• Remote work

    Home office hacks for maximum business productivity


    First 5000 |  March 1, 2021


    While the home office has become a necessity for many of us over the past year, those who have run businesses from home for years say most people get it wrong when trying to create the right environment and mindset for working and running a business from home.


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  • Business

    Resilience – To be or not to be


    First 5000 |  February 26, 2021


    To strengthen our resilience on a global national and individual levels, we should all join forces and work together but leadership will be required to translate this vision into reality, according to Shirin Herzog.


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  • Innovation

    SMEs leading innovation, new products, services: report


    First 5000 |  February 25, 2021


    New research shows small business accounts for 88 percent of businesses behind innovative new products and services in Australia, nearly double the figure for the previous 12 months. 


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  • Mental Health

    Mental health must be front of mind in our workplaces


    Gary Martin |  February 24, 2021


    If there is a single topic front of mind for many in the business community this year it has to be mental health and wellbeing. Professor Gary Martin CEO of AIM WA explains why.


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  • Business

    Affordable childcare essential for women in small business


    First 5000 |  February 23, 2021


    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says universal access to high-quality, affordable early education would deliver essential support to women in small business.


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  • Cyber security

    Cyber security guide launched to bolster SME work for Defence industry


    First 5000 |  February 22, 2021


    The Federal Government has joined forces with Australia’s defence industry to develop a ‘go-to’ guide for small businesses on how to improve their security practices to help them win Defence work.


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  • Resilience

    The time for resilience is now


    Shane Fitzsimmons |  February 19, 2021


    What makes a good leader? Resilience NSW Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons spoke on leadership traits at the GAP Virtual Summit on National Resilience.


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  • Mental Health

    HAVE YOUR SAY: How does your business support employees’ mental health?


    Helen Hull |  February 1, 2021


    Mental Heath awareness is extremely important for all businesses. Having the right strategies in place can not only save time and money but it can help save lives. We invite you to have your say today.


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