Hi, I’m Shaun McAtamney and I work for Harvest Bookkeeping Services. This Blog supports our website: http://www.harvestbookkeeping.net
This is my first Blog post since I invested in some paid hosting with iPage (very cheap).
We have been reaching out to more clients in the Stanthorpe area. I am always amazed at the caliber of clients we serve here, being that we are essentially a regionally based business. Yesterday I spoke with the inventor of, ‘A3D’ technology, which is a state-of-the-art audio technology that produces recording studio sound quality without the need for the recording studio. Well that’s basically what it is without getting too technical. I guess you can draw your own conclusions by conducting your own research on the technology. However, without breaching client privilege, I can safely say that I was completely blown away by what my client had to say about manufacturing and marketing in Australia. We really do need to lift our game if we are going to compete with places like the US, China, and Singapore (to name a few) in terms of product marketing, investor relations, and company performance. Currently, Australia seems to have lost sight of this and unless we are bent on becoming a nation of service providers we need to start supporting our product inventors and innovators.
You can see from the following graph that the performance of the manufacturing industry has been in decline in Australia for eight of the past 10 years from 2004-2005 to 2013-2014:
(Taken from www.aph.gov.au ‘Performance in Manufacturing’)
The worst decline in 2008-09 was due to the global economic recession.
Many say that the reason manufacturing has been on the decline in Australia is due to the fact that Australia missed an important opportunity to grow its manufacturing sector due to a heavy reliance on the mining industry.
Malcolm Turnbull has been talking big during press conferences about Australia becoming a ‘science nation’ and how the catalyst for that should be ‘innovation driven by technology’: http://theconversation.com
I sure hope the Australian government is good to its word and we put our money where our mouth is in this regard. As with most areas of business investment – the windows of opportunity don’t stay open for long.
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