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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.

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Megan Boehm

 

Businesses are ditching Australia’s big banks and turning to non-bank lenders for finance in droves.

According to the inaugural ‘Non-Bank Business Lender’s Survey’ by fintech broker eBroker.com.au, more than 50% of its loan applicants have previously been declined by a bank.

Megan Boehm
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By:
Yamini Naidu

What drives us to reach our full potential? The opportunity to exercise influence and shape how things are done, according to CEB Global’s recent talent report.

Successful business people know that influence can make the difference between reaching their full potential or falling short and, keeping clients or losing them.

Yamini Naidu
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By:
Megan Boehm

 

Despite 80 per cent of mid-sized Australian business CFOs claiming innovation is a priority for their business, an alarming 32 per cent have not allocated any funding to innovation over the next 12 months.

A survey conducted by American Express among CFOs of 252 mid-sized Australian companies found innovation is crucial for businesses, but many organisations have failed to meet their innovation goals, often due to lack of a plan for the future, or a “game plan.”

Megan Boehm
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By:
Gulshan Singh

 

Development of Northern Australia has implications for the entire nation -– bringing both potential benefits and also enormous risks.

There have been numerous reports on Northern Australia, most recently the government white paper ‘Our North, Our Future’ in June 2015. Many reports have adopted either strongly optimistic or pessimistic positions influenced by pre-existing agendas.

The Global Access Partners (GAP) Taskforce on The North, Agriculture and Environment brought together a group of stakeholders with specific interest and expertise in the development of Northern Australia.

Gulshan Singh
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By:
Karen Gately

 

Personal attributes irrelevant to a person’s capacity to deliver in a role should never play a part in determining the opportunities and benefits they receive, and yet all too often they do.

The fact is far too many business decisions continue to be made for reasons entirely unrelated to qualifications, capability or work performance.

Karen Gately
 

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