First 5000 is a business network for Australia's most significant mid-sized companies. It's a vehicle to connect and network with local and international big business as well as policy makers and each other.
Innovation is often seen as the province of agile start-ups or, at the other extreme, global corporations.
In reality, the engine of innovation are often the mid-tier companies who have survived the turbulent start-up years, but still have appetite for risk and the challenger spirit that feeds innovation. That often-overlooked ‘middle ground’ has plenty to contribute to the innovation discussion.
Australia’s low levels of collaboration between industry and researchers have been much discussed.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘Innovation Statement’ will hopefully set initiatives in motion to improve this number but as businesses, we can’t and don’t need to wait for the Government to hold our hands.
The pressure is on this time of year. So if you've left everything to the last minute, here are some tips to keep your business running smoothly while you take a break.
Every year, it feels as if the Christmas countdown starts earlier than the year before. Never mind that Christmas is at the end of December -- businesses are getting into the Christmas spirit and spruiking their seasonal deals right after Halloween.