• Coronavirus

    SME owners are looking beyond lockdowns to adapt, grow


    First 5000 |  September 23, 2021


    National SME Growth Index research by leading non-bank lender ScotPac found just over half (50.1%) SMEs are forecasting business H2 2021 revenue growth.


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  • Business

    Telcos and credit providers fail consumers during COVID-19: scorecard


    First 5000 |  September 22, 2021


    Telecommunications and credit and personal finance providers were found to be joint wooden spoon winners in a 2020 Sector Scorecard developed by Consumer Policy Research Centre and Roy Morgan.


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  • Business

    Should business encourage vaccinations?


    Kate Bettes |  September 21, 2021


    As Australia edges closer to the vaccination targets required to open the economy and international borders, big businesses have been stepping up but is it their role to do so? Kate Bettes explains.


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  • Economy

    We’re doing well despite Delta, but 3 economic challenges remain


    Richard Holden |  September 20, 2021


    Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed in the post-COVID recovery.


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  • Business

    Celebrate family businesses this National Family Business Day


    First 5000 |  September 17, 2021


    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson is encouraging Australians to celebrate and support family businesses on National Family Business Day.


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  • Innovation

    New AI centre to partner with Australian business


    First 5000 |  September 16, 2021


    A new centre will empower Australian industry to embrace the rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence research and innovation.


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  • New normal

    Crisis and Opportunity. What will your ‘New Normal’ look like?


    Bronwyn Reid |  September 15, 2021


    The COVID 19 pandemic has crushed so many businesses, and unfortunately, destroyed so many lives. But there will be a New Normal. Every crisis ushers in new way of operating, and this global pandemic is no exception, author, business mentor and educator Bronwyn Reid explains.


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  • Have your say

    HAVE YOUR SAY: What does the ‘new normal’ look like for your business?


    First 5000 |  September 1, 2021


    What does the ‘new normal’ look like for your business? We invite you to have your say about what changes you have made to your business as a result of COVID-19 and what you think the broader future is for Australian companies.


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