In this episode of the Business Beyond Borders podcast, we speak to Peter Evans, global business and supply chain expert and founder of Mawson Global.
Based in South Australia, Peter has worked for some of the world’s largest global supply chain experts, including Walmart Stores International, Aldi Stores, Woolworth’s and lots of Australian small and mid-market businesses.
Peter talks about how started his international business journey through his family business as a supermarket supplier of nuts and snacks.
He talks about navigating international networks of suppliers to source products that meet customers’ needs, and capitalise on market opportunities. He describes what it was like negotiating in Asia as a young man at the time, setting up factories in China and Vietnam and managing sales teams in North America.
If you’re a small business wondering how you can take advantage of buying and sourcing internationally, Peter has some great advice on how to do it, and how to avoid some of the mistakes that he made along the way.
If you’re a small business thinking of going global and wondering how to get started, check out our e-book Seven Steps to International Success – How to Take Your Company Global.