• The true cost of business failure

    First 5000     |     September 21, 2018

    Hayley Birtle-Eades is a serial entrepreneur but with that moniker comes multiple failures. Failures that have cost her dearly; not only in money but relationships, self-confidence and reputation. Her roller coaster 

  • 28% of spending in key IT segments will shift to the cloud by 2022

    First 5000     |     September 21, 2018

    Twenty-eight percent of spending within key enterprise IT markets will shift to the cloud by 2022, up from 19 percent in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. Growth in enterprise IT spending 

  • Ombudsman welcomes extension to crowdfunding eligibility

    First 5000     |     September 20, 2018

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the passing of legislation to extend crowdfunding eligibility. “Crowdfunding is an alternative source of equity, which is particularly popular 

  • Call for Queensland’s champions of mature workers

    First 5000     |     September 20, 2018

    Queensland's Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman is calling on businesses with mature aged employees to share their story and nominate for the Mature Workers Mean Business Awards. “These awards 

  • September 19 was National Family Business Day

    First 5000     |     September 19, 2018

    National Family Business Day, organised by Family Business Australia, celebrates the massive contribution which family businesses make to Australia. The FBA used the day to announce new inductees to 

  • Australia’s $315bn opportunity in digital innovation

    First 5000     |     September 19, 2018

    Digital innovation can deliver $315 billion in gross economic value to Australia over the next decade, according to a new landmark report from AlphaBeta Advisors, commissioned by CSIRO’s Data61. Launched 

  • Aussie SMBs in hot water as house prices continue to fall

    First 5000     |     September 19, 2018

    Australian small business owners have continued to use their homes as a guarantee in recent years, but with property values declining across the country and bank interest rates on


  • Safety alert issued for engineered stone benchtop workers

    First 5000     |     September 19, 2018

    Queensland's Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has  issued an urgent safety warning for workers and employers in the state's engineered stone benchtop manufacturing industry. Ms Grace has reinforced that dry cutting 

  • New study reveals what drives female CEOs

    First 5000     |     September 18, 2018

    A study released by Korn Ferry and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) entitled Australian Women CEOs Speak examines the careers of current and recent women CEOs in 

  • French and Australian space agencies announce new collaboration

    First 5000     |     September 17, 2018

    The new Australian Space Agency and its French counterpart have announced plans to work together to take full advantage of the rapidly expanding global space industry. Both agencies have entered into 

  • Graduate gender pay gap narrows

    First 5000     |     September 17, 2018

    The graduate gender pay gap in Australia is narrowing, with more women in paid work than ever, a new Grattan Institute report has found. Mapping Australian higher education 

  • Fresh boost for hydrogen technology research

    First 5000     |     September 17, 2018

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded $22.1 million in funding to 16 research projects to encourage innovation in techniques to export renewable hydrogen to the rest of the

  • Most businesses are failing to comply with GDPR

    First 5000     |     September 16, 2018

    The majority of businesses around the world are still failing to comply with GDPR, according to new research from American cloud computing firm Talend.  70% of companies couldn’t fulfill data 

  • Victoria slashes red tape for small business

    First 5000     |     September 16, 2018

    The Victorian Government claims it is making things easier for businesses, councils and industries across the state by slashing their regulatory burden, helping to grow the economy and create jobs. By 

  • New cyber report highlights password vulnerabilities

    First 5000     |     September 15, 2018

    WatchGuard’s Q2 2018 Internet Security Report uncovers cybercriminals’ heightened use of credential-focused attacks, the continued prevalence of malicious Office documents, and a range of other security threats to 

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