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First 5000 is a 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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Productivity Comm...


The Trade and Assistance Review 2013-14 was released on 24 June 2015. The review contains the Productivity Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian Government assistance to industry.

Australian industry received over $17 billion in gross assistance from the Australian Government through budgetary outlays, tax concessions and tariffs in 2013-14, according to the latest annual Trade and Assistance Review (The Review) by the Productivity Commission.

Productivity Commission Trade and Assistance Review 2013-14
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NAB - Business View

If you strive for business success, continuous improvement is vital. First 5000 partner NAB shares insights from Derek Stockley, training and management consultant.

Continuous improvement is in Derek Stockley’s DNA.

Derek Stockley, training and management consultant

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has released a report highlighting the trade promotion activities offered by 10 of Australia's key export competitors.

The Advancing Trade Development report provides a solid foundation for understanding best practice and illustrates that the case for trade promotion organisations (TPOs) has never been stronger.

Export Council of Australia
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Drew Kelton


Digital disruption is sweeping through the finance and banking sectors. Drew Kelton explains why there needs to more stringent risk management and what is being done.

Millennials are the new powerbrokers; shaking up brands and forcing them into new ways of communicating and servicing their consumers.

Drew Kelton, Vice President and Managing Director, APAC  at DocuSign
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Jo Scard


Would you like to boost the profile of your business? Jo Scard, communications guru at Fifty Acres and First 5000 partner Pundit Connect adviser, offers her top 10 tips for selling your story to the media.

Selling your stories to the media can be a nerve-wracking experience.

Jo Scared, Managing Director, Fifty Acres - The Communications Agency

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