• Business

    ANZ’s four-day work week pilot success a “game changer” for how we work


    Joe Jiang |  July 5, 2023


    Successful trials of the four-day work week in Australia and New Zealand have signalled a need to transform the way we work to achieve sustainable benefits for the employee, the organisation and society, RMIT Professor Zhou (Joe) Jiang, explains.


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  • Finance

    Australian middle market continues to power ahead as the engine room of economy


    Mick Wright-Smith |  June 30, 2023


    Banks face several key challenges in lending to middle market companies, Mick Wright-Smith, Co-Founder and Partner, Epsilon Direct Lending explains.


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  • Digital transformation

    Embrace digital transformation now or risk falling behind


    Adrian Floate |  June 26, 2023


    Businesses of all sizes need to embrace digital transformation – especially in how they make/accept invoice payments and how this impacts cash flow – as a means of survival in today’s uncertain economic environment, Adrian Floate Managing Director of Spenda explains.


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  • Retail

    Retail recession will be life-changing for consumers


    First 5000 |  June 23, 2023


    According to customer experience expert, Lyndall Spooner of Fifth Dimension, the retail recession will be life-changing in a positive way for consumers. While brands are going under and there is blood on the streets, consumers will be the winners.


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  • Digital transformation

    SMES to benefit from staff training, digital investment


    First 5000 |  June 22, 2023


    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) is encouraging SMEs businesses to act now if they want to benefit from a new tax incentive to train their employees and digitise their business.


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  • Cyber security Have your say

    ASIC invites Australian entities to assess their cyber resilience


    First 5000 |  June 21, 2023


    ASIC-regulated entities, including mid market businesses, publicly listed companies, other entities holding licences and authorisations, are invited to take part in a survey to measure cyber resilience in Australia’s corporate and financial markets. 


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  • Human resources

    Changes to pay secrecy explained


    Sean Melbourne |  June 14, 2023


    Penalties for pay secrecy clauses have been updated. Sean Melbourne from professional services company Source explains what employers and employees can and can’t do when it comes to pay secrecy.


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  • Superannuation

    Federal Government announces payday super from 1 July 2026


    First 5000 |  June 1, 2023


    The Albanese Government has announced it will require super to be paid at the same time as salary and wages from 1 July 2026.


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Latest News

  • Wave of insolvencies about to hit Australian economy

    First 5000     |      March 29, 2023

    Law firm Taylor David is sounding the alarm on the number of insolvencies about to hit the Australian economy in 2023 with a warning that the number of companies facing financial headwinds is likely to be significantly larger than during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC).

  • Businesses to benefit from Airwallex fee reduction

    First 5000     |      March 28, 2023

    Australian businesses could save up to USD 12,000 each year after payments and financial platform Airwallex slashed the cost of online payments processing for domestic credit and debit cards by nearly 30 per cent, effective immediately. 

  • The reteamification issue hitting workplaces all over the country

    First 5000     |      March 24, 2023

    Workplaces are being hit with a new kind of issue that is decimating businesses faster than the impact of COVID, according to Christina Foxwell, a leading life and business coach and prominent self-help author, it is called ‘reteam-itis’.

  • AI provides threat to creative experts faster than customer service

    Lyndall Spooner     |      March 23, 2023

    Lyndall Spooner, founder and CEO of Australian strategic research and consulting agency, Fifth Dimension proposes artificial intelligence (AI) could replace knowledge and creative experts faster than customer service personnel.

  • Era of ‘digital by default’ leaving mid market businesses exposed post-COVID

    First 5000     |      March 21, 2023

    Off the back of a string of cyber breaches and mishandling of consumer records in the private sector Records and Information Management Practitioners Alliance CEO Anne Cornish is warning medium market businesses to act before it’s too late.

  • Navigating the Ever-Evolving Terrain of Construction Technology

    Amelia Atkins     |      March 21, 2023

    Innovation is the cornerstone of progress, driving forward the realms of human endeavor in once unimaginable ways. Nowhere is this dynamic more evident than in the realm of construction, where technological advancements are continuously reshaping the landscape of building practices. As we stand on the precipice of a new era, characterized by rapid technological growth […]

  • EVENT: Maximise the value of your business

    Craig West     |      March 17, 2023

    The team at Succession Plus in conjunction with First 5000 invites you to join us for an interactive seminar exploring the key drivers of business value acceleration – which levers can you pull and which ones make the most difference for your business in your circumstances. 

  • Top office trends sweeping the country

    First 5000     |      March 16, 2023

    Businesses across the country are transforming their offices into comfort zones as staff return to work – bringing with them a new era of office quirks, according to Jenny Folley, founder and CEO of @WORKSPACES. 

  • Businesses should know their bank, tips for businesses in wake of US bank run

    First 5000     |      March 15, 2023

    The latest US bank run has emphasised the importance of which financial institution businesses put their money in, even in Australia, according to CPA accountant, Coco Hou, managing director of Platinum Professional Training.

  • Succession Plus partner with mid-market business alliance group First 5000

    First 5000     |      March 9, 2023

    Mid-market advisory firm Succession Plus has announced a major partnership with First 5000 to better support and promote mid-market business owners in Australia.

  • Celebrating female leaders on International Women’s Day

    First 5000     |      March 8, 2023

    On International Women’s Day 2023, First 5000 encourages you to celebrate female leaders and we are excited to share six female leaders who are challenging stereotypes and misconceptions to pursue a career in manufacturing.

  • Top 300 organisations failing to address gender-biased language: report

    First 5000     |      March 6, 2023

    A report from business performance consultancy We Are Unity has revealed that while ‘implicit gender bias’ has improved, ‘gender-balanced language’ has stagnated in Australia. 

  • Australians call for more sustainability initiatives at work

    First 5000     |      March 3, 2023

    A report from workplace supply solutions company COS has found that 79 per cent of Australians would like to see more sustainable initiatives at work.

  • Exploring the Mediterranean Coast

    Amelia Atkins     |      February 26, 2023

    Exploring the Mediterranean Coast is a tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty woven together by the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Stretching across multiple countries, this region beckons travelers with its picturesque landscapes, ancient ruins, and vibrant coastal towns. In this article, we’ll embark on a virtual journey to uncover eight enchanting places […]

  • Tips and Tricks for First-Time Apartment Renters

    Amelia Atkins     |      February 23, 2023

    Embarking on the journey of renting your first apartment can be both exhilarating and nerve-wracking. It marks a significant step towards independence and responsibility, as you venture into the realm of adulthood and self-sufficiency. However, navigating the complex world of apartment rentals can pose considerable challenges for newcomers, especially without prior experience or guidance. From […]