Business

  • ‘Buy Australian Now’ and support your local makers and growers!

    First 5000     |      October 19, 2021

    ‘Buy Australian Now’, the latest campaign from Australian Made is urging all Aussies to support local jobs and economic recovery by backing our local makers and growers as the country begins to open up and prepare for the festive season.

  • Global accounting profession unites to target net zero emissions

    First 5000     |      October 6, 2021

    Australia’s major professional accounting bodies CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) have joined 10 global and national accounting bodies to commit to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Australia – A complacent nation

    John Blackburn     |      October 5, 2021

    Lead author of the final report from the GAP/IIER-A National Resilience Initiative John Blackburn AO introduces the recommendations of an 18-month long project which brought together over 250 Australian experts to examine the nation’s resilience in the face of a changing world.

  • Huawei releases Intelligent World 2030 trends report

    First 5000     |      September 24, 2021

    Huawei has released the Intelligent World report which systematically describes the intelligent world in the next decade and forecasts industry trends in an attempt to help industries identify new opportunities and discover new value.

  • Telcos and credit providers fail consumers during COVID-19: scorecard

    First 5000     |      September 22, 2021

    Telecommunications and credit and personal finance providers were found to be joint wooden spoon winners in a 2020 Sector Scorecard developed by Consumer Policy Research Centre and Roy Morgan.

  • Should business encourage vaccinations?

    Kate Bettes     |      September 21, 2021

    As Australia edges closer to the vaccination targets required to open the economy and international borders, big businesses have been stepping up but is it their role to do so? Kate Bettes explains.

  • Celebrate family businesses this National Family Business Day

    First 5000     |      September 17, 2021

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson is encouraging Australians to celebrate and support family businesses on National Family Business Day.

  • Keeping promise to reopen key to boosting vaccination rate: MBA

    First 5000     |      September 13, 2021

    Lack of trust that Premiers and Chief Ministers will honour the national plan to reopen is holding back the rate of vaccination according to new research commissioned by Master Builders Australia.

  • Venture capital helps large corporations’ love-hate relationship with startups

    First 5000     |      September 6, 2021

    Big companies concerned about not being agile enough are moving closer to venture capital and finding partnerships with early-stage startups to help them solve corporate problems.

  • Australia Post commits to ongoing carriage of perishable goods

    First 5000     |      August 31, 2021

    Australia Post has announced its long-term commitment to shipping perishable goods across Australia, as it continues to support SMEs who are experiencing a boom in demand.

  • Small business contacts to ACCC continue to rise during pandemic

    First 5000     |      August 25, 2021

    The ACCC received over 3,500 contacts from small businesses, franchising and agriculture sectors in the first six months of this year, the highest number of contacts in the last two years, according to the Small Business in Focus report.

  • Are you making assumptions about what your customers will pay?

    Andrew Griffiths     |      August 18, 2021

    Many business owners base their pricing either on what their competitors charge or what they think their customers are prepared to pay. Both pricing options are pretty flawed, according to the ‘Godfather of Small Business’, Andrew Griffiths.

  • Learning for competitive advantage and business success

    Les Pickett     |      August 2, 2021

    In today’s world of rapid transformation and disruption, ‘the survival of the fittest’ is quickly becoming the survival of the most able to learn. Human capital and corporate governance professional Les Pickett looks at how organisational learning drives competitive advantage and commercial success.

  • How to help your startup grow the right way

    Carolin Petterson     |      July 22, 2021

    Unfortunately, there is no universal formula that all startups have to use to grow into successful businesses. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have seen so many of budding enterprises fail to do that.

  • Five ways businesses can increase profitability from loyalty programs

    First 5000     |      July 19, 2021

    In a customer-centric environment, creating loyalty programs that are meaningful and easy to engage with can deliver massive dividends to organisations, according to Christopher Carroll chief revenue officer at Loyalty Now.

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