• Coronavirus

    Will 2020 be the worst year for businesses on record?

    First 5000 |  October 28, 2020

    New research reveals that despite strong Government stimulus and a gradual opening up of nearly all States since July, 50 per cent of businesses saw a drop in their profits this year, and 55 per cent made serious cuts to their expenses.

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  • Marketing

    The iconic green and gold kangaroo: A global success

    First 5000 |  October 27, 2020

    The Australian Made logo has confirmed its international appeal, with new Horizon Consumer Science research finding 97% of overseas consumers have a positive first impression of the iconic green and gold kangaroo.

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  • Coronavirus Grants and support

    Grants of up to $250,000 to develop a product or service for commercial use

    First 5000 |  October 26, 2020

    The NSW Government has joined forces with Innovation District Partners including Australian Catholic University (ACU) to identify businesses which are accelerating the commercialisation of research products to address the many disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Mature workers

    Time for us to retire retirement

    Gary Martin |  October 23, 2020

    Rather than retiring, a better proposition might be to take breaks along the way at different stages of our lives, a mini-retirement here and there instead of one mega-break at the end of our careers, suggests Professor Gary Martin.

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  • Business Coronavirus

    Relationships are the most important business asset – more so now and post COVID

    Joe Perri |  October 22, 2020

    As businesses emerge from COVID-19 shut downs and seek to reenergise their ventures, one asset above all others stands out as the most valuable resource that doesn’t appear on the balance sheet – quality long standing relationships, says Joe Perri.

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  • Mature workers Retail

    Why retail needs more mature age workers and fewer uni students 

    Dave Strutton |  October 21, 2020

    The retail sector is often seen an as ideal place for young people to gain work experience and earn money while at university, but when it comes to hiring long-term staff, Dave Strutton, owner of Howards Storage World in Adelaide says the most reliable and loyal workers are usually those who are older.

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  • Business

    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. 

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  • Have your say

    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. Have your say today!

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