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Welcome to First 5000

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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NAB - Business View

Fay Calderone's unique approach to managing people, clients and budgets has seen her recognised as ‘Emerging Leader in the Private Sector’ at the 2014 NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. The annual awards celebrate the most inspiring and outstanding female talent in business and the community.

“Success always starts with passion and an unrelenting drive to make it work,” says Calderone.

Fay Calderone, Partner, Workplace Solutions
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Lindsay Banffy

Governments are improving their relationship with business and are releasing open source data to SMEs in an effort to provide the best public services for the community. Ahead of CeBIT’s GovInnovate Summit, Lindsay Banffy spoke with Mark Headd about important role ‘Civic Hacking’ plays.

When it comes to business innovation, Small and Medium Enterprises regularly demonstrate their ability to ‘punch above their weight’.

Mark Headd, Technical Evangelist, Accela Inc. (US)
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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

There are lots of opportunities for First 5000 members seeking to expand their operations. Venturenauts managing director Peter McKenna shares his experiences in ASEAN and looks at how you can access this growing region.

If you are looking to do business in Asia, it's not just about Japan, Korea, China or Indonesia. The ASEAN region is an exciting opportunity, being one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets that sits right on our doorstep.

Australian Economic Community
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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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