• Leadership

    Pandemic pushes some to embrace the YOLO movement


    Gary Martin |  May 11, 2021


    If you have not come across the term YOLO, then you should take some time out to get up to speed because, as they say, “you only live once”. Professor Gary Martin CEO of AIM WA explains.


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  • Budget

    SME businesses cannot rely on the budget to fix issues


    First 5000 |  May 10, 2021


    Australian small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) cannot rely on the budget to resolve post-pandemic issues such as cost control and must instead look internally at their own systems and processes to build business resilience, according to SAP Concur.


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  • Business

    OECD sends strong signal on importance of SMEs, Entrepreneurship


    First 5000 |  May 7, 2021


    The creation of a new Committee on SMEs and Entrepreneurship by the OECD highlights the organisation’s recognition of the importance of SMEs and entrepreneurship to our economies and societies, and on the critical role they can play in driving a sustainable, inclusive, green and resilient recovery.


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  • Business Development

    Businesses that invested in employee development saw COVID growth: Avado


    First 5000 |  May 6, 2021


    Some 63 per cent of businesses that saw stable revenue or profit invested in employee development during 2020, according to a survey of APAC businesses. 


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  • Digital transformation

    How manual processes are causing SME failure


    First 5000 |  May 5, 2021


    Many organisations have been forced to fast-track digital transformation to maintain operations during the disruptions of the past year. However, some SMEs are still using manual processes that are not sustainable and could cause business failure within a few years, according to SAP Concur.


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  • Remote work

    How to replace the water cooler if your team works from home


    Nina Fountain |  May 4, 2021


    Are you concerned about the impact of remote working on your team’s culture? Many prominent leaders are also concerned, Nina Fountain of Transformed Teams explains. 


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  • Have your say Pacific Relationships

    HAVE YOUR SAY: How can we build stronger business relationships between Australia and the Pacific?


    Helen Hull |  May 3, 2021


    Australia’s relations with our Pacific neighbours has been recognised as being of fundamental importance and vital interest to Australia.


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