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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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Nina Sochon

When implementing a telework program it is important to look at it from all angles. Nina Sochon explains it’s more than just about HR and IT working together.

When it comes to starting a flexible or remote work program, the problem is often that surprises can pop up along the way.

Nina Sochon, Managing Director of Teleworking Enterprises
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Adam O’Donnell

It's easy for workplace conflict to spiral out of control. Corporate Commando Adam O’Donnell shares his ideas on how to keep the peace.

I’ve come to realise that conflict is not just essential if we want to make progress and avoid the ever-present risk of groupthink where nobody wants to speak up against a course of action for fear of disturbing team cohesion - it’s also inevitable.

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Luke Lawler

Business success doesn’t just happen overnight, it takes years of research, dedication and refinement. Luke Lawler, CEO of Prima Health Solutions shares his company’s approach in the area of weight and lifestyle related chronic disease management.

I have a background in the pharmaceutical industry, in particular experience with weight related conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Luke Lawler, CEO of Prima Health Solutions
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Nick Stanley


Australia suffers due to the tyranny of distance when doing business. Nick Stanley believes it is time to play to our competitive advance by embracing the internet and digital age.

The Australian Economy is subject to a competitive disadvantage that we need to take into account and factor in to our national growth strategy.

 Nick Stanley CEO Sky Software
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Helen Hull

A lack of information on areas such as local culture, business practices, language, consumer requirements, local regulations and tariffs are the most prominent challenges of doing business in the most difficult overseas markets, according to a survey commissioned by the Export Council of Australia.

Australia’s International Business Survey 2014 (AIBS 2014), highlighted that information gaps remain critical to Australian businesses as part of their future expansion plans. 

Australia’s International Business Survey 2014

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