• Accounting

    Five key features organisations need in an accounts payable solution


    First 5000 |  November 20, 2019


    Accounts payable (AP) processes are often characterised by manual data entry and inefficient workflows that can hold businesses back and create extra work for staff members. AP automation software can save time and money, according to Upstream.


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  • Wages

    Ombudsman calls for better protections of employee wages


    First 5000 |  November 20, 2019


    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is calling on the federal government to make it easier for hard-working Australians’ wages and entitlements to be calculated correctly and paid on time.


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  • Sharing Economy

    Car share start-up investment to help drive future insurance


    First 5000 |  November 20, 2019


    Suncorp’s investment in Australia’s largest peer-to-peer car sharing platform Car Next Door will help drive new mobility insurance solutions to meet more customer needs.


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Latest News

  • Innovative satcomms transforming space sector

    First 5000     |      November 19, 2019

    The Australian Space Agency has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with Brisbane based EM Solutions Pty Ltd, who develop high speed telecommunications products for international supply chains.

  • Infrastructure and energy sectors to dominate wage growth in 2020

    First 5000     |      November 19, 2019

    Global recruitment firm Robert Walters has released its salary expectations for Australian professionals in 2020, with roles in certain sectors set to experience wage growth.

  • Create the ultimate customer journey with your website

    Raul Harman     |      November 19, 2019

    You see the numbers but you can’t wrap your head around them: why are so many visitors leaving your website without taking any action?

  • Have your say: draft CDR Privacy Safeguard Guidelines

    First 5000     |      November 18, 2019

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is seeking your views on its draft Privacy Safeguard Guidelines. Submissions close: Wednesday 20 November 2019. 

  • 5 reasons why you need an office coffee machine in 2020

    First 5000     |      November 18, 2019

    Looking for ways to cut costs, increase productivity and be more sustainable in 2020? According to JURA Australia, an office coffee machine might just be the simple solution for Australian workplaces.

  • Tips to design workplaces for maximum productivity

    Maryn Mcdonnell     |      November 18, 2019

    How do you define workplace productivity? Many businesses measure productivity in terms of efficiency. Employees can be efficient, but they also hit a productive wall. If the work environment does not keep them happy, they lose motivation, and the results can be devastating for the company.

  • Improving protections of employees’ wages and entitlements

    Business Council of Australia     |      November 15, 2019

    The Business Council of Australia supports reforms that will strengthen the integrity of Australia’s workplace laws so that everyone – business, workers and the community – can be confident that those laws will be observed and that breaches will attract appropriate consequences.

  • Key elements of a good credit management strategy

    First 5000     |      November 15, 2019

    Extending credit to customers can be a great way to increase the amount they buy, and contribute to develop strong relationships with them. However, if the credit management process is inadequate, you could find customers are paying late or not at all, potentially impacting the company’s bottom line, according to Atradius.

  • Essential tips for a good start in property investment

    Derek Lotts     |      November 15, 2019

    It’s not uncommon for businesses to invest in real estate. After all, this type of investment is ideally suited for companies that want to have assets that can be either utilized in the future or liquidized when needed.

  • Podcast: the 5-hour workday

    Craig West     |      November 14, 2019

    Work less hours and get more done. Host Craig West speaks to managing director of accounting and financial advisory firm Collins SBA, Jonathan Elliot, about how he revolutionised his workplace by introducing a 5-hour workday.

  • Setting the scene for innovation

    Graeme Lofts     |      November 14, 2019

    A climate of innovation doesn’t ‘just happen’. It comes about when an individual or a business sets the scene for ongoing innovative thinking.

  • Opportunity for Leading Australian Innovations with US Defense

    First 5000     |      November 14, 2019

    To support Australian businesses, Austrade is working with the Australian Department of Defence to identify programs that Australian companies can leverage to decrease the time and cost of selling to US forces.