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  • Productive Ageing – an individual’s perspective

    Andrea Warr     |      February 14, 2017

    Productive Ageing at a societal level is measured by participation in the economy and often referenced as a broad statistic. But what does productive ageing look like for each individual?

  • Where to now – predictions for the Sharing Economy in 2017

    Roland Tam     |      February 14, 2017

    The Sharing Economy, now valued at close to $1b in NSW alone is one of the hottest sectors globally. At a time of skyrocketing valuations and mushrooming verticals, we have outlined some of the trends that we foresee taking place in the sector over the next 12 months.

  • How to prevent 2017 from turning into Groundhog Day

    Simon Bedard     |      February 7, 2017

    Now that Australia Day is behind us and the kids have gone back to school, this is one of the first serious weeks back at work for lots of people. While holidays can be refreshing, I wonder how many of you are feeling like this is just more of the same old thing.

  • To grow your business in 2017, build your brand before communicating

    Rachel Bevans     |      February 6, 2017

    Marketing and advertising are the most popular ways that companies plan to grow their business in 2017, according to thinkBig 2016.

  • New Year, New Look

    Helen Hull     |      January 24, 2017

    The beginning of a new year gives us an opportunity like no other to take a look ahead and set goals and aspirations. First 5000 approaches 2017 with great gusto. Interest in our community is at an all time high and our new look website is receiving wide acclaim from you, our readers.

  • Top 10 blogs of 2016 on First 5000

    Helen Hull     |      December 21, 2016

    As another year draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the year that was and the most read blogs of 2016. I’d also like to thank all of our readers, contributors, partners and the team at Global Access Partners for your support in 2016.

  • Why businesses need to place innovation higher on the agenda in 2017

    Michelle Blum     |      December 20, 2016

    As we move into the New Year, the Australian business community will continue to face significant challenges. In an environment of digital disruption and increased competition, businesses need to prioritise innovation and collaboration as key drivers of business growth.