all the services you need to take you from your big idea through to the establishment of an international business.

Business Export Readiness: business structure review

At the Haystack Group we recognise there are some challenges to entering into the export market. We follow a structured process to assist you to ensure your products are ready for market, as is your business. We look at your resources, their capabilities and the business capacity to meet the demands of your target markets.

We work with you to identify the risks and how to manage them, and work through the financial challenges that exporting places on a business.

Product Export Readiness: product exportability review

The products you sell in Australia may need some changes to meet the target country requirements. We work with you to make necessary changes to ensure your products are compliant for export. We work with you on your costing and margins as well as the impact that foreign currencies will have on your products, pricing and business.

To ensure your products get to your distributors in the quality you demand, we advise on the packaging and shipping methods to best protect your products.

We work with Intellectual Property specialists who can register your trade marks and patents overseas, and provide the necessary legal agreements to ensure your interests are protected.

Market Identification and Distribution Strategy: where to sell your product

We assist you to identify the right markets for your product and how you can realise the opportunities as they arise. Each market you enter has specific requirements. We work with you to ensure you can sell your products in the market. Our network around the world covers a range of distribution models. We are happy to work with you to determine the best route to market to ensure it is efficient and cost effective.

Our distributors, brokers and agents all offer tailored services to grow your business. We can link you with them to build your supply chain and ensure that you are dealing with suitable and reliable partners.

As with any industry, the export market has its own jargon and idiosyncrasies. We can assist you with negotiations and advice on appropriate terms to help get the best results for your business.

Linkages: providing access to grants and other service providers needed to achieve your export goals

There is a range of state and federal government grants available to assist businesses launch into the export environment. As part of our Business Export Readiness service, we can identify the grants relevant to your business and can assist you in accessing those programs. The Haystack Group works with a range of service providers to help ensure that your export sales are safe, secure and sustainable. These service providers include freight forwarders, financial support services, legal advisors and government agencies. We are happy to share these with you where appropriate.

Product Sourcing & Development

The Haystack Group is able to source products on your behalf. Over the years we have established a solid network of quality manufacturers and suppliers who can create products for you. This even includes a network of businesses specialising in food and wine production.

We source products to suit your budget, design and specific needs. Our suppliers have proven their high standards of quality control and efficiency so you can be confident that the end product will be exactly what you want.

We also assist businesses working under the Visa 163 process to source products at competitive prices in either proprietary brands or under your own brand.

Grants for your business

While there is a range of grants you can access, the two main grant sources available are;

EMDG – Export Marketing Development Grant

This grant is available to new and current exporters and it is managed by Austrade. If you have spent $20,000 over two years on eligible export marketing expenses you may apply for a grant which will reimburse you up to 50% of the expenditure over $10,000. The grants are between $5000 and a maximum of $150,000.

To be eligible for a grant, your export product has to meet certain criteria. Primarily it has to be a product, service, tourism service, conference or intellectual property that was developed or will significantly benefit Australia.

Research & Development Grant

The R&D Tax Incentive provides small and medium sized enterprises with an aggregated turnover of less than $20 million p.a. with a 45% refundable tax offset. Companies with a turnover of $20+ million have access to a 40% non-refundable tax offset.

We can assist you to register your R&D project with AusIndustry and then compile the necessary documentation to file for the rebate when you file your company tax return.

There are eligibility requirements that you must meet. Your business must own the results of your R&D, you must develop a proper R&D plan and then maintain accurate written records and they results must benefit the Australian economy. There are more requirements that need to be taken into account and we can advise you of these.

How can we help you with these grants?

Dealing with government bodies like the ATO and Austrade can be difficult and their paperwork overwhelming. We make it easier for you by guiding you through the process. We have successfully obtained grants for many clients over the years. tHG understand the processes, the eligibility requirements and how to document them.

Avoid the complicated paperwork and let us help you to be successful in your application.