• 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. As part of our First 5000 – Have your Say initiative, 

  • 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. As part of 

  • First 5000’s most read in 2020

    Helen Hull     |     January 27, 2021

    Looking for a recap of 2020? Check out First 5000's top blogs in a year that saw record readership and a diverse range of topics including working from home,

  • First 5000 top 20 blogs of 2020

    Helen Hull     |     December 24, 2020

    I'd like to thank our contributors, readers and Global Access Partners on what has been an extraordinary year for First 5000 and businesses in Australia. We saw record readership and 

  • HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you do to ensure your business is resilient?

    Helen Hull     |     November 2, 2020

    Global Access Partners, First 5000's parent company is focusing on Resilience for its annual Vision for Australia Summit, which this year is being hosted online due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

  • First 5000 celebrates 10 years supporting the mid market 

    Helen Hull     |     October 20, 2020

    Mid sized businesses continue to be our most precious resource and today we celebrate 10 years of supporting the market with thought leadership and ideas. On 20 October 2010, First 5000 

  • HAVE YOUR SAY: How does your business support mature workers?

    Helen Hull     |     August 3, 2020

    It is important to develop strategies to ensure that older workers are being supported as Australia's population continues to age. Our aim is to share thoughts

  • HAVE YOUR SAY: How is your business going to do things differently post COVID-19?

    Helen Hull     |     May 1, 2020

    Businesses have responded rapidly to the coronavirus pandemic. Some have implemented changes for the better of their businesses while others are simply attempting to survive. Now is the time to turn 

  • Australia Day honours for First 5000 founder Peter Fritz

    Helen Hull     |     January 30, 2020

    Congratulations to Global Access Partners' chairman and founder of First 5000, Peter Fritz who was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) 

  • First 5000 top blogs of 2019

    Helen Hull     |     December 24, 2019

    It is time to reflect on the year that was and the most read blogs of 2019. I’d also like wish all of our readers, contributors, partners and

  • First 5000 top blogs of 2018

    Helen Hull     |     January 18, 2019

    Experiencing a post Christmas lull in workload? Or still on holidays and looking for something to read while relaxing around the pool? Look no further than the First 5000 top 10 blogs for 2018 

  • Most read blogs of 2018

    Helen Hull     |     December 24, 2018

    As we bid 2018 a fond farewell it is time to review the year that was and the most read content of the year. I’d also like to thank all of our readers, 

  • Spacenow gives purpose to unused areas

    Helen Hull     |     April 21, 2018

    Business real estate is being disrupted from within though Spacenow, a website designed to activate under-utilised areas, including boardrooms, commercial kitchens and offices. Spacenow came about after a group of 

  • Hidden Giants: The Future of Australia’s Midsize Business

    Helen Hull     |     September 9, 2017

    A Vision for Australia - Global Access Partners 8th Annual Economic Summit was be held on 7-8 September in the NSW Legislative Assembly Chamber. The 2017 Summit highlighted midsize business as 

  • New Year, New Look

    Helen Hull     |     January 24, 2017

    The beginning of a new year gives us an opportunity like no other to take a look ahead and set goals and aspirations. In its 11th year of supporting mid-sized businesses, 

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