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First 5000 is a 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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Jo Scard


Would you like to boost the profile of your business? Jo Scard, communications guru at Fifty Acres and First 5000 partner Pundit Connect adviser, offers her top 10 tips for selling your story to the media.

Selling your stories to the media can be a nerve-wracking experience.

Jo Scared, Managing Director, Fifty Acres - The Communications Agency
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Suzanne Mercier

Australia has a strong history of being innovative. As part of the ‘A Vision for Australia” consultation, Suzanne Mercier puts innovation under the spotlight.

We’re an innovative lot, aren’t we!

Suzanne Mercier, performance catalyst.
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Adam O’Donnell

Looking at hiring new staff? Adam O’Donnell reviews how to ensure that you get an accurate picture of who is going to join your business.

I've had a few conversations recently with clients and colleagues about the shortcomings of interviews when recruiting staff. 

Adam O’Donnell, Corporat Commando
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Paul Migliorini

Flexibility plays a key role in the modern workplace. Paul Migliorini explains the rise of coworking and what it means for your business.

We are seeing a definitive shift in the way we work, it’s no longer somewhere we go, but something we do.

 Paul Migliorini CEO of Regus
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Fi Bendall


Corporate Australia is in need of a complete overhaul. As part of the ‘A Vision for Australia” consultation, Fi Bendall shares her thoughts on improving the nation through digital disruption.

Leading from a professional basis I have a vision stronger than ever. I would like Corporate Australia to break the historical mindset. It is the most important vision I have for Australia that would truly change this country.

Fi Bendall is an expert and pioneer in digital strategy

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