• Coronavirus

    How to communicate to employees about coronavirus


    Sean Melbourne |  February 26, 2020


    While the risk of coronavirus is still low in Australia, it is a concern for many businesses, particularly those with employees who travel to Asia.


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  • Women in Business

    Pay gaps closing faster in leading-practice employer group


    First 5000 |  February 26, 2020


    The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) and the University of Queensland’s AIBE Centre for Gender Equality in the Workplace has released a new report that demonstrates that a group of leading Australian organisations are closing their pay gaps faster than other employers reporting to WGEA.


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  • Optimism

    Optimism: a powerful indicator for business success


    Zivit Inbar |  February 25, 2020


    To succeed, business owners and executives must keep optimistic and build an organisational culture that is based on resilience and optimism. Leaders must add these important core skills to their personal tools.


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  • Optimism

    The future is bright for business and brands: through the lens of optimism


    Rachel Bevans |  February 20, 2020


    Park your problems for a day and think about how you can use your brand to drive optimism, both now and in the future, for your employees and customers, suppliers and partners, the communities in which you work and the environment.


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  • Optimism

    It’s time to pause and find optimism


    Craig West |  February 18, 2020


    In order to approach business optimistically – simply pause, “smell the roses” and acknowledge all of the good things. Take time out to rest and be with family and friends, plan positively for the future (both yours and the business) and watch the changes around you.


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  • Business

    Why every businessperson should have a personal brand


    First 5000 |  February 17, 2020


    Every business owner should be building their own personal brand in addition to their business – because customers and clients connect with people, not products and services.


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  • Optimism

    Why be optimistic? The personal benefits of optimism


    Victor Perton |  February 11, 2020


    Optimism helps you function better as a leader, according to founder of the Centre for Optimism, Victor Perton.


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Latest News

  • Indigenous consulting firms talk business, jobs

    First 5000     |      February 26, 2020

    The Indigenous Affairs Committee will hear from different Indigenous-owned consulting firms on Thursday as part of its inquiry into pathways and participation opportunities for Indigenous Australians in employment and business.

  • Strengthening Australia’s relationships with the Pacific Islands

    First 5000     |      February 25, 2020

    The Parliament’s Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has launched a new inquiry into strengthening Australia’s relationships with Pacific region countries to meet current and emerging opportunities and challenges facing the region.

  • Why is health and safety training important?

    Marina Mirkina     |      February 25, 2020

    If you’re a business owner, you are responsible for keeping both employees and customers safe while they’re on the premises but this task isn’t as complicated as you may think.

  • Podcast: communicating more effectively in business

    Darren Woolley     |      February 24, 2020

    Managing Marketing Podcast host Darren Woolley speaks to Steve Sheppard, Managing Director ANZ at Interactifs about how we often overlook the important skills of effectively communicating in a business context.

  • Tourism Budget focused on crisis recovery, resilience

    First 5000     |      February 24, 2020

    Support for visitor economy recovery and resilience in the wake of the devastating bushfire and Coronavirus crises, and delivering secure and competitive funding for key demand-driving organisations are key recommendations in the Victoria Tourism Industry Council’s (VTIC) 2020-21 State Budget submission. 

  • Automotive industry needs a change of gears

    Tim Harcourt     |      February 24, 2020

    The announcement by General Motors (GM) that Holden will stop selling cars in Australia is a sad end to a proud national story.

  • Unpaid super crushing Qld workers’ retirement dreams

    First 5000     |      February 21, 2020

    Queensland workers are robbed of more than $1.1 billion a year crushing their retirement dreams, Industry Super Australia (ISA) analysis has found.

  • Study highlights sales negotiation tactics

    First 5000     |      February 21, 2020

    RAIN Group, a global sales training company, has released key findings from its newest global study Top Performance in Sales Negotiation.

  • Network maturity for the digital age

    Damian Zammit     |      February 21, 2020

    Businesses have dramatically taken up digital transformation in the past few years, resulting in networks that may have been previously adequate now growing obsolete and creating bottlenecks as organisations look to leverage new and emerging technologies for growth.

  • Australian Space Agency opens in Adelaide

    First 5000     |      February 20, 2020

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially opened the Australian Space Agency’s new home in Adelaide yesterday (Wednesday 19 February). 

  • 5 finance, maintenance tips for managing your company fleet

    Derek Lotts     |      February 20, 2020

    Regardless of whether you aim for your business to become the new FedEx or you want to attract large clients whose goods you would transport exclusively, your fleet should be your primary concern.