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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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Suzanne Mercier

It is imporant to recognise that mid sized business don't have the resources that large companies have. Suzanne Mercier explains how through employee engagement your business can thrive. 

Look through any news article on business and the overwhelming likelihood is that it will be about entrepreneurs, small business or the big end of town.

Suzanne Mercier, founder & CEO of Purpose to Profit
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Lindley Edwards


Dialectic viewpoints are useful in complex issues like renewable energy and energy security, but rarely encouraged in the Australian public policy debate. As part of GAP's A Vision for Australia consultation, Lindley Edwards supports so-called ‘skyhook’ ideas that bridge current realities and future possibilities.

“Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.” - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Lindley Edwards, Group CEO of AFG Venture Group
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NAB - Business View


Engagement is the key to building relationships. First 5000 partner NAB looks at how engagement can make you more influential. 

Business success is built on influence. The quality of your relationships with your employees, customers and other stakeholders depends on your ability to change the way they think, feel and act.

Neuroleadership expert Jon Pratlett
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Helen Hull

We are reaching out to every Australian as we embark on a major initiative to create a narrative and execute a vision for Australia.

In particular we would like to hear from First 5000 members in regard to a vision for Australia's business activities.

A vision for Australia: Have your say
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Darren Moffatt

Google regularly reviews and amends the way it ranks its search results. Darren Moffatt shares the latest change that will hit many businesses and First 5000 members hard.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years you’ve probably heard about the surge in internet search now conducted on smartphones.

Darren Moffatt, founder WebBuzz

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