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First 5000 is a new business development alliance for Australia's most significant mid-size companies. It's a vehicle to connect and network with local and international big business as well as policy makers, and of course each other.

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Jost Stollmann

Chaos may be looming for Australia’s 37,700 restaurants, cafes and pubs, when signatures are officially abolished on all credit and debit card payments from 1 August 2014.

According to new research by Tyro Payments, PIN usage regarding transactions that offer a choice between PIN and signature increased from 59 per cent in November 2013 to 78 per cent in June 2014 for 10,000 small-to-medium businesses, including many restaurants, cafes and pubs.

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Tony Abbott


Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in his address to the B20 Summit that business is the primary creator of national wealth – business, not government. He noted that profitable private businesses are at the heart of the strong economy that’s needed for a strong and stable society.

If you really want to get something done, you ask someone very busy to do it. The Australian Government asked Richard Goyder to chair the B20 (the leaders of the largest businesses from the world’s 20 largest and most representative economies) because he runs one of the largest companies in Australia. 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott
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Helen Hull

Reducing the costs of red tape leads the list of recommendations from the G20SME conference which will be raised at the B20 business leaders meeting in Sydney tomorrow (17 July 2014).

More than 120 people gathered at the G20 Agenda for Growth: Opportunities for SME Conference on 20 June 2014 at Parliament House in Melbourne organised by the Australian Treasury and First 5000 parent company Global Access Partners (GAP).<--break- />

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Tara Commerford


In a competitive marketplace it is essential to find new staff who can adapt quickly to your business environment. LinkedIn’s Tara Commerford highlights how find the ideal candidate, and save time and money in the process.

The willingness of your employees to adapt their skills to the opportunities available to them is a key indicator of their workplace adaptability.

Tara Commerford, LinkedIn Head of Communications AU/NZ & Southeast Asia
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Inge van der Poel

It's time to put strategies in place to actually harness the innovation potential. Inge van der Poel highlights how wisdom sharing between different generations of workers can help your business.

A lot has been written about innovation recently. The Financial Review dedicated a whole issue of its June edition of BOSS magazine on innovation.

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