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.
Concerns over the domination and control wheedled by the four major banks have been voiced to the Federal Government’s Competition Policy Review. Jost Stollmann of Tyro Payments believes it is time to take action again the unfair punishment of Australia’s small to medium business community.
Fines should be tripled for breaches of Australia’s competition law, to prevent the country’s four major banks from crushing smaller competitors.
The month of November has been the focus of a campaign promoting the services of small business. Martin Seward of program sponsor American Express explains the vital role of small business in the community.
To understand why the First 5000 community of mid-sized businesses should be interested in the plight of small business, you first have to understand the importance of small business to macro-economic prosperity.
Following on from the successful launch of last year’s international business survey, the Export Council of Australia are keen to hear from First 5000 members about issues that are most important to your business and your international success.
The Export Council of Australia are the peak voice for Australian exporters. Submissions close 5 December.