• Coronavirus

    Staff worries skyrocketing for SMEs before Omicron made things worse

    First 5000 |  January 19, 2022

    Business owners were already struggling with staff issues in the second half of 2021, well before the January 2022 Omicron spike exacerbated their staff shortage woes, according to national research by leading SME non-bank lender ScotPac.

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  • Mental Health

    Critical small business mental health program renewed

    First 5000 |  January 18, 2022

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to renew funding for a critical mental health program tailored to small business owners.

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  • Resilience

    Is optimism on your risk register?

    Victor Perton |  January 17, 2022

    An optimistic mindset will help reframe the challenges of our time as opportunities rather than constraints and bring people together in the search for solutions. Victor Perton explains.

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  • Business

    Trends for the changing workplace in 2022

    Andy Hurt |  January 14, 2022

    The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed us; made us question our values and re-evaluate what’s important to us. Poly’s ANZ Managing Director Andy Hurt shared his predictions for how the pandemic will change the workplace in 2022 and beyond.

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  • Agriculture

    Farmers finished 2021 with positive outlook

    First 5000 |  January 13, 2022

    Australian farmers are predicting the “magic combination” of high commodity prices, low interest rates and good seasonal conditions will continue in the year ahead – sustaining a continued high level of confidence across the sector.

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  • Positive leadership

    Positive leadership helps clients, your business

    Victoria Coster |  January 12, 2022

    Looking at the world through rose coloured glasses can be difficult at times but Victoria Coster believes positivity flows from herself to her credit repair business team and ultimately onto their clients and relationships with referral partners.

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  • Productivity

    How to create more capacity: The 1 day refund

    First 5000 |  January 11, 2022

    Inspired by the recent lockdowns, productivity expert Donna McGeorge has published her latest book, The 1 Day Refund, which shares practical strategies to create 15 per cent more capacity in their lives, equivalent to 1 day per week.

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  • Positive leadership

    HAVE YOUR SAY: How does your business foster positive leadership?

    First 5000 |  December 1, 2021

    What makes a good leader? In the era of the ‘new normal’, it’s important to be optimistic and essential that those who run businesses lead from the top. As part of our have your say series we invite to answer ‘How does your business foster positive leadership? 

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